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Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright Tips and more

The featured image shows a green school board on which the following words appear to be written by chalk. The words read "Copyrights, Media & Entertainment Law news : Weekly updates". To get your weekly updates and news on IP, click here.

Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week "Every film must be assessed through the eyes of the contemporary, Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a distracted mind, and not the outdated, Innocent, gullible Spectator of the past. The rapid progress of entertainment technology, and the emergence of novel modes and means of content distribution obviates the need for censoring public exhibition of films." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Copyright Cases Bhjopuri producer loses Copyright case...

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Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more

The featured image shows a black school board on which the following words appear to be written by chalk. The words read "Trademarks & GI news : Weekly updates". To get your weekly updates and news on IP, click here.

  Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room - Jeff Bezos. Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office The Trademark Office has been a little slow this week considering there has been an overall decrease in the number of applications that has been examined by the Registry. The statistics can be seen below: Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 5056 3193 A decrease...

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Introduction to Intellectual Property and IP Licensing – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM-B

The following presentation titled “Introduction to IP and  Licensing”, was delivered on 26th November, 2016 by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels, at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) on IPRs and Licensing to the Post Graduate Programme Management (PGPM)students. The topics of the presentation included: Introduction to IP and Licensing Nature of IP and Forms Licensing Intellectual Property Subject Matter Exclusivity Types of Licenses Royalty Types Example of Integrated Licensing Model Kalyan’s Books And Novels How to Reach Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala To access the entire presentation please visit the below mentioned link: [Slideshare ID : https://www.slideshare.net/secret/thEvlZ6P6IpxWK] About Dr. Kalyan Dr. Kalyan...

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Entertainment Licensing and Patents – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at SIS

The following presentation titled ‘Entertainment Licensing and Patents’ was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the 32nd National Convention on Patinformatics (Patent Informatics) for Technological Competitive Intelligence and Licensing organised by Society for Information Science (SIS) in collaboration with CSIR’s Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR-URDIP). The presentation was given to an audience consisting of Scientists/ Researchers, Information Science Professionals, Patent Analysts, Technical Managers, IP Professionals, R&D Managers, Corporate Planning Managers and included the following topics- Entertainment Content Primary IP Licensing Grant of Rights Patent to Market Future Technology Grants With the help of cases, examples and multi-media...

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Contracts in the Entertainment Industry

[slideshare id=53906979&doc=contractsentertainmentlaw-151014032104-lva1-app6892]   This presentation was delivered by Ms. Sharada Kalamadi at GNLU as a part of the entertainment law course offered to LLB and LLM students. The presentation covers: Film related Agreements Artists Agreements Author Agreements Rights and obligations of parties Future Formats Usage of third party IP/In film branding Licensing Types of Licenses Ms. Kalamadi used various industry examples, cases, multi-media  to give insights into various facets of Contracts in the Entertainment Industry. The presentation also elaborates on different types of agreements, such as artist agreements, authors agreements (music composers, lyricists, script writers, story writers, dialogue writers etc), terms of an...

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You Are Free to Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ – Warner’s Copyright Claim Rejected

  'Happy Birthday' song is considered to be the most sung song in the world. The song is not only rendered on birthdays, but also captured in various forms such as sound recordings, videos, etc. A search on YouTube with the phrase, 'Happy Birthday', yields About 3,770,000 results, indicating its popularity. The 'Happy Birthday' song includes two elements, lyrics and musical composition. Simply put, it includes the words and the tune. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5HIMnPx7k[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13S-bcyHkzM[/embed]   Warner/Chappell Music was claiming copyright ownership of the lyrics, and has been earning an estimated  (2) million dollars in revenue, per year from licensing. Warner/Chappell claims to be the successor-in-interest of...

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Disney finally dances to Deadmau5’s tune

Featured image is of EDM D.J. Joel Zimmerman a.k.a. DeadMau5 performing as the post is about his famous Mau5 ears and the trademark dispute with Disney. To read the post click here.

Deadmau5   the Canadian progressive-house music producer who made his first tour of India last year had found himself in a trademark battle with the most loved mouse of all time, Mickey Mouse the well known cartoon character and the proud mascot of Disney.  The root of Deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman's troubles was literally sitting on his head, his iconic Mau5head which he regularly wears during all his performances around the world. The Walt Disney Company Disney is fiercely  protective of its intellectual property, particularly when it comes to Mickey Mouse. Deadmau5's application for a trademark registration under US law to use...

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YouTube ordered to take down copyright infringing material

On July 1, 2015, Google owned video-sharing website YouTube won a legal battle against German performing rights organization GEMA in a German regional court. GEMA had claimed that Youtube should be liable to pay each time a video of an artist, represented by GEMA is viewed. GEMA represents several composers, lyricists, music publishers as its members in Germany and collects their royalty fees. This is not the first time that GEMA has engaged in a legal feud with YouTube. Even after several years of negotiation, they could not resolve the dispute regarding equitable remuneration, once again leading to a deadlock. The...

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Happy Birthday sue You; Happy Birthday sue You!

This image depicts children singing the happy birthday song. This image is relevant becasue this post talks about the copyright over the tune of the song "Happy birthday to you". Click on the image to view full post.

There’s no one who hasn’t awkwardly stood around their birthday cake while people sing "Happy Birthday to You". It’s the world’s most famous song, sung to millions each year. And this six-word set of lyrics with a simple melody is protected by copyright. In 1868, two Hill sisters from Kentucky composed a song called "Good Morning to All" (now known as the tune of "Happy Birthday"), which went like: Good morning to you, Good morning to you, Good morning, dear children, Good morning to all. Nobody knows when or how the song transitioned to the lyrics of "Happy Birthday to You".[i]  It appeared in The Beginners'...

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