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 Counsels, 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: 06/06/2016

Topics discussed: Patent for photography and replicating the building structure, including exteriors and interiors

We discussed an interesting piece of news about a patent applied for “seeking patent for photography and replicating the building structure, including exteriors and interiors” by the Mysore Palace Board. That discussion led us to another discussion about a patent for the Apple store in Upper East Side New York, by the USPTO.

Date: 10/06/2016
Topics discussed: Udta Punjab controversy.
Nithin, Anjali, Anchita, Sambhabi, Gaurav and Anirudha discussed the recent Udta Punjab controversy, the rationale behind the suggested cuts  and whether these cuts are justified or they curtail creativity.
Date: 14/06/2016
Topics discussed: Why titles cannot be copyrighted.

Nithin, Anchita, Subhu, Sambhabi, Sudha and Anjali discussed why titles cannot be copyrighted and the decision of the supreme Court with respect to the Desi Boys- Desi Boyz copyright suit. We also discussed how protection can be given to titles under trademark law.

Date: 15/06/2016
Topics discussed: Unconventional trademarks.

Anchita, Guarav, Anjali, Nithin, Annirudha, Anjali, Shubhu and Sambhabi discussed about unconventional trademarks like scent marks, sound marks etc., and how they can be registered as trademarks. We also discussed the requirement  of graphical representation in such cases.

Topics discussed: Leak of the movie before the movie was actually released.

Gaurav, Anchita, Sambhabi and Anjali discussed the latest news with respect to Udta Punjab. They discussed about the online leak of the movie before the movie was actually released.

Topics discussed: Different forms that are applicable in patent prosecution and filling.

Gaurav, Sambhabi, Aniruddha, Anchita, Subhashree and Sudha discussed the different forms that are applicable in patent prosecution and filling as well as the forms that are used for trademark filling and prosecution.

Topics discussed: Valid assignment under copyrights and patents.

Gaurav and Anchita discussed about a valid assignment under copyrights and patents and the rights of assignor in both cases and how a legal opinion should be structured.

Topics discussed: Possible implications of Brexit.

Gaurav, Anchita, Aniruddha, Sambhabi and Anjali discussed the possible implications of Brexit on the IP regime.

Topics discussed: Implication of Brexit on the IP regime
Sambha, Anchita, Sudha and Rakesh discussed the implication of Brexit on the IP regime especially with respect to Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.
Topics discussed: Copyright-able subject matter
Gaurav, Anchita, Anjali and Aniruddha discussed  about copyright-able subject matter and how is the concept of originality under copyright law different from the concept of novelty under the Patent law.
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