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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

The Fight for Martha Graham’s Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music

The Fight for Martha Graham's Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music.

Martha Graham is well known for her modern dance technique, choreography, sets, costumes, jewellery and other creative work, and she is today a legend in dance circles. Her unique technique and style is referred to as Martha Graham Technique or Graham's Technique after her name. Martha Graham was quite protective of her creative work, and allowed very few dance companies to perform her choreographies during her life time. In her effort to finance her creative work and promote/disseminate her technique/style, Martha Graham formed Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance ("Centre") and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance ("School"). Both of...

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Cyber Monday Sales Amount to USD 9.4 billion, Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music, Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users and more

E commerce and Licensing

India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index; Smart Phone Sales Amount to USD 9.4 Billion spent on Cyber Monday; Setback to Pharmaceutical Sales Online; The Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music; Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users; BBC’s CBeebies Now Available on Voot Kids App; Michelin Guide, Trip Advisor and its Subsidiary: A Strategic Alliance; Jay-Z's music back on Spotify after Two Year Hiatus and more. India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Business-to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce index 2019 pegs India in the 73rd position out of the 152...

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Genius Files Suit Against Google and Lyricfind, Spotify Faces Multiple Lawsuits,Photographer Sues Pinterest for IP Violations and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Music Website Genius Files Suit Against Google and Lyricfind; Jay-Z Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against Publisher; Spotify Faces Multiple Lawsuits for Infringement and Deceptive Trade Practices; Photographer Sues Pinterest for Intellectual Property Violations; Netflix Faces Copyright Infringement Suit in Light of Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator; Bajirao’s Descendent Files Suit Against Panipat; Legal Notice Sent to Censor Board and Filmmakers of Mardaani 2 and more. Music Website Genius Files Suit Against Google and Lyricfind Lyricfind and Google are being sued by popular music lyric website Genius for anti- competitive practices and breach of contract. The issue came to the forefront when Genius...

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Patent office examines 3500 patent applications in one week! New record?

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 6th of December 2019. 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 1480 patent applications have been published in the 49th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1480 applications published in the journal, 236 applications account for early publications while 1244 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Dance’s Literary and Dramatic Aspects: From Yakshagana Ballet to Yaksharanga

FROM YAKSHAGANA BALLET TO YAKSHARANGA

Academy of General Edu., Manipal Vs. Malini Mallya In a case involving Yakshagana, a form of ballet dance, the Supreme Court pointed out that literary and dramatic works acquire distinctive protection under the Indian Copyright Act. It stated that script of a drama acquires protection as a literary work, and that includes dramatic literature in its fold. However, dance, choreography, scenic arrangements and other aspects of ballet like works will be considered as dramatic works. Simply put, the script of a play is copyrightable as a literary work, and the movements, acting, choreography and arrangements are protectable as dramatic works. The case...

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Electronic filing of PPH request commences at IPO, Indian patent office to be at par with USPTO and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Electronic filing of PPH request commences on 5th December 2019, 70 requests already filed; Indian Government to establish IPO based on the model of USPTO; CII publishes unique report on using IP as collateral at the 5th edition of the annual IP Conference; Sisvel and Spotify enter into patent licensing agreement; InterDigital files patent infringement lawsuit against Huawei; Avanci signs patent licensing agreement with Volvo Cars; Hong Kong hosts 9th edition of Business of IP Asia Forum; GCC Patent Office launches new search platform for Patents and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Electronic filing of...

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The Business of Building, Managing and Monetizing Intellectual Property Assets

Intellepedia Seminar - Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization

Today, Intellepedia successfully conducted  its yearly seminar on "Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization". In line with the tradition, the seminar brought together leading IP experts and senior management of companies to discuss business aspects of intellectual property, and ways to build, manage and commercialise IP assets. This year's seminar hosted two reputed IP professionals, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, and Mr. Ram Sitaraman – Principal Engineer, Heading IPR at Mahindra & Mahindra. Representatives from more than 25 companies took part in the seminar, which witnessed discussions and exchanges pertaining to IP developments from...

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Eris Acquires Novartis Trademark for $13 Million, New Amendment to China’s Trademark Law in Effect, Harry Porter Spins Jewellery Magic, Whose Domain is VisitQatar.com? and more

Weekly Trademark News

Eris Acquires Novartis Trademarks for $13 Million, HUL Active Wheel Keeps Active Sangita Out of Stores, New Amendment to China’s Trademark Law in Effect, Harry Potter Spins Jewellery Magic, Crocs are Frozen, OYO Forays into Thailand, Whose Domain is VisitQatar.com?, and Manipur Black Rice Gets GI, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES HUL Active Wheel Keeps Active Sangita Out of Stores Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), the FMCG major has filed for a trademark injunction to restrain Sambhu Das, an individual from selling or marketing his detergent powder "ACTIVE SANGITA" in packets/labels similar to HUL’s product...

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Intellectual Property for Innovative Businesses – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan delivers a talk on "Intellectual Property and Business"

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala delivered a talk at a seminar organized by Intellepedia titled “Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization” on December 6th, 2019. In his talk, he spoke about Intellectual Property and Business and you can find the presentation below.   [slideshare id=201875928&doc=intellectualpropertyandbusiness-191205131627]   For more information on upcoming Intellectual Property Seminars visit www.bananaip.com/intellepedia....

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1008 More Renewal Notices Issued this Week, 30 Percent Decrease in TM Registrations this Week and more

Trademark Statistics

30 Percent Decrease in TM Registrations this Week, 1008 More Renewal Notices Issued this Week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of registrations granted has decreased by thirty percent (30%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have decreased by eight percent (8%), with an increase of thirty seven percent (37%) in the total...

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