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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...
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...
By Anushka Verma In a battle between Direct Selling Entities (‘DSEs’) and e-commerce platforms, the Delhi High Court has decided in the favour of the latter and has declared that selling products of DSEs online without taking consent of the entities is not a trademark infringement. In the...
GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR A STAKEHOLDER MEETING TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO COPYRIGHT The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) called for a meeting on February 13, 2020 in New Delhi to discuss the stakeholder issues pertaining to copyrights, the provisions under the Copyright Act, 1957...
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued a meeting notice on February 11, 2020 calling for a stakeholders meeting to discuss issues pertaining to copyright, the provisions under the Copyright Act, 1957 and the rules formed thereunder. The meeting was scheduled on February...

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