Month: June 2021

National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) sues Roblox for Copyright Infringement

Recently, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) of the USA representing a group of indie and major music publishers sued popular gaming platform Roblox for copyright infringement. NMPA has altogether claimed USD 200 million in damages. NMPA’s lawsuit was filed on behalf of publisher plaintiffs including ABKCO Music & Records, Big Machine Records, Concord Music … Continue reading National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) sues Roblox for Copyright Infringement

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Beijing Treaty: A Silver Lining to Audiovisual Performers

Introduction The Audiovisual industry is a sunrise sector for the economy and making significant strides. It is a multi-billionaire industry having the compelling power to jump-start the underdeveloped economy. Nashville was once a struggling city of the USA, where just like Sub-Saharan Africa policymakers find the silver lining to revamp its economy through industrial development … Continue reading Beijing Treaty: A Silver Lining to Audiovisual Performers

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Elli Lilly Enters into Licensing Deals with Indian Companies

Recently, Elli Lilly, a US-based major Pharmaceutical company, has entered into licensing agreements with a number of Indian drug manufacturers for the manufacture of and supply of Baricitinib in India which is showing promise as a drug for the treatment of Covid-19. The licensing agreement with Eli Lilly is voluntary, royalty-free, and non-exclusive in nature … Continue reading Elli Lilly Enters into Licensing Deals with Indian Companies

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IPRs to Leave Their Comfort Zone

Introduction: While facing a bolt from the blue in the form of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, when the repurposed drugs and the vaccines that are getting developed by the incessant efforts of health professionals around the globe, were the only hope, the access to the vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics was hindered by the intellectual property … Continue reading IPRs to Leave Their Comfort Zone

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Indian Cryptocurrency Saga: Regulation and IP Protection

Introduction Cryptocurrency is a comparatively new word to the average Indian citizen despite the digital currency and the technology behind it i.e. blockchain being around for more than a decade with the establishment of the Bitcoin in 2008 as the first major cryptocurrency in the world.[i] Since then multitudes of different crypto currencies coming into … Continue reading Indian Cryptocurrency Saga: Regulation and IP Protection

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IPR and the World of Fashion

Right from the lanes of Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar, to the high-end fashion brands like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi, the people of the country have dynamic tastes and never-ending interests! India, which is considered the hub of fashion, is pegged at around US$ 120 billion, and in order to protect this industry from the problem of … Continue reading IPR and the World of Fashion

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The Work-for-hire Doctrine and Software Agreements in the United States of America

Copyright Law vests in the creator of certain works, or those deriving rights from such creators, a bundle of rights, from the moment of creation and fixation of such works[i]. However, one broad exception to this is the emerging work-for-hire doctrine, according to which the ‘employer or another person for whom the work is created’ … Continue reading The Work-for-hire Doctrine and Software Agreements in the United States of America

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Tech Acquisition Proposal: Thermal Management/Battery Cooling Technology

Rechargeable batteries in all applications suffer the same problem: when under load or being charged they give off heat, if this heat is not managed then the batteries suffer from: Reduced life, reduction in number of charge cycles Lower storage capacity Risk of fire / explosion To overcome these problems most battery users cool them … Continue reading Tech Acquisition Proposal: Thermal Management/Battery Cooling Technology

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