Stringent Laws, Collective Application Vital to Protect IPR: CJI Dipak Misra

Former CJI (Chief Justice of India), Dipak Misra said that the business corporations in the current global economy focus on staying competitive by deeply managing Intellectual Property (IP). That is why; stringent laws and their collective enforcements are imperative for the security of Intellectual Property Rights in India. Misra at a conference held in New
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American Businesses want reforms in Indian policies on IPRs & e-commerce

An advocacy group at Washington-based USISPF (US-India Strategic Partnership Forum) thrown light on the American companies’ desire for the participation of new Indian government i.e., BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in bold reforms in several areas encapsulating data localisation, intellectual property rights, e-commerce, land & labour laws and policies. USISPF which had been established with an
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Metro Shoes files a Case against Flipkart Alleging Trademark Infringement

Metro Shoes on Tuesday filed a case in Bombay HC (High Court) alleging Flipkart is selling under ‘Metronaut’, a brand name that is similar to the eponymous brand of Metro. Besides this, the complainant alleged that the e-commerce company is using the same brand name to sell shoes also along with other products. Advocate Piyush
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5 Varieties of Coffee Acquire GI Tag

The government of India gave the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 5 varieties of coffee being produced in the nation. The list of Indian coffee that achieved GI tag by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade beneath the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is as follows: Coorg Arabica from Karnataka, Wayanad, Robusta
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Margento opposes the patent application of an Indian Startup

A Netherland-based mobile transaction solutions provider named as Margentofiled an opposition against a patent application on data-over-voice (DOV) technology provided by ToneTag. FintechstartupToneTag is situated in Bengaluru and was founded in the year 2013 by Kumar Abhishek. Later, it had been allotted to its parent organization known as Naffa Innovations Pvt Ltd. The case had
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Bombay HC imposed a fine of Rs 5 Croreon defendantsin IPR conflict

Once Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation said, “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed”. Invoking this impactful phrase in a dispute related to Intellectual Property Rights, the Bombay High Court (HC) fined Rs 5 crore on a group of people. The defendants were directed to
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Oil Proprietor Convicted in Intellectual Property Right Dispute

The Bombay High Court has sentenced an oil proprietor of an edible oil firm for 8 weeks for blatant breach of the March 2017 order for copyright infringement of Cargil India Pvt. Ltd, an Indian arm of the US-based multinational giant. Justice SJ Kathawlla of Bombay High Court was hearing the Cargil Pvt. Ltd’s plea
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Google and IPRS Sign A Deal for Music Licensing in India

The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) has issued a music license to Google, granting the company to utilize its members work collection across YouTube and other pertaining services in India. The IPRS is registered under the Copyright Act, 1957, is a representative body of the music composer, lyricists and music publishers, sanctioned for granting
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Government Seeks to Extend the Copyright Framework to Maximize its Reach

The Government is proposing new amendments to extend the reach of songs and videos to maximum people at a reasonable price, which in case of dispute is regulated by the quasi-judicial body Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). The copyright framework which was earlier confined to radio and television is now looking to include all forms
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Internet Broadcasting is Not Included, Under Section 31D of the Copyright Act: Bombay HC

The Bombay High court has permitted an interim injunction in the favour of Tips Industries against Airtel-owned music streaming app Wynk. The Plaintiff sought a short-term order to limit Wynk from further downloading and streaming of Tips Music. Justice SJ Kathawalla has refuted the claim that online streaming service is authorized to grant a statutory
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