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HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Music, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, Endgame Earns USD 2 Billion at Box Office, and more

  Bombay HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Songs, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, DJ Arty sues Marshmello for ‘Happier’, RIAA Obtains Subpoena to De-anonymise Cloudflare Users, Artists Sue Universal Music over Assignment Clause, Facebook Revamps Video Rankings to Promote Original Content, Avengers: Endgame Earns Over USD 2 Billion in 11 days, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Makes Queen Richer Than the Queen, Snap Inc. Partners with Shopify for Advertising, and more. Copyright Quote “You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of...

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‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar Gets IPL Broadcast Rights in UK , Angry Birds Maker Rovio Overhauls Merchandise Licensing, and more. Copyright Quote “Every film must be...

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Interesting Patents, BlackBerry versus Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, Huawei top patent filer and other news

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“Continued decrease in patent stats, Interesting Patents on eyewear, payments and lipsticks, Madras High Court upholds FIR against patent officials; BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram for patent infringement, USPTO to disclose new design for patent certificate, Huawei tops patent filing list in 2017 at EPO, Patent Tip of the Week and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “It is never about how many patents you have; it’s about how many of those are worth it” – Gaurav Mishra, Patent Associate, BananaIP Counsels Indian Patent Statistics It...

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RIO 2016 and Trademarks

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  The Rio Olympics, 2016 are in full swing and this news might serve as a warning to large number of brands throughout the globe. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have warned both the athletes and the businesses who are not official sponsors of the Olympics, against using the Olympic trademarks in their marketing campaigns or on any other kind of forums, particularly social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. This might be understood as a step taken by the IOC and USOC to strengthen the Olympic brand. In order to increase the value of...

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Latest updates in Copyright case decisions

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Jury clears Led Zeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven" from copyright infringement claim A lawsuit alleging copyright infringement was brought against Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin group  by Michael Skidmore. He alleged that there were similarities between the opening chords for 1971 song Stairway To Heaven  and a composition called Taurus  which was released four years earlier by a band called Spirit. The US District Judge Gary Klausner had ruled in April that “Stairway to Heaven” bore “substantial” similarities with “Taurus”. However, the jury found that the two songs were not “substantially similar”. This decision of the Jury was welcomed by the musicians and...

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Sipping on IP – Conversation on Intellectual Property

  Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers. Let’s see what we sipped on previously.   Date: 04/05/2016 Topics discussed: Minimum requirement to for getting a copyright, How copyright protects the expression of an idea and not...

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China Court Likes Facebook and Dislikes Apple.

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You win some, you lose some!! China passed two judgments last week, with respect to trademark involving two of the most famous brands- “iPhone” and “Facebook”. The judgments are very surprising because as we all know that Facebook though blocked in China, was allowed the trademark protection. However, iPhone despite being popular and sold in China lost the trademark battle. The iPhone imbroglio: Xintong Tiandi, a Chinese manufacturer of luxury leather goods has been selling handbags, mobile phone cases and other leather goods branded with the name "IPHONE", which is similar to Apple's iPhone trademark. Xintong Tiandi had applied for trademark registration...

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Net Neutrality wins: How TRAI empowered the consumers

  In a major win to net neutrality advocates the telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) barred telecom service providers from charging differential rates for data services, which put an end to the robust Free Basics service marketing launched by Facebook and Airtel Zero platform by Airtel in its present form. TRAI, sensing the need of the hour based on the huge cry for net neutrality by its activists and Facebook’s robust marketing of its ambitious project Free Basics, had released a consultation paper inviting comments from stakeholders on whether service providers should be allowed to have "differential pricing for...

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Social Media and IP : Part XI – Best Practices for Businesses

  Social Media is an integral element of every business today, and no business can afford to ignore its relevance. From employee policies to business development, social media has a role to play in several business related activities. It is therefore important for companies to devise and follow legally acceptable standards and guidelines for handling business activities on social media. This note outlines some best practices from the Intellectual Property, privacy and publicity perspectives. Devise and Implement a Social Media Policy In this age of social media, every company must have a social media policy. A policy that outlines what role social media...

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Social Media and Intel (Part IX): Select Publicity Rights Cases

This post provides short briefs of two publicity rights cases, which provide insights about publicity rights on social media. A previous post on the subject covered a couple of other cases. Ranveer Singh and Slippers Just before the movie Kill Dil, a Bollywood film starring Ranveer Singh, Govinda and others was released, a company by the name 'Yo Custom Freak' uploaded a Facebook image of slippers. The phrase 'Kill Dil' was written on the slippers and Ranveer Singh's photograph was part of the image. The company claims to produce customized apparels, jewelry, accessories, etc., and this was one of its customized products. On...

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