Category: Copyright Litigation

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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Sarine Technologies Ltd v. Divora Bhandari Corporation & Ors

When it comes to one of the most contentious aspects of copyright law in software, two things come to our mind: The idea-expression dichotomy and; Which part of software is copyrightable, and which part is patentable. The present case of Sarine Technologies Ltd. v. Divora Bhandari Corporation &orsunfolds many perplexing facts of the copyright Law. … Continue reading Sarine Technologies Ltd v. Divora Bhandari Corporation & Ors

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Interplay of section 51 and 52 of the Copyright Act, 1962: Delhi High Court judgement

This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon’ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962. This case tries to draw the line between the rights of the author, publishers of the work and competing rights of society. The case … Continue reading Interplay of section 51 and 52 of the Copyright Act, 1962: Delhi High Court judgement

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Jurisdiction of Courts Under Section 62 of the Copyright Act and Section 134 of the Trademarks Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in “INDIAN PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY LTD. Versus. SANJAY DALIA AND ORS”: (2015) 10 SCC 161 and the Hon’ble Division Bench of Delhi High court in ULTRA HOMES CONSTRUCTION PVT. LTD Versus PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR CHAUBEY & ORS FAO (OS) 494/2015 & CM 17816/2015 has interpreted Section 62 of the Copyright … Continue reading Jurisdiction of Courts Under Section 62 of the Copyright Act and Section 134 of the Trademarks Act

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Music Rights for Use in Films

In recent times, music copyrights and their ownership/rights to producers, artists, among other stakeholders, have been under strong discussion across geographies. We are happy to have a written piece by Gemma Harrison, a freelance writer, on her high-level take on the Copyrights in Music. This summer, the highest-grossing film at the box office was Marvel’s … Continue reading Music Rights for Use in Films

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Criminalizing online sharing of Academic Article by a Columbian Student

Background Diego Gomez is a student perusing post-graduation in Conservation and Wildlife Management in Costa Rica. Like students of developing countries, he also used to face a lack of availability of literature in the libraries and other sources of reading. To face this scarcity of academic databases, Diego, used the power of the internet. It … Continue reading Criminalizing online sharing of Academic Article by a Columbian Student

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Copyrights Enjoyed By Musicians

Sanyukta Biswas, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks at the rights of singer, lyricist, and composer that have been incorporated by the 2012 amendment. Once upon a time in India even the most noted film artists and musicians could not secure themselves financially despite their brilliance. In an infamous legal … Continue reading Copyrights Enjoyed By Musicians

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Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

On 19 March 2013, in a closely divided 6-3 judgment in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley, the U.S. Supreme Court held that copyright law could not be used to prevent parallel importation into the USA for works that are made outside the USA. The facts of the case are as follows: In 1997, a student named … Continue reading Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

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Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

Graphical characters are commercialized in the form of cartoons, posters, food products or merchandises like toys and clothes, to name a few. The profits garnered would depend on the popularity of the brand that the graphical character represents. Exploitation of the graphical character can take place if it is not legally protected. Intellectual property and … Continue reading Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

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Smile, you are on camera!

Every celebrity would agree when we say that stardom comes at a price. Their right to privacy is always threatened with the constant paparazzi encroaching upon their personal lives. Unauthorized photography often results in tabloid and defamatory reports in the media, which can sometimes scar the celebrity’s life forever. From sports persons to movie stars … Continue reading Smile, you are on camera!

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