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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020-Part I

Music Broadcast Limited and Ors. v Tips Industries Ltd. and Ors., The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), OP (SEC-31D)/3/2020/CR/NZ The issue of the amount of license fee payable by the FM Radio companies to the music companies has been the subject matter of dispute for long time. As a result of this, the court decided ten similar applications by this one order. The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 introduced Section 31D which provides a statutory license to all broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of a broadcast, provided that such broadcasting organization will pay the owner of such...

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Massive increase in patent publications 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 22nd of January 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 1,059 patent applications have been published in the 4th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,059 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 876 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Music Broadcast Limited and Ors. v Tips Industries Ltd. and Ors., The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), OP (SEC-31D)/3/2020/CR/NZ The issue of the amount of license fee payable by the FM Radio companies to the music companies has been the subject matter of dispute for long time. As a result of this, the court decided ten similar applications by this one order. The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 introduced Section 31D which provides a statutory license to all broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of a broadcast, provided that such broadcasting organization will pay the owner of such...

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Michael Jordan Faces Defeat in ‘Jordan’ Trademark Dispute in China, Cumbum Panneer Thratchai Applied for GI and more

Michael Jordan Faces Defeat in ‘Jordan’ Trademark Dispute in China, Cumbum Panneer Thratchai Applied for GI, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collaborates with Bruce Lee and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Aristo Apparel Restrained from Using the Mark “SERO” The Bombay High Court has granted a temporary injunction in favour of Salva Corporation, restraining Aristo Apparel from using the mark “SERO” in connection with men’s apparel. The suit was instituted by Salva Corporation after it learned that Aristo Apparel was selling goods under the mark “SERO” and had also applied for the registration of the mark...

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CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Cox Communication ordered to pay compensation of USD 1 Billion and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Defunct Rapid Share acquitted of Mass Copyright Infringement and Cox Communication ordered to pay compensation of USD 1 Billion. CB-CID directed to register Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Novex Communication Pvt. Ltd. (Novex) filed a copyright infringement complaint with the Chief Metropolitan Court, in Egmore, Chennai, which found that a cognizable offence was substantiated in the complaint. In an event for release of ‘Master’ movie, various songs were played, over which Novex claimed to hold copyrights on-ground performance. Owing to inaction on the complaint filed by Novex, it moved to file a copyright infringement suit before the...

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10% decrease in patent publications 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 15th of January 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 615 patent applications have been published in the 3rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 615 applications published in the journal, 188 applications account for early publications while 427 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Intellectual Property Statistics 2020 (India)

PATENTS A total of 70,924  patent applications were examined in 2020 as opposed to the total of 83,226 patent applications examined in 2019. The total number of grants in 2020 also shot up by as much as 12% in comparison to the total number of grants in 2019. The patent office on an average examined and issued 194 first examination reports (FERs) per day. Particulars 2018 2019 2020 Applications Published 38961 49351 51325 Granted 13813 23257 26309 Examined 81406 83226 70924 INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS 2020 certainly appears to have been a great year for Industrial designs. A total of 14,550 designs were registered in 2020 as compared to 14,529 registrations in 2019, signifying an increase of about 0.1% in filings...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

DPIIT issues notification inviting objections to SRAI’s registration as Copyright Society The Copyright Office and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has issued a notification with reference to the application filed by Screenwriter’s Association of India (SRAI), inviting objections and comments from the general public regarding its registration as a Copyright Society in literary and dramatic works under S33 of the Copyright Act, 1957. This includes stories, scripts, screenplay, dialogue or any other literary works, excluding lyrics. The deadline for submission of objections is 27th January 2021. A copy of the notice may...

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WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill and more.

Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company, WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill, Apex court dismisses allegations of cartelization against Uber and Ola, Debit and credit card data of over 100 million users leaked and T-Mobile reports a Security Breach. Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company In a recently decided matter, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the company Ticketmaster, to pay a USD10 million   fine which forms part of a deferred prosecution settlement. The...

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2020 Trademark Statistics – A Recap

Trademark Statistics from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020 Particulars 2020 Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed 394,839 Total Number of Trademark Applications Examined 451,770 Total Number of Trademark Applications Published 362,196 Total Number of Trademark Applications Registered 238,147 Yearly Trademark Statistics – A Comparison Particulars 1st Jan 2019-31st Dec 2019 1st Jan 2020-31st Dec 2020 Change in % Total Applications Filed 336198 394839 An increase of 17.4% Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 382950 451770 An increase of 18% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 237032 75931 A decrease of 68% Total Applications Published in the Trademark Journal 380924 362196 A decrease of 5% Total Registrations Granted 302721 238147 A decrease of 21% Total Hearing Notices Issued 395156 5953 A decrease of 98% Total Renewal Notices Issued 103230 98299 A decrease of 5% As we can see from the table...

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