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I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Anusha Das, a final year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Anusha has keen interest in copyright, trademark and media laws and enjoys keeping close tabs on developments in the field.  In the course...
In my previous post here, I had covered details of the legal notice issued by Mr. Javed Akhtar to Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik and T Series in relation to the recreated version of the song ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’. In this post, I shall be analysing the legal position on...
As reported by Spicy IP here, Bombay High Court has restrained Novex Communications from taking any coercive action against Gulraj Hotel and Gautam Hospitality Private Limited (combined order) which filed a groundless threats action under Section 60 of the Copyright Act after receiving a legal notice from Novex . The...
The Bombay High Court vide its order dated May 22, 2020 refused to grant any ad-interim reliefs to the plaintiffs Sameer Wadekar and Mahesh Gosavi in their copyright infringement claim against Netflix, Red Chillies, director and writer  of the Series, where the plaintiffs claimed that the web series infringed...
We are pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Ujjawal Bhargava, fourth-year student of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Ujjawal has a keen interest in the subject of Intellectual Property, specifically copyright and trademark laws. He has written for us earlier here and here. INTRODUCTION Recently, the Indian...
Lahari Recording Company has challenged Section 31(1)(b) and 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 before the Supreme Court by filing a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court vide order dated July 13, 2018 has issued notice in the matter. The matter is tentatively listed on...
In a copyright infringement suit filed by Sony Music, Bombay High Court has granted an ad-interim injunction in favour of Sony Music against KAL Radio thereby restraining them from broadcasting / communicating the content of Sony Music (Indian and International repertoire) on its FM radio stations, without complying the...
This is a two parts post. The first part discusses the judgment of the Bombay High Court and the second part analyses the policy implications of Copyright Registration and proposes certain recommendations in this regard. Copyright Registration: A Convolutional Need? Question: “Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright?”...
This article is co-authored by Harshil Dureja . The present article is in two parts, the first part explicates the issue in case and discusses the copyrightablity of Sherlock Holmes’ feelings. The second part highlights the notion of copyright misuse as contended by the Defendant and discusses some of notable...
We are pleased to announce that IPRMENTLAW in collaboration with Creative First and FICCI has launched its first handbook "Copyright 101- A Handbook on Copyright for Content Creators and Owners'. Link to the handbook: Copyright 101_Handbook The Handbook is a useful compendium for content creators and owners in the media and...

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