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Re-imagining the culture of digital creativity and copyright law

Corporate Law - In this write-up, I will discuss, firstly, how infringement on a digital platform has created concerns for the creators and how the DMCA provision i.e., Section 512 (c) has failed to provide compensation for the same but still has provided relief for further distribution....

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Doctrine of ‘Sweat of Brow’ under Copyright Act

Corporate Law - As you are aware that ‘Copyright‘ constitutes an essential element in the development of a country. The enrichment if the national cultural heritage depends directly on the level of protection afforded to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematographic films and sound recordings. The more the protection provide...

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Role of Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Law - IP (intellectual property) plays a vital role in Mergers and Acquisitions. IP mainly refers to intellectual and intangible assets of the Company, it includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc., and even though it’s intangible it can be more valuable than the physical assets of the company....

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Taxation of Intellectual Property Rights

Corporate Law - Intellectual property involves the creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. As a form of property right, intellectual property can be considered as assets that can be bought, sold, mortgaged, exchanged, and licensed like physical property....

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All about Geographical indication

Corporate Law -  Any name that is not the name of a country, region, or locality of that country is also considered a geographical indication for the purposes of this clause if it relates to a specific geographical area and is used on or in relation to specific goods originating from that country, region, or locality....

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Patent Fees for Start-ups, MSMEs, Women Entrepreneurs reduced by 80%

Corporate Law - Ministry of Commerce & Industry Simplified Patent and Copyright Registration helping India become an innovation hub : Shri Piyush Goyal Fees for Start-ups, MSMEs, Women Entrepreneurs reduced by 80% India sees four fold increase in Patent and Trade Mark registrations during the last 5 years India’s ranking in Global Innovation Index ...

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False Copyright website

Corporate Law - It has come to the notice of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry that a website www.copyright.in is creating a false impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting applications for protection of the various works i.e. literary, arti...

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Emami settles dispute over 'Zandu Balm' song

Corporate Law - Emami Ltd, the owner of Zandu Balm, today said its copryright infringement dispute with the production company of Salman Khan starer 'Dabangg' has been amicably settled between the two parties. Subsequently, the company will be using the chartbuster ...

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Reliance Big Entertainment challenged levy of service tax on sale of copyrights of movies and other artistic works in HC

Corporate Law - Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Big Entertainment has challenged levy of service tax on sale of copyrights of movies and other artistic works in the Delhi High Court. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Manmohan, has issued notices to the Centre, the Central Board of Excise and the Director General of Service Tax....

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Media companies filed petition against imposition of service tax on copyright services

Corporate Law - PVR Pictures, Balaji Telefilms, Yash Raj Films and UTV Motion Pictures have moved the Delhi High Court against the government's recent decision to levy service tax on copyright services. In a writ petition filed before the court on Wednesday, PVR Pictures said, by levying service tax on copyright services, the government was going beyond ...

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Delhi HC Orders Blocking of 12 Websites pirating Contents of Universal City Studios

Universal City Studios Llc & Ors. Vs Vegamovies Run & Ors. (Delhi High Court) - Universal City Studios Llc & Ors. Vs Vegamovies Run & Ors. (Delhi High Court) Defendant Websites provide illegal content for free and such availability of content is supported by the advertisements featuring on these websites. The primary purpose of the Defendant Websites is to commit or fac...

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Section 63 of Copyright Act is a cognizable offence, hence police can register FIR on receiving complain

Ani Technologies Private Limited Vs State of Karnataka (Karnataka High Court) - Ani Technologies Private Limited Vs State of Karnataka (Karnataka High Court) Facts- The petitioners are also known as Ola or Ola Cabs. The 2nd respondent is Lahari Recording Company, one of the music companies in India. The petitioners who run Ola cabs launched a feature in their cabs/taxis where ...

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Copyright registration Not Mandatory for Protection under Copyright Act

Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court) - Sanjay Soya Private Limited Vs Narayani Trading Company (Bombay High Court) Registration under the Copyright Act is optional and not compulsory. Registration is not necessary to claim a copyright. Registration under the Copyright Act merely raises a prima facie presumption in respect of the particul...

