The 2007 custom rules are a great way for IP rights holders to stop the inflow of counterfeit products in the market. This article is a simple and practical account of how this protection is availed given how complex this process is made out to be. From the generation of UTRN numbers to UPRN Numbers and Bonds, all bases are covered in the piece.
In the first part, Pranjali delved into the coverage of fictional characters under US Copyright sphere along with the theories as well as tests of their protection. In this part, she discusses how these characters get protection in the Indian Copyright sphere. She covers all bases as she does an analysis of the concept of character merchandising and how characters in the public domain are dealt with.
The Delhi High Court decreed that the copyright registration of the artwork is immaterial for the purpose of proving the use of the subject trade mark and the court held that the Petitioner was entitled to the benefit of Section 12 of the Act for concurrent registration as it had been in use honestly from many years.
Disney is subject to a large public outrage because of its ‘Hakuna Matata’ mark which critics are calling an attempt at cultural appropriation. With more than 150,000 people signing the petition, Disney’s next step is awaited.
Delhi High Court’s single-judge Bench led by Justice Pratibha M Singh has brought in a much-needed clarity on qualification as an intermediary and who can, therefore, use the ‘safe harbour’ provision. The judgment analyses what factors would disqualify an e-commerce website to be categorised as an intermediary.
US President Donald Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones themed tweet in the line of the recent US sanctions against Iran. This report focuses on the legal implications attached to the usage of variation of a slogan in light of intellectual property rights.
Sri Krishna Sweets is amid a trademark battle between two brothers on the use of their family business’s mark. Although the Madras HC has allowed the younger brother to use the mark, another hearing is set for November 11, 2018.
Late singer Prince’s estate has filed to trademark the colour purple which was used by him in his albums and in live performances.
UK’s PIPCU has issued a statement warning consumers to be cautious while buying Halloween costumes online as they might not be upto standards and could lead to physical harm, fraud or identity theft.
Cricketer Prithvi Shaw’s management company has sent cease and desist notices to two companies for using his name without permission. The company has called it ambush marketing and infringement of trademark rights.