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Protected Music

Protected Music

The list of high-profile copyright battles is on an increase in the recent times in the musical industry. There was a lot of speculation around the katy Perry case, as to whether the beats of the song Dark Horse by Katy Perry and her team intentionally copied

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Chanel loses trademark dispute in China

Chanel loses trademark dispute in China

Recently Chanel Co. lost a trademark infringement case relating to its ‘Double C’ logo in China. In 2016, the representatives of Chanel along with Guangzhou Haizhu District Administration for Industry and Commerce (Haizhu AIC) carried out a detailed investigation into a local jewellery store operated by

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Huawei files for Trademark for mobile OS called Harmony

Huawei files for Trademark for mobile OS called Harmony

In June 2019 Huawei had filed a trademark application for its mobile operating system, HongMeng OS. A month later, Huawei has applied for trademark for another mobile operating system called Harmony. Huawei found itself in a spot after Google revoked its Android license following the

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No Patent for Facebook

No Patent for Facebook

Recently the Delhi Patent Office dismissed Facebook’s patent application titled ‘analyzing a query log for use in managing category-specific electronic content.’ The Mark Zuckerberg led company had filed the patent application in 2007. This case is a classic example of how software-related innovations are entangled

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IMB Patents foldable smartwatch

IMB Patents foldable smartwatch

  Tech giant IBM patented smartwatches which unfold into tablets on June 11, 2019.  IBM had filed for this patent in 2016. This patent build on 9100 patents that the company received in 2018. Currently IBM does not manufacture any consumer devices. However, the smartwatch-to-tablet

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Christian Louboutin SAS v Nakul Bajaj and Ors.

Christian Louboutin SAS v Nakul Bajaj and Ors.

In a recent judgment by the Delhi High Court in Christian Louboutin SAS v Nakul Bajaj and Ors., it has held that Darveys who was selling counterfeit goods on their online platform by using Christian Louboutin’s trademark including the notorious single-colour mark for its distinctive

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Revolutionary Judgment

Revolutionary Judgment

India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word talaq (divorce) three times. The landmark court decision came in response to petitions challenging the so-called “triple talaq” custom. The cases were filed

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KUDOS to Cