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IPO & JPO to be competent ISA & IPEA to each other under PCT, EPO publishes patent index 2020 and more

Weekly Patent News

IPO & JPO to be competent ISA & IPEA to each other under PCT; Apple fined $308.5 million for patent infringement, says “will appeal”; EPO publishes patent index 2020 Indian Patent News IPO & JPO to be competent ISA & IPEA to each other under PCT India and Japan have mutually agreed to recognize each other’s offices as be competent International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) for any international (PCT) patent application filed with them. This decision comes as part of the 4th Review meeting held under Indo-Japan Memorandum of Cooperation on Industrial Property on the 19th of March 2021....

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Number of grants increase by over 60% this week, minor drop in patent publications

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 19th of March 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 955 patent applications have been published in the 12th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 955 applications published in the journal, 191 applications account for early publications while 764 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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CAIT announces launch of eCommerce Portal, Samsung and Nokia ink Video Patent Licensing Deal, Spotify and Kakao sign Music Licensing Deal and more.

E commerce and Licensing

CAIT announces launch of eCommerce Portal, Rise in eCommerce sales in Middle East despite Covid-19, Telecom Licensing Terms amended by DoT, Samsung and Nokia ink Video Patent Licensing Deal, Spotify and Kakao sign Music Licensing Deal and Warner Bros. has partnered with Toybox. CAIT announces launch of eCommerce Portal The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) announced that it is going to launch a mobile app for its eCommerce portal ‘Bharatemarket’ which is aimed at getting more small traders to sell online more easily through smartphones. The traders' body has its sight at onboarding seven lakh traders on the portal by December...

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Apple sued for infringement of Emojis, The Mail ordered to publish its defeat in suit against Meghan Markle, Justice League accidently released on HBO Max and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Rapper Tekashi 6is9ine sued for copyright infringement on his hit single ‘Gooba’, Court grants Pinterest’s motion to dismiss in a copyright infringement suit filed by a Photographer, Developer Katrina Parrott sues Apple for alleged copyright infringement over use of multi-racial emojis, The Dubai Taxi Corporation issued Ghanaian Rapper a cease and desist notice, Justice League accidently released on HBO Max, The Mail must publish its own defeat in suit against Meghan Market on the first page, CJEU rules that framing content would amount to communication to the public. Rapper Tekashi sued for Copyright Infringement After being accused of copying by producer...

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China top patent filer in 2020, India ranks 13th; IPAB’s future in limbo and more

Weekly Patent News

Industry groups urge government to rethink decision on abolishing IPAB; Nokia and Samsung sign a patent licensing agreement; Intel asked to pay $2.18 billion in patent infringement case; China remains top patent filer in 2020, filings grow despite pandemic; Ricoh joins WIPO GREEN Indian Patent News Industry groups urge government to rethink decision on abolishing IPAB According to The Economic Times, a group of industry associations on intellectual property has asked the government to reconsider its proposal to abolish the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) stating that such a move would be prejudicial to India’s credibility as an IP jurisdiction and lower IP...

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Slow down in activity across the Indian patent office this week

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 12th of March 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 987 patent applications have been published in the 11th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 987 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 804 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute, Disney  shuts stores for eCommerce Business, Twitter introduces new e-marketing feature and more.

E commerce and Licensing

No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute, Disney  shuts stores for eCommerce Business, Box office collection in China like never before, Pandemic causes David Crosby to sell his IP rights, Twitter introduces new e-marketing feature, Square acquires Tidal for USD 297 Million. No streaming of K-pop songs over Licensing Dispute A month after Spotify, the global music streaming application, was launched in South Korea, it was noticed that Korean popular music was taken down from the app leaving the fans worldwide completely shaken. The license between Kakao M, the distributor of the music to Spotify and other music streaming apps...

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French Court fines Jeff Koons for Copyright Infringement, English High Court orders ISPs to block Music Piracy Sites, Supreme Court suggests screening Online Content and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

French Court fines Jeff Koons for Copyright Infringement, VPN Provider sued for Privacy Violation, US Copyright Office issues New Group Registration notice, English High Court orders ISPs to block Music Piracy Sites, Supreme Court suggests screening Online Content. French Court fines Jeff Koons for Copyright Infringement In 2015, a lawsuit was filed against Jeff Koons and the Centre Pompidou for copying a photographer’s photo for an ad campaign for the clothing line Naf Naf. The disputed photograph shows a female model lying in snow in a similar position with a pig (which is the Naf Naf mascot) wearing a small barrel...

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Bombay High Court Vacates Injunction Granted to ISKCON, Burberry Fights Baneberry and more

Bombay High Court vacates injunction granted to ISKCON, Madurai Marikolunthu Sought for GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bombay High Court Vacates Injunction Granted to ISKCON In a recent decision by the Bombay High Court, an earlier injunction granted in favour of the Bombay branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has been revoked, in light of certain new facts that came to the fore. The interim injunction was granted on 18th December 2020 against Vishna Foods Private Limited, restraining them from using the “ISKCON” trademark. Vishna Foods claimed that...

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The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021- A Brief Note

The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021- A Brief Note The Government of India through the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY) has recently issued a notification, for implementing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (2021 Rules). Apart from its application to intermediaries as defined under section 2(w) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the new rules are applicable to Social Media Intermediaries (SMIs), Significant Social Media Intermediaries (SSMIs) and Digital Media Platforms (DMPs). Additionally, Original Curated Content Platforms (OCCPs) have also been brought under the ambit of these...

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