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Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and more.

Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal, Netflix and Sony Strike Groundbreaking Licensing deal, Benetton India and Timex ink Licensing deal, WhatsApp announces eCommerce Friendly Business Features and The Integration of Social Media and eCommerce. Chingari and Koinange Records collaborate on Licensing deal Chingari, the India-based short video app, has struck a licensing deal with Koinange Records and the alliance is said to promote localised content in every language on the video app. Koinange records is also set to collaborate with independent artists across the country as well as popular artists of every genre of music. The spokespersons for both Chingari...

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Vitiation of IPAB – Changes under the Trade Marks Act

Vitiation of IPAB and changes to the Trade Marks Act

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 THE PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 2001 THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (LAND AND TRAFFIC) ACT, 2002 THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted...

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Vitiation of IPAB and Beyond – Geographical Indications

Vitiation of IPAB & consequences on the the GI Act

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 THE PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 2001 THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (LAND AND TRAFFIC) ACT, 2002 THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted...

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Vitiation of IPAB and Beyond – What changes under the Copyright Act now?

Tribunal reforms & Copyright Act

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 THE PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 2001 THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (LAND AND TRAFFIC) ACT, 2002 THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted...

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Close to 10,000 patents issued by the patent office so far this year, higher grants likely

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 9th of April 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,000 patent applications have been published in the 15th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,000 applications published in the journal, 189 applications account for early publications while 811 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Saregama and Triller Enter into Global Music Licensing Deal, TikTok inks Licensing deal in South Africa, Maharashtra Govt.’s Guidelines for E-Commerce and Food Delivery Firms and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Maharashtra Government Releases Guidelines for E-Commerce and Food Delivery Firms, Significance of Growth of eCommerce policy in India, MasterCard’s report details growth of eCommerce in 2020, Shopify to get an eCommerce Grocery-Selling App, Saregama and Triller Enter into Global Music Licensing Deal and TikTok inks Licensing deal in South Africa. MAHARASHTRA GOVT. RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR E-COMMERCE AND FOOD DELIVERY FIRMS On April 4th 2021, the Maharashtra Government released a “Break the Chain” order. Effective from April 10th 2021, the order requires e-commerce and food delivery services personnel to get vaccinated, or carry a negative RT-PCR certificate, which will be valid for 15...

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TuneIn Loses Appeal in UK infringement Lawsuit, Nike sues MSCHF for copyright infringement, Brexit does not hasten exit from EU Copyright Law and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

TuneIn Loses Appeal in UK infringement Lawsuit, Nike sues MSCHF for copyright infringement, Goldsmith wins copyright infringement suit against Warhol's work, Publishing company Wiley emphasizes importance of open access and legal sustainability and Brexit does not hasten exit from EU Copyright Law. TUNEIN LOSES APPEAL IN UK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT In the original ruling in 2019, the UK High Court decided against the San Francisco-based digital radio service and ruled that it breached the copyright of the music companies through unlicensed streams overseas but at the same time, there was no copyright infringement for its licensed streams in the UK. Following this, TuneIn...

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Copyright, Information Technology and eCommerce Govt. Notifications-2021

Ministry of Commerce and Industry introduces the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a notification, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), introducing the Copyright  (Amendment) Rules, 2021, with effect from 30th March, 2021. A copy of the rules may be accessed here. Meity introduces the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a notification, introducing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. A copy of the rules may be accessed here. Meity announces Public Consultation for draft...

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Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and more.

Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Big Tech Chinese Firms scrutinized by Anti-trust Regime, The FTC forms international group for monitoring Pharma mergers, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, Facebook’s suffers massive user data breach revealing sensitive data, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and Balancing Privacy and Surveillance through COVID-19 lockdowns. Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat Xinuos, Inc., which is an American software company, has filed a copyright infringement and antitrust lawsuit against IBM and Red Hat, Inc., in March 2021, alleging unauthorized use of their software code and subsequent engagement in anti-competitive behaviour. The complaint filed...

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PUBG Features Godzilla, Nike Sues Rapper Lil Nas X, and more

Trademark News

PUBG features Godzilla, Apple unable to prevent Swatch from trademarking Steve Jobs’ quote, Calcutta High Court protects Well-Known “Amul” trademark and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Calcutta High Court Restrains Usage of Amul’s Well-Known Trademark The Calcutta High Court recently passed an interim order against Maa Tara Trading Co., restraining them from using the trademark ‘Amul’ in connection with their products. The case was instituted by Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. (“Kaira”), who are the proprietors of the trademark ‘Amul’. It was contended in the Plaint, that Maa Tara Trading Co....

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