Upcoming IP Event: When Do You Really Need a Music License? (24th January, 2020)

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar titled “When Do You Really Need a Music License?”, an event for live performers, musicians, event organisers, and venue managers, on 24th January, 2020 at its office.
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You do not always need a copyright license or permission for using  recorded music, lyrics or musical compositions. While some uses require you to pay and get a license, many uses do not require the permission of the copyright owner. Most social events, student activities, ceremonies, private uses, etc., do not require copyright licenses from record labels or organisations like Novex, IPRS, PPL and so on.
Experienced entertainment attorneys from BananaIP, a top IP firm, will provide answers to the following questions in a two hour session:

  1. When do you need to take copyright permission to use or perform music?
  2. What uses are considered as fair dealing or fair use for which you do not need any permission?
  3. How much is reasonable payment for using music?
  4. Who should you approach to use copyrighted music?
  5. How should you handle legal notices from organisations like IPRS, Novex, etc.?
  6. Who owns what elements of music, and who all should you pay?
  7. What is the difference between  performing recorded music and  performing music live?
  8. Should singers, musicians, bands,  dancers and others acquire permission to use music?
  9. What is a music license, and  what are its basic elements?
  10. Do you need permission to  share, stream and distribute music online?
  11. What is free and creative commons music?


24th January, 2020

2pm – 4pm


BananaIP Counsels

Jayachamarajendra Industrial Estate, Kumaraswamy Layout, 3rd Floor Seminar Hall, Bengaluru, India.



Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan, holds advanced IP degrees from the world’s leading law institutions, National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Franklin Pierce Law Center USA.
•    Recognized among the top IP minds of India
•    Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters
•    Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist

Sanjeeth Hegde

Sanjeeth has a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master’s degree in IP Law, commerce and technology from Franklin Pierce Law Center USA.
•    Nationally recognized entertainment law, IP licensing, and trademark attorney
•    Has significant US in-house experience in tech licensing with Fortune 500 companies
•    Advises leading organizations on branding, IP protection, and valuation
Ashwini Arun
Ms. Ashwini Arun works as a Senior Associate in the IP Strategy and Consulting Division of BananaIP Counsels. Her responsibilities include advising clients, providing opinions, drafting and reviewing agreements, and enforcing IP through legal notices, litigation management and dispute resolution. Some of her clients include Dailyhunt, Samsung, Blue Timbre, Fields of View, and Anand Audio. She has earlier worked with National Law School of India University as a Research Assistant, where she was responsible for editing academic publications, preparing course materials, and training professionals.
Ashwini holds a Masters in Law in Business and Intellectual Property Law from University of California, Berkeley and an LLB from National Law University Jodhpur.

About BananaIP Counsels

After 15-years of IP services and excellence, BananaIP is recognized as a pioneer in the evolution of IP in India through high quality services, law, and policy contributions, highly cited publications, and proactive technology integration.
With a team of more than 60 legal and technical professionals, BananaIP is one of the largest IP firms in India today.  We serve more than 600 clients and have managed more than 20,000 files or projects.  We’ve counselled more than200 start-ups and numerous individual entrepreneurs.  We also have published ten IP books and more than 5,000 articles on leading online forums, journals, magazines, and publishers.  Our home IP publication, Intellepedia, is recognized as one of the world’s top 10 IP blogs and is a primary reference source for in house counsels, legal professionals, and academics.
From the nascent days of IP in the country, BananaIP has collaborated with premier organisations including: National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on corporate and SME education and policy setting to develop and drive IP awareness for businesses across the country.  Being one of the rare firms to have been entrusted with such responsibilities, BananaIP continues to be a sought-after advisor by leading businesses, academic, and R&D institutions, as well as business incubators.  The senior partners have contributed to research projects undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as well as the Indian Patent Office (IPO).
Well recognized for their work and accomplishments, BananaIP’s senior partners are frequently invited to speak at company, government and industry organizations, and academic institutions.  Our partners have delivered talks at Samsung, Mahindra & Mahindra, Crompton, GE, Bosch, Emerson, the Council of Scientific, and Industrial Research (CSIR), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), National Law School of India University (NLSIU), National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITS), Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), and others.  BananaIP’s senior partners are also advisory and steering committee members on several centres of excellence that play an important role in law and policy making in India such as the Centre for Excellence in IP and Standards, Centre of Sports and Entertainment Law, and Centre of IP Research and Advocacy.
Because of their subject matter expertise, our senior partners are frequently cited on IP topics in publications including: The Hindu, Indian Express, DNA, Telegraph, Economic Times, and Forbes.  They are also routinely invited by leading journals and magazines such as IEEE, JIPR, JSEL, and Pharma World to contribute IP articles from the practicing attorney’s perspective.


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