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Social Media, IP and Business- A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala as a part of a seminar on intellectual property, social media and business. The seminar was attended by IP professionals as well as corporates. The presentation entitled ‘Social Media IP and Business’ covered the following topics. Various types of IP on Social Media- Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Publicity Rights. Intellectual property violation on Social Media- Direct Contact, Take Down, instances Infringement. Let’s Go Crazy lawsuit Examples of patents with respect to Social Media With the help of cases, examples and multi-media Dr. Kalyan’s presentation gives insights into various facets of Intellectual Property,...

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Social Media and IP : Part VII – Trade Mark Cases

PINTEREST, v. PINTRIPS Pinterest, a social media platform, which allows users to upload content and share it through what it calls as 'pins,' filed a suit against Pintrips, a company that allows users to compare travel plans and flight prices. In its suit, Pinterest claimed that it owns trade mark rights with respect to the mark, PIN, and that its use by Pintrips amounts to trade mark infringement and dilution. The case was filed in 2013 in a California Court. After analyzing the facts, the Court held that Pintrips was not liable for infringement of any rights Pinterest may have in the...

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Statutory Licensing for Broadcasting Organisations

  The objective of non–voluntary licensing is two-fold. First, to overcome the difficulty of locating the correct owner of the copyrighted work and getting an individual license from him and second is to avoid the creation of monopoly of copyright owners. The result the state looks at achieving from this provision is ensuring public dissemination and authors' compensation and avoiding market monopoly. The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 has incorporated a new section into Chapter VI of the Copyright Act, which authorizes the broadcasting organizations to communicate to the public by way of performance of a literary or musical work and sound recording,...

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Cracker these Patents and have a Happy Diwali!

Diwali - the festival of lights, is one of the most brightest and sacred festivals in India. The festival transcends religion, especially when it comes to crackers and lamps! This day symbolizes the victory of spiritual goodness over darkness. There are many theories associated with Diwali such as the rising of Goddess Lakshmi from the sea, the happy return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, killing of Narkasura by Lord Vishnu, birth of Goddess Kali and many more. As part of festivities firecrackers are set off to drive away evil, oil lamps are lit, flower garlands...

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Essential Agreements for every Movie Producer

Production of a Cinematographic film demands a lot of time and resources. Since, all of the financial resources are invested by the Producer, copyright law has recognized the Producer as the author of the cinematographic film, even though a cinematographic film is an amalgamation of several works that are entitled for independent copyright protection. The fact that a cinematographic film is created by the combination of several independently copyrightable works,  makes it all the more important for a Producer to acquire all the rights pertaining to these separate works so as to ensure the unhindered exploitation of the film. In...

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Gujarati folk dance and Dussehra

  Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month, according to the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated throughout the country with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama killed the demon-king Ravana and rescued his abducted wife Sita. Dussehra celebration spreads the message of the victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated in varied traditions across India wherein few of the local events include performing Ramlila (a short version of Ramayana) in Northern India, a procession including goddess...

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Idols, Patents and Ganesha- Happy Vinayaka Chavithi!

The Hindu God Ganesha is known as the “herald of auspicious beginnings” and considered to be the most “beloved deity of all” Ganesh Chaturthi, an auspicious festival observed in the month of Bhadra (mid August – mid September) according to the Hindu calendar is celebrated with utmost devotion and joy in many states in India and even outside the country. Ganesha, is known by 108 different names and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, prosperity and health. As the country prepares to get into the mood to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, the streets are filled with idols of...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 13

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

  India being predominantly an agricultural country, it is not surprising that one-fourth of the registered GIs are agricultural products, including food stuffs. The GI tag helps protecting exclusive products specific to a geographic location. A GI registration can pave the way for local food and agricultural products to get better branding and marketing in domestic and international markets. Earlier this year in March, nine organic and exotic agricultural products from Northeast India were accorded Geographical Indication (GI) registration. Geographical Indication (GI) accorded products are: Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger, Assam Tezpur Litchi, Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin, Sikkim Large Cardamom, Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly, Manipur...

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Importance of IP For Start-ups and Entrepreneurs (Part XI): IP Valuation for Start-ups


  Starting up can be exhilarating, rewarding, and exhausting.  With your focus being on product development, managing investments, building key partnerships, and attracting the right employees, your intellectual property and its role can sometimes be relegated to the backburner.   Intangible assets such as Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents are playing an increasingly central role in start-ups and their transactions.  The creation of intellectual property, it’s licensing and commercialization is the new reality.  As a part of any valuation by a prospective investor or acquirer of your start-up, an IP due diligence is the starting point.  Based on this reality, it...

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