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Are Kajal Agarwal’s Publicity Rights Subservient to Copyrights?

On 25th June, 2018, the Madras High Court (Division Bench) delivered a judgment   in the case between Kajal Agrawal ("Kajal") and VVD and Sons ("VVD"). After analyzing an unsigned agreement between the parties in association with provisions of the Copyright Act, the Court effectively held that VVD is the owner of the copyright in the 'coconut oil' endorsement video of Kajal, and that it has the right to communicate the endorsement video to the public during the term of copyright…

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Trade Marks and Publicity Rights PPT by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at GNLU

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at GNLU as a part of the entertainment law course offered for LLB students. The presentation covers: Introduction to trade mark law; Trade Mark protection ladder; Trade Marks and Movie Titles; Protection of trade marks in series; Merchandizing and trade mark protection; Famous films and trade mark protection; Disparagement and trade mark use; Names, Registrations and Actions; Basics of Publicity Rights and…

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