Copyright

Prentice Hall-Copyright


In this post, I will be covering the recent decision of the Delhi High Court in the case of PHI Learning Private Limited vs. Dr. (Mrs.) P. Meenakshi on the issue of permanent injunction for restraining the author from assigning the copyright to any other person. FACT PHI Learning Private Limited (earlier known as Prentice Hall of India)engaged in the business of printing and publishing of books, entered into an agreement with Dr. (Mrs.) P. Meenakshi author of the book,…


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Copyright

Listening to the wind of change at Bollywood


(Image obtained from here) The copyright issue has been creating a disturbance within the film industry for a while now. Bollywood producers had earlier proposed to going on strike on January 6th in protest over the proposed amendment to the Copyright Act. Film Federation of India (FFI), also stated to ban lyricist Javed Akhtar, since he is the father of the proposed amendment to the Copyright Bill 2010. We had blogged about this, read here . Film and Television Producers…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Tidbit: Tamil Writer Claims ‘Enthiran’ as Stolen Story of His Tale


Tamil writer Aroor Tamilnadan, whose pen name is Amudha Tamilnadan claims copyright Just weeks after superstar Rajinikanths latest blockbuster ‘Enthiran (Robot)’ hit screens worldwide. The writer lodged a complaint with the Chennai Police Commissioner that ‘Enthiran’ is based on the short story written by him under the title ‘Jughiba’, published in a Tamil magazine ‘Iniya Udhayam’ in 1996, and again in ‘Dhik Dhik Deepika’ magazine in 2007. According to him, Director and producer of “Enthiran” stole the uncooked story from…


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“Patent Agent Examination” Book Released


After a successful journey of the 1st edition, Sheetal Chopra and Akash Taneja have released the 2nd edition of their book “Patent Agent Examination,” which aims at providing an overview of the challenging new framework of the 2010 Patent Agent Examination.The book provides students as well as professionals the relevant study material, which is needed for succeeding the Patent Agent Examination. It explains in detail the Patent Act and Rules; and provides various examples of drafting of specifications from given…


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SpicyIP Tidbits: Sholay makers to sue Greenpeace


TATA Steel, a very influential company in India, is building the Dhamra port at the mouth of the Dhamra River, just north of the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, Orissa- the largest of only three nesting sites for the Olive Ridley in the world. Naturally the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle is facing massive challenge to its survival, due to port construction. The international environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO), Greenpeace has made an animation with the Sholay characters to highlight the cause of…


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Trademark

Trademark Issues of The SMS Hero -"Tintumon"


Commerce Professor: what is the most important source of finance for starting business? Tintumon: “Father in law”. Tintumon, is a character which was created and spread through text messages in mobile phones. This character is portrayed as a small boy who likes to ask embarrassing questions and has a very straightforward thinking. He is quick-witted, mostly inventive, and normally can’t stop himself from commenting on everyday issues. M/s. M.C. Audios & Videos published a Trade Mark Caution Notice in a…


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Justice Bhat and Controller General Kurian make it to MIP’s list of 50 most influential people in IP


MIP has come out with its annual list of 50 most influential people in IP throughout the world. According to Managing IP “there are many types of influence that are brought to bear on the IP system:Political, Social, Economic.” On the basis of recommendations and research, Managing IPs journalists in London, Hong Kong, and New York decided the final 50 people among politicians, administrators of IP system, advocates for consumer and patent rights, innovative in-house counsel, out-spoken academics, company bosses…


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Innovation

SpicyIP Tidbits: Prime Minister Gives Green Signal to National Innovation Council


Just after Independence Day, on 16th August 2010, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave a green signal for setting up a National Innovation Council to prepare a road map for the ‘Decade of Innovation 2010-2020’. Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda popularly known as telecom czar Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime minister on public information infrastructure and innovations, will head the National Innovation Council. The Hindu’s report of the same can be read over here. The Council has been given the mandate to…


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