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Latest Copyright cases, 2021- Part 6

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 6

Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran v. S. Vijayaraghavan & Anr The Plaintiff, Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran, wife of late Pulavar Keeran, a famous religious Hindu preacher and historian, sought a declaration from the Madras High Court that she was the rightful owner of the copyright of her husband’s works. She also filed for an injunction against the Defendants, asking them to surrender all master tapes containing original recordings of the speeches, lectures and discourses and in any other form like cassettes or CDs. …

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Latest Copyright cases, 2021- Part 5

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 5

M/s. Sun TV Network Ltd. v. M/s. Nitin Productions & Anr Defendant Nitin Productions assigned the copyright of the film “HUDUGAATA” in favour of the Plaintiff after receipt of the agreed consideration. By virtue of the agreement, the Plaintiff became the absolute copyright owner of the aforementioned film which included satellite rights, radio rights and other similar rights perpetually. However, Defendant M/s. Public TV, telecast songs from the film without obtaining prior permission. The Plaintiff, which held the copyright of…

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Latest Copyright Cases 2021, Part 4

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 4

Saregama India Limited v. Next Radio Limited & Ors. The Apex Court, in the instant case, set aside an interim order passed by the Madras High Court, which held that copyrighted material cannot be broadcasted without prior notice as per Rule 29(4) of the Copyright Rules, 2013. The High Court had modified specific provisions of the Rule and applied it to the broadcasters, by opining that the Rule lacked flexibility and created difficulties for the broadcasters. The mandate to furnish…

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Latest Copyright Cases 2021: Part 3

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 3

Muthoot Finance Limited vs Shalini Kalra & Ors In this case, the Plaintiff, Muthoot Finance Limited, a non-banking financial institution, provided business and personal loans against the deposit of gold jewellery. As a part of this business the Plaintiff had to maintain proprietary and confidential information related to its vast customer base in the form of a database which in turn constituted a ‘literary work’ as under Section 2(o) of the Copyright Act, 1957 and it also amounted to trade…

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Latest Indian Copyright Cases

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Copyright cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. 1. Mr. John Hart Jr. & Anr. vs. Mr. Mukul Deora & Ors, High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 38/2021 In this case, Plaintiff No. 1 claims to be vested with the exclusive copyright to make a movie adaptation of the book “The White Tiger” authored by Mr. Aravind Adiga by virtue of a Literary Option/Purchase Agreement dated…

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Redrawing the boundaries of ownership

  Imagine the situation where the manufacturer of your car restricts you to drive your car only on weekdays or compels you to fill fuel at a specified fuel station. Yes, this could be a reality if the US Federal court judgement in the Lexmark vs Impression Products is not reversed by the US Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court’s Quanta decision. The ruling of US…

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Intellectual Property and Business Value – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Woxsen School of Business.

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad. The presentation is titled “Intellectual Property and Business Value” and covers the following topics: IP as a Business Tool Major Forms of IP Integrated Protection Patents Patentability Requirements Patent Process Patent Rights Patent Infringement Claim construction Examples Patents in Business Trademarks Registration Process Trade Mark Infringement and examples…

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