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A suit was filed by Prasar Bharti against Ritu Arya, Sandeep Arya and PVR Limited for permanent injunction to restrain them from using Prasar Bharti’s registered trademark “Doordarsan” as the title of their new film which is produced by Ritu and Sandeep Arya and PVR is the...
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT REFUSES TO STAY RELEASE OF BENGALI FILM “BRAHMA JANEN GOPON KOMMOTI” In a writ petition filed by Subhadep Adhikari challenging the release of the Bengali film “Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti’ on the ground that it hurts the religious sentiments of the...
M/S Indian Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd. v. Illaiyaraaja Before I venture into this post, I would like to state that the content mentioned herein is completely and solely my personal academic view, and neither other members of the IPRMENTLAW team endorse it nor are...
The Delhi High Court recently, in the case of Star India Pvt. Ltd. v. Moviestrunk.com & Ors., reiterated the status of ‘rogue websites’ and their liability in infringement of copyright. The Plaintiff in this case is engaged in producing and distributing films in India and for that...
PLAGIARISM ALLEGATIONS AGAINST KAJOL STARRER ‘DEVI’ Abhishek Rai, who works at AndaKurry Productions, has accused makers of Kajol-starrer 'Devi' of plagiarising their short film 'Four'. He alleged the film has "heavy resemblance" with their film that they made when they were in film school. The film...
PART 1: The JUDGEMENT M/S Indian Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd. v. Illaiyaraaja ISSUES INVOLVED IN THE DECISION: In a pre-1994 context, whether the plaintiff (who is a music production company) owns the copyright in the musical works and...
This post will go on to compare the rulings in the recent landmark decision by the DB of the Delhi HC in the case of Amazon v. Amway (covered herein on the blog), with the decision rendered by the learned single judge earlier in the case of...
GOVERNMENT ROOTS FOR SELF REGULATION MODEL IN ITS AFFIDAVIT BEFORE SC In the matter of Justice for Rights vs Union of India pending before the Supreme Court, as per reports, the Government has filed its affidavit stating that it does not have the powers to...
JABRA FAN: NATIONAL CONSUMER COMMISSION RULES EXCLUSION OF SONG FROM MOVIE WHEN IT WAS INCLUDED IN TRAILER TO BE UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICE NCDRC has held that, including a song in the promos and trailers of the movie when it is not part of the actual...
Background The Supreme Court of India, in a recent judgment, overturned a decision of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (‘Commission’) in which it had found Star India and Airtel guilty of indulging in unfair trade practices under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (‘the...

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