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No infringement of copyright on Photocopy of copyrighted study material for educational activities

The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of The University Of Oxford & Ors. Vs. Rameshwari Photocopy Services & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - HC held that photocopying the selected or even substantial parts of purchased books by the University to be used by the students and teachers in educational activity shall not be infringement of copyright as per Sec 52(1)(i)....

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‘Red Label’ cannot be trade mark as words are common to the trade and not distinctive

Hindustan Unilever Limited Vs Girnar Exports (IPAB) - Hindustan Unilever Limited Vs Girnar Exports (IPAB)- The four appeals are against the orders passed by the Deputy Registrar, Trade Marks at Chennai in three proceedings and the Deputy Registrar at Kolkata in one. The mark is Red Label. Application No. 397359 is for registration of the mark which is ...

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Notification No. G.S.R 225(E) - (30/03/2021) - 1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 393(E). - (30/05/2019) - The following draft of certain rules to amend Copyright Rules, 2013 is hereby given and the draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days after 30th May, 2019. Objections or suggestion, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Minist...

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Inclusion of internet broadcasting organisations under Copyright Act, 1957-Reg.

F.NO. 14-35/2015-CRB/LU (IPR VII) - (05/09/2016) - Whether the internet broadcasting companies come under the purview of Statutory Licensing as per provisions of section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957. ...

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Delhi HC Orders Blocking of 12 Websites pirating Contents of Universal City Studios

Universal City Studios Llc & Ors. Vs Vegamovies Run & Ors. (Delhi High Court)

Universal City Studios Llc & Ors. Vs Vegamovies Run & Ors. (Delhi High Court) Defendant Websites provide illegal content for free and such availability of content is supported by the advertisements featuring on these websites. The primary purpose of the Defendant Websites is to commit or facilitate copyright infringement. Thus, De...

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Re-imagining the culture of digital creativity and copyright law

In this write-up, I will discuss, firstly, how infringement on a digital platform has created concerns for the creators and how the DMCA provision i.e., Section 512 (c) has failed to provide compensation for the same but still has provided relief for further distribution....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Doctrine of ‘Sweat of Brow’ under Copyright Act

As you are aware that ‘Copyright‘ constitutes an essential element in the development of a country. The enrichment if the national cultural heritage depends directly on the level of protection afforded to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematographic films and sound recordings. The more the protection provide...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Role of Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions

IP (intellectual property) plays a vital role in Mergers and Acquisitions. IP mainly refers to intellectual and intangible assets of the Company, it includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc., and even though it’s intangible it can be more valuable than the physical assets of the company....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Section 63 of Copyright Act is a cognizable offence, hence police can register FIR on receiving complain

Ani Technologies Private Limited Vs State of Karnataka (Karnataka High Court)

Ani Technologies Private Limited Vs State of Karnataka (Karnataka High Court) Facts- The petitioners are also known as Ola or Ola Cabs. The 2nd respondent is Lahari Recording Company, one of the music companies in India. The petitioners who run Ola cabs launched a feature in their cabs/taxis where television/display sets are fixed to the...

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Taxation of Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property involves the creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. As a form of property right, intellectual property can be considered as assets that can be bought, sold, mortgaged, exchanged, and licensed like physical property....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

All about Geographical indication

 Any name that is not the name of a country, region, or locality of that country is also considered a geographical indication for the purposes of this clause if it relates to a specific geographical area and is used on or in relation to specific goods originating from that country, region, or locality....

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Design (Intellectual Property Right)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Intellectual property is a type of property that is formed by the use of intellectual faculties. It is the outcome of a person’s intellectual pursuits. Thus, Intellectual Property refers to mental creations such as innovations, industrial product designs, literary and creative works, and symbols that are eventu...

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16 Things to Know about Copyright

Q.1 What is meaning of the term copyright? Ans. A Copyright is ultimately a right provided by the law to the persons who are ultimately the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. Indeed, it is a bundle of rights involving, rights of reproduction, communication...

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Intellectual Property Rights- Patent, Copyright, Trademark- How?

Once, we get to know ‘When and Why‘ it’s time to know How? How we can get Intellectual Property Rights in India. Intellectual Property Rights can be obtained in India as well as out of India. In this Article, we are not going to discuss the differentiation between different types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) [&hell...

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