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07 Jan
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Copyright: OSS SERIES – A PRIMER ON OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE – Introduction to Copyright Law – By Kalyan Kankanala, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP

The Copyright law protects ideas expressed on a tangible form. Ideas by themselves do not get any protection; only the expression of the idea is protected under the copyright law. To get protection an idea should be expressed as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic or photographic work or a sound recording. Such an expression should […]

07 Jan
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Patent: Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883 (Revised at Stockholm in 1967) – By Prof. Anil B. Suraj, IIM Bangalore

Monopoly and related rights have always been frowned upon by the law. The Statute of Monopolies, enacted in England in the year 1623, established that monopolies are not acceptable in law, but made a glorious exception in favour of patentable inventions. Therefore, although the statute prohibited monopolies, it specifically preserved the right of the royalty […]

02 Jan
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Trademarks: Should Distinctiveness have anything to do with Dilution – By Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, USA

Evolution of Dilution as a Remedy: The theory of Dilution as a means of protecting a trademark was first propounded by Frank Schechter in his research article, “The Rational Basis for Trademark Protection”. He advocates in this article that the real function of trademark law is to identify a product as satisfactory and thereby stimulate […]

02 Jan
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Contractual Dispute: Right of Publicity and its Descendibility – By Shahin Shaik, LL.M. (IP), Pierce Law Center, USA.

The right of publicity is defined as the right of each individual to control and profit from the commercial value of his or her own identity. The right as recognizes and protects the unauthorized commercial exploitation of a celebrity’s name (actual or legal), likeness, as well as other aspects of identity such as photograph, portrait, […]

02 Jan
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Entertainment Law: Star Wars: Film permitting, Prior restraint & Governments role in entertainment industry – By Jon Garon, Dean, Hamline University Law School

In the plush offices of StudioCity and in the trenches of Hollywood, a war rages on for control of billions of dollars. Money generated through licensing fees, location rentals, payroll, and equipment purchase and rental in each film and television location pour into the local economy. With the direct effect of motion picture and television […]

02 Jan
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Patent: Patent protection for medical methods: Ethics Vs. Patent incentives – By Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief Knowledge officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP

The Patent system contributes to human prosperity by promoting the progress of science and technology. It ensures progress by providing incentives to invent, disclose, invest and design around. These incentives assure invention, innovation and efficient use of inventions. Owing to the advantages offered by the patent system, the scope of patentable subject matter has been […]

26 Dec
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Copyright: Indian Copyright Basics – By Chaitanya.B

What is a Copyright? Copyright, is a form of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic, photographic and sound recording works. Copyright protects the expression of ideas in a tangible form. Protection starts as soon as an idea is expressed on a tangible form. Tangible form includes anything […]

26 Dec
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Trademarks: Basics of Indian Trademark Law – By Aparna Goud,

What is a Trademark? A trademark is any representation, which might be a word, phrase, symbol, design, sound, smell, colour, adopted and used by a company to identify its products or services, and to distinguish them from products and services of others. The primary purpose of a trademark is to prevent consumers from becoming confused […]

24 Dec
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Copyrights: Anti-Circumvention laws to protect Digital Rights: An Indian Perspective

Author Kalyan C. Kankanala[1] , Chief Knowledge officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP visit Introduction. 1 Part I – Overview of Anti Circumvention Laws. 4 International Treaties. 4 United States of America. 5 European Union. 6 India. 7 Part II – Problems with Anti-Circumvention Laws. 7 Part III – India and Anti-circumvention Laws. […]

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