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Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

A new amendment in the copyright rules has been in the works since 2019. The Department of Industry and Internal Trade had proposed the rules with the aim of increasing efficiency in the procedural law. The last amendment happened in 2016 when “services” were brought under the purview of the copyright act. However, as technology … Continue reading Fresh Amendments to the Copyright Rules: Are these enough?

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Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

Recently in the matter of Piyush Ranipa v. the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court among other issues decided upon the question of whether offenses under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the Copyright Act, 1957 are bailable offenses or not. In the present matter a company named ‘Jain Irrigation System’ i.e., the Complainant Company … Continue reading Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

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Recognition of Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion in Software in India

The Doctrine of Exhaustion, which is an internationally recognized legal principle, in layman’s terms, can be explained as a principle per which a copyright owner’s right over their creation, i.e., their right to control reproductions or copies of their work, exhausts whenever the ‘first sale’ is made by the owner or by taking their consent. … Continue reading Recognition of Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion in Software in India

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Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

Whether it be Tamma Tamma, Laila Mai Laila, Saki-Saki, or the Humma Song, all of us dance to the tunes of our all-time favorite ever-green hit songs and also on the tunes of their remixes. Every now and then, we hear the remix versions of old classic hit songs being used in films and being … Continue reading Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

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Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

GUI (Graphical User Interface) often pronounced as “gooey” is the interactive and visual component for computers and electronic devices. A GUI dictates and facilitates the use of icons, windows, menus, screen-layouts, drop-downs, and all sorts of interactive components of an operating system. Over the years, GUIs have driven the software industry with new attractions and … Continue reading Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

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Appointment of Shri. Bhirendra Prasad Singh as Technical Member of Trademark, Patents and Copyright at IPAB

In a recent development, ShirBirendra Prasad Singh, previously serving as the Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs and Group Leader of the Electrical and Electronic Group, the Indian Patent Office (IPO), Delhi, has been appointed to the posts of Technical Member (Patents), Technical Member (Trade Marks) and Technical Member (Copyrights) in the Intellectual Property Appellate … Continue reading Appointment of Shri. Bhirendra Prasad Singh as Technical Member of Trademark, Patents and Copyright at IPAB

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The Copyright Notice Requirement

A copyright notice is a notice of statutorily prescribed form, placed on copies or phone records of a work that informs the public of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. When a work is published under the authority of the copyright owner, a notice of copyright may be placed on all … Continue reading The Copyright Notice Requirement

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Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

Introduction Computer instructions that tell the computer how to work is software. Software is an extremely sensitive creation for the creator. Software is at risk at every stage of its construction. There is a risk of the creation getting stolen, hacked or leaked. Once such a calamity happens the creation is compromised. The drawbacks of … Continue reading Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

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TikTok, Clock Ticks?

TikTok is a video sharing application that allows users to create and share 15 second videos, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, after merging with its predecessor- Musical.ly. The App allows its users to record their reactions to videos and further edit them with filters, music, animation, special effects etc., and like all other social … Continue reading TikTok, Clock Ticks?

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Important Note On Recent Notifications Issued By Various IP Offices Of India In View Of Covid-19 Outbreak

Various Intellectual Property Offices of India recently issued certain notifications in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) outbreak in India. The notifications were issued between March 13, 2020 and March 19, 2020 primarily adjourning hearing and other proceedings originally scheduled till March 31, 2020. Provided herein below is a short summary of the developments … Continue reading Important Note On Recent Notifications Issued By Various IP Offices Of India In View Of Covid-19 Outbreak

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