Category: Copyright

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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New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and is regulated by the Copyright Rules, 2013.  The Ministry of Human Resources and Development on 14 March 2013 notified the Copyright Rules, 2013. Two years ago, in 2019 a draft for amendments was released for public comments. On 30 March 2021, the government of … Continue reading New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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Corroboration of Rightful Ownership through Objection Provisions

Copyright Indian Copyright law is greatly inspired by and in congruence with the TRIPS agreement clauses and standards. The stipulations of the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 and the Universal Copyrights Convention, to which India is a party reflect strongly in the (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, pursuant to the amendments … Continue reading Corroboration of Rightful Ownership through Objection Provisions

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Critical Analysis : Malaysia’s Trademarks Bill 2019

INTRODUCTION Malaysia is in the process of acceding to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol), adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989, in order to take advantage of the anticipated growth and development in the domain of trademarks owing to the exponential increase in established global … Continue reading Critical Analysis : Malaysia’s Trademarks Bill 2019

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Copyright v. Design: Where is the Balance Line?

It’s not surprising to note that there is ambiguity concerning the overlap between copyright as well as design laws in India. The effect has touched the art industry as well as works leading to the design of commercial products. All types of legal queries come into the picture when there is the commercialization of a … Continue reading Copyright v. Design: Where is the Balance Line?

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Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

Upon successful practicing in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercial Litigation over the decade, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys together with its IP Asset Management Practice, IIPRD, feels immense pleasure to announce the recent opening of its 8th branch in Jalandhar. With years of helping corporates identify, create, protect, promote and … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

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Copyright And Cyberspace: Software And Digital Piracy

As we enter into the emerging era of software technology and the ever-growing sphere of the internet and worldwide web, protection of data and the importance of copyright protection has taken center-stage. Copyright law today protects works such as literary, dramatic and artistic works; cinematography films; sound recording and computer programs, data bases and compilations. … Continue reading Copyright And Cyberspace: Software And Digital Piracy

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European Union Directive On Copyright

Introduction The efforts of the European Union (EU) to pass a new copyright law has just received a much-needed push. In a meeting held on Friday[1], ambassadors from a majority of EU member countries have agreed to the draft directive rules. With the final agreement on the draft rules expected to come before the February … Continue reading European Union Directive On Copyright

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Copyright Societies And The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

Introduction Copyright Societies are formed to collectively administer the work in order to protect its copyright, these societies are formed and managed by authors and owners of such works. It is not practically possible for every author or owners to keep a track of all the uses of their work. When a person becomes a … Continue reading Copyright Societies And The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

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Fashion & Intellectual Property

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel Fashion industry is at an all-time high and the present size of the market is a $US1 Billion. Many established players together … Continue reading Fashion & Intellectual Property

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