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A. An Old Melee The elemental difference between Intellectual Property Rights and Property Rights is the presence in the former. The established concept of property rights majorly entails the economic right of the owners and considers property as an instrument of earning for the owner. Conversely, Intellectual Property ...
By Anushka Verma Film makers, owners and producers often enter into licensing agreements for the distribution of their films. This case (Narendra Hirawat And Co. v. Sholay Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.) revolves around the licensing agreements related to two films, Sholay and Sholay 3D. Defendant No. 1, i.e. Sholay Media...
IMI PRESS RELEASE: INDIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY, HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON CASHFLOWS, HIT HARD BY CORONAVIRUS; SMALLER LABELS FACE EXISTENTIAL THREAT The Indian Music Industry’s members whose existence is solely dependent on releases of feature films, public performance revenues from events and concerts amongst others have started to suffer on account...
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...
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...
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...
By Anushka Verma 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...
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...

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