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Supreme Court And Copyright- One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

Putting an end to the long-conflicted opinion of the judiciary on the scope of Section 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957, the Supreme Court, on 20th of May 2022 in the case of M/s Knit Pro International vs The State of NCT of Delhi & Anr held that offences under the said section are cognizable … Continue reading Supreme Court And Copyright- One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

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Loui Vuitton: In Charge Of 18,000 Intellectual Property Rights

Louis Vuitton Malletier is a French fashion house and one of the most recognisable luxury goods brands in the world. It was awarded the world’s most valuable luxury brand for six consecutive years (2006-2012), topping even Chanel, Gucci, and Dior. Louis Vuitton began the company in 1854 as a luggage manufacturer, but it was his … Continue reading Loui Vuitton: In Charge Of 18,000 Intellectual Property Rights

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Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

Intellectual Property Rights is a term that rarely requires explanation in modern times. The phrase Intellectual Property expresses the notion that its subject matter is the result of the intellect or mind. It serves as both a deterrent and an incentive for creators, whose work might otherwise be freely exploited by others. In relation to … Continue reading Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

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Wearable Technology- Who Owns The Data?

The 21st Century is the era of the technology. Children born in the 2000s and the late 90s are born along with or grown up around the increased use of technology.  Everyday chores are now assisted by technology. Some are even substituted by them. A report by the Grand View Research, an India & U.S.-based … Continue reading Wearable Technology- Who Owns The Data?

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IPR in Bazaar: Finding the Right Balance

It’s an overly common practice by manufacturers/advertisers/vendors in local market retail outlets to put up popular celebrities photos/images in packaging of non-branded products. It is at its peak, particularly during festival of lights, i.e. Diwali. During the festival of lights, it can easily be seen that a lot of fireworks stores sell Diwali crackers with … Continue reading IPR in Bazaar: Finding the Right Balance

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Copyright Law In India

Elucidating copyright law in layman’s terms, whenever a person produces a unique work, he is inevitably granted the sole ownership of the work, having absolute right over the same. Nevertheless, the owner has the authority to either transfer his rights to any other person or keep the ownership to himself, restricting others from copying or … Continue reading Copyright Law In India

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The Copyright Conundrum In Stand-Up Comedy Scenario In India

Stand-up Comedy is one of the most amazing forms of art to have ever existed. The element of humour is the soul of this marvellous art form, and therefore, it is bound to enthral everyone, or at least almost everyone (there’s always that one person). In India, the Stand-up comedy culture is enjoying its fair … Continue reading The Copyright Conundrum In Stand-Up Comedy Scenario In India

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Intellectual Property Rights and Dance Moves: An Indian Perspective

Granting Copyright It is true that a work is considered copyrighted the moment it is created but a right to sue for infringement arises only when it is registered. For a dance move to be registered, it should be creative, original, unique, and consist of systematic dance steps. It should not consist of basic dance … Continue reading Intellectual Property Rights and Dance Moves: An Indian Perspective

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Are Memes Protected By Copyright Law ?

The social media trends change very fast, almost every day but one thing that hasn’t lost its charm over the years is the consumption of memes on social media. Even if someone avoids the Internet and social media, they are almost certain to have come across funny memes somewhere or the other whether in print … Continue reading Are Memes Protected By Copyright Law ?

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Authorship In An Impromptu Performance Under Indian Copyright Act

INTRODUCTION If a singer, at a concert, was to sing in a melodious way under indian copyright act, in an impromptu manner, i.e., there were no prior existing lyrics or melody, would such a singer be considered an author of the lyrics and the music, apart from being a performer? Interestingly, a lot of thought … Continue reading Authorship In An Impromptu Performance Under Indian Copyright Act

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