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LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN SONY PICTURES AND IPRS Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has entered into a licensing agreement with the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS). Pursuant to this agreement, Sony shall be able to use the IPRS music bank for its digital broadcasts. With this licensing agreement, Sony...
Lifebuoy soap manufacturing Hindustan Unilever Limited (“Plaintiff”) took Dettol manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt. Ltd. (“Defendant”) to the Hon’ble Bombay High Court for its most recent commercial (“Impugned Commercial”) for disparagement and infringement of its trademark and copyright. The Plaintiff has from January 2020 taken steps to communicate good hygiene...
Human Artistry Campaign, a new coalition to Ensure AI Doesn’t Replace Artists- This AI music revolution has posed some important existential questions for the art form and music creation. The advancements in AI songwriting software and chatbots like ChatGPT have shown that the AI music revolution is much closer...
Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ (earlier titled Padmavati) has been doing its rounds of controvesies since the inception of its shooting. Prior to the film receiving its certification from CBFC and now even post receiving the censor certificate, some state governments like the Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Government have...
Delhi High Court observed that Google cannot absolve itself from the liability of ensuring that the keywords used are not an infringement of a trademark An application was moved by DR Logistics before the Delhi High Court, seeking an interim ex-parte injunction against Google India, Google LLC and Just Dial,...
  The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 23, 2017. The objective of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 is to provide for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of...
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) vide it’s circular dated 17 October, 2018 has proposed an amendment to the decade-old Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007 and has sought feedback on the plan. The Act requires private sports broadcasters such as Star India and Sony...
PARLIAMENT PANEL ASKS I&B MINISTRY TO INCLUDE ''FAIR-USE'' CLAUSE IN CINEMATOGRAPH BILL A parliamentary standing committee has noted that the amendments proposed in the Cinematograph Act, 1952, to check film piracy do not provide for “adequate safeguards” to the people who share film clip on various social media...
Background In recent proceedings, the Madras High Court asked the government to decide upon the need for an amendment to the Sports Act, 2007, so as to allow Doordarshan to stream sporting events of national importance on its ‘Over The Top’ (OTT) platforms....
The tussle between YouTuber Abhijeet Bhansali and Marico’s parachute oil doesn’t seem to be coming to an end yet. A Division Bench of the Bombay High Court consisting of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre while hearing a commercial appeal filed by social media influencer Abhijeet Bhansali against the...

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