Images on the Internet: Who owns the copyright?

Copyright in any literary, artistic, dramatic or cinematographic work comes into effect when the work is created. So if one takes a photograph or paints a picture, for all…


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Copyright Licenses: Authorized Agents v. Copyright Societies

As discussed in an earlier post, it is mandatory for owners of establishments to obtain copyright licenses in order to play music on their premises. In this way the law seeks to…


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3 Things your Marketing Team needs to know about Trademarks

Lawyers in general are not the most loved people on the planet. There is always a sense of caution when we’re dealt with. It’s also probably why the legal profession has two…


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Laws concerning Internet Memes: Not so funny?

A recent study conducted by ‘We Are Social’ found that despite these slow speeds, Internet users in India spend almost 5 hours on the net every day, with 40% of that time spent on…


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FIFA and Copyright: Online Piracy in India

There has been a lot of brouhaha over the recent judgment of the Delhi High Court, where the Court has ordered ISPs to block websites that were illegally broadcasting the FIFA…


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Trademark Examination Reports and their Replies – Trademark Law in India

The trademark registration process, which we have covered in an earlier post is fairly straightforward. A trademark application is filed, examined by the Trademark office, either…


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Trademark Injunctions and Damages in India – Part Three

In my earlier posts (here and here), I discussed the position of law on injunctions, the requirements for grant of temporary injunction and relevant cases with respect to…


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Copyright – Performers Rights in India

You’ve probably come across that Shakespearean quote several times in your life. Shakespeare is one of those people that everyone knows of because you just ought to (to seem…


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Trademark Injunctions and Damages in India – Part Two

In my last post, I dealt with the first condition i.e. ‘prima facie case’ to be established when praying for a grant of temporary injunction. It is only when all the three…


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Copyright and Music – 5 Things Bands need to keep in mind

Tripping on tangled mass of wires, feeling my head reverberate with the sound of music, coffee, beer and smoke breaks was a part of my life for a few years. I used to sing for a…


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