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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week's trademark updates are as follows -   Karnataka HC Overturns Civil Court Order – Allows Vogue Institute to Retain the name ‘VOGUE’ Overturning the order passed by the Bengaluru City Civil Court, the Karnataka High Court has allowed the Vogue Institute to retain the name ‘VOGUE’ in their name and their trademark. The Karnataka HC stated that the test applied by the Trial Court to assess whether a common person would be confused upon seeing the word ‘VOGUE’, was…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly news update on Copyright and Entertainment Law. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Jhund’ Receives Relief from Supreme Court In a recent decision passed by the Supreme Court of India, the feature film ‘Jhund’ starring Amitabh Bachchan among others, was given the green light for screening on OTT platforms in the ongoing copyright infringement claim against the film. The copyright infringement suit was filed by Hyderabad-based director, Nandi China Kumar, who had earlier attempted to prevent theatrical release of ‘Jhund’ on…

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Voices and Celebrity Rights – Furlenco, Amitabh, Arvind, and Arnab

Furlenco is a business that rents furniture, beds, etc. Their website claims quick setup, free home delivery, and affordable furniture. The business has been advertising extensively on radio and other forums. On hearing the advertisement, you cannot help, but associate the voices that form part of the advertisements with personalities like Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arnab Goswami , renowned news reporter, and Amitabh Bachchan, a leading film star. There is no doubt that these personalities are celebrities in…

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