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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Kerala District Court Issues Injunction Order Against ‘Varaha Roopam’ The Palakkad District Court in Kerala, issuing an injunction order in the copyright infringement suit against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ of the superhit Kannada film ‘Kantara’, restrained the producer- Hombale Films, the director- Rishabh Shetty, the distributor in Kerala- Prithviraj Productions Pvt. Ltd., and streaming platforms from exhibiting, streaming, distributing or communicating to the public the film Kantara with the synchronised…

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Trademark Application, Prosecution Process, and Timelines

With respect to trademarks, India follows a first to use system i.e., prior use is one of the superior claims to any trademark litigation. The applicants must try and be the first in line to file to avoid the potential burden to oppose any earlier filed applications as unregistered marks have no right to file for infringement. The trademark application is filed on basis of the territorial jurisdiction as per the principal place of business of the said proprietor. Section…

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