+91-80-26860424 / 34

Call Us Today

LinkedIn

 

Intellectual property law Tag

BananaIP Counsels > Posts tagged "Intellectual property law"

Indian Orders and Judgments (Intellectual Property Law)-2021

Litigation Department

1. Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation & Anr vs. Spartan Engineering Industries Private Limited & Anr., High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 34/2021 In this matter, the Delhi High Court deals with copyright infringement of software. Plaintiff No. 1 is a French company which has developed a software called ‘Solidworks’. This software facilitates modelling and development of products in a three-dimensional environment. Plaintiff No. 2 is a sister concern established by Plaintiff No. 1 to manage all its affairs with respect to ‘Solidworks’ in India. The Plaintiffs state that the software was developed by their employees as work for hire, and hence the...

Continue reading

Internship Opening- April 2021

BananaIP Counsels, India’s Leading Intellectual Property law firm, is seeking remote interns for the month of April, 2021. Applicants are required to have studied IP basics as part of their curriculum. The duration of the internship will be for a minimum period of 4 weeks. 4th year and 5th year law students and recent law graduates can apply. Interns will be selected on the basis of an interview. Kindly submit your resume and cover letter to the following email id: [email protected]  ...

Continue reading

CAIT embraces imposition of extra tax on foreign eCommerce companies, Court blocks Future Group’s sale of assets to Reliance Industries, Google announces closure of Stadia Game Studio and more.

E commerce and Licensing

CAIT embraces imposition of extra tax on foreign eCommerce companies, US Congress raises concerns over eCommerce FDI rules, New Cryptocurrency eCommerce market place launched, Court seeks Centre’s response on violations by Social Commerce Platforms, Court blocks Future Group’s sale of assets to Reliance Industries, Netflix tests ‘Timer Feature' for Android users, Twitch dominates Live Video Game streaming during Pandemic, Google announces closure of  Stadia Game Studio, Spotify debut’s in South Korea, Warner partners with FMG to launch Music Licensing Platform, Sony Music acquires Kobalt’s AWAL for USD 430 million, Big Brands skip the Super Bowl Commercials this year, Saregama and...

Continue reading

Suggestions for Copyright Reforms by the TLF, NALSAR

The Technology Law Forum (TLF) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad recently released a list of recommendations concerning copyright reform that were submitted to the Registrar of Copyrights. The biggest consideration that made its way into the recommendations was the interplay between the changes in technology law and copyright law. The recommendations were classified into five main categories as given below: Copyright and Creative Common Licensing of Government Works The Copyright Act, 1957 provides protection for works created by government departments, legislative bodies and other authorities owned and or controlled by the government or any agency thereunder through sections 17 (d) and...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Sherlock Holmes Lawsuit dismissed, Spotify launches Plagiarism Risk Detector and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Sherlock Holmes Lawsuit dismissed, Spotify launches Plagiarism Risk Detector, Gaming Companies settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit and Trump argues about protection under the Anti-SLAPP Law. Rihanna faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Rihanna is being sued by King Khan and his daughter Saba Lou for allegedly using their song “Good Habits (and Bad), as part of an advertisement for the Fenty campaign. Both Khan and Lou claimed that, Rihanna used the song without their permission. The lawsuit claims that the Fenty ad got 3.4 million views, but the exact amount of damages sought by Khan and Lou are still unknown. Sherlock Holmes...

Continue reading
css.php