HC Agrees to Hear Copyright Infringement Suit against Bigil

The Madras High Court (HC) has agreed to hear on 24th October 2019 a plea by a scriptwriter Amjath Meeran asking to restrain the release of the movie – Bigil on 25th October 2019 alleging that the movie’s writer-director Atlee infringed his copyright. Advocate M.S. Murali, who requested Justice N. Sathish Kumar to take up
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Lizzo Accused of Copyright Infringement over CeCe Peniston’s Iconic Hit

After being accused of copyright-infringing CeCe Peniston’s iconic hit 90’s single – ‘Finally’ for her hit Juice, Lizzo may have a lawsuit on her hands. Lizzo (real name Melissa Vivanne Jefferson), the 31-year-old singer, released her Juice in January 2019. Although the specific Juice didn’t set the charts on fire, it received endless airplay on
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DPIIT Announces Launch of App for IPRs to Benefit SMEs and Startups

Recently, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) announced that it had developed a mobile application and website on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). Launched by the Modi government on 14th October 2019, the dedicated website and app are aiming at making Indian startups and SMEs learn to protect and maximize their innovations.
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Facebook Faces Trademark Infringement Lawsuit over Calibra’s Logo

A mobile banking firm – Current has picked a Trademark Infringement battle against Facebook Inc. over the logo for its new digital wallet Calibra, with which the social media giant’s cryptocurrency project Libra has to deal with yet another issue. Facebook introduced Calibra as the subsidiary that will oversee its cryptocurrency plans, including the development
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Microsoft Files Patent for a Possible Virtual Reality Vibrating Mat

A new Patent Application filed by Microsoft with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hints that the company might be working on vibrating mat to prevent the Virtual Reality (VR) gamers from getting hit by a table, chair, or other devices while being blinded by a VR headset.  In the application filed recently, the
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The “Blurred Line” Copyright Decision is Scaring Lil Nas X and Cardi B

Lee and DeMeritt have recently sued Lil Nas X and Cardi B for Copyright Infringement asserting that X and B’s “Rodeo” has a substantially similar sound and feel to their “Broad Day.” They explained that both songs appear the same in many ways. For instance, they both are 142 bpm, Rodeo has “guitar and wind
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Trump Urges SC Stay Out of Copyright Dispute between Google & Oracle

The Trump administration recently urged the Supreme Court (SC) to stay out of a long-running Copyright Infringement dispute between Google and Oracle Corporation, dealing a remarkable blow to Google’s efforts to evade an $8 billion damages award. The dispute billed as the copyright battle of the decade is related to software interfaces known as API
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Uganda Government Bans Red Beret, the Opposition’s Trademark

Uganda government on 30th September 2019 designated the red beret and tunic as official military clothing that could put the civilians who wear them behind bars, thus permanently preventing the public from wearing the uniform of the leading opposition leader Bobi Wine and his supporters. Bobi Wine, the pop star who upturned as a leading
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Thiruvananthapuram: TDB Bids to Get Patents for Its Temple Prasadams

The Travancore Dewaswom Board (TDB) is seeking to get patents for its temple prasadams, including Ambalapuzha Palpayasam, Sabarimala Aravana, and Kottarakara Unniyappam. TDB’s president A Padmakumar said that they have decided to obtain a patent cover for their iconic temple prasadams following a report pointing some people who had not just tried to make counterfeit
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EagleView Wins Intellectual Property Lawsuit

EagleView, a technology provider of aerial imagery, geographic information system, and data analytics solutions, recently announced a significant legal decision revealing that Verisk Analytics, Inc. and Xactware Solutions, Inc., willfully infringed EagleView’s Intellectual Property (IP) and technological innovations. 26th September 2019’s jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey confirms
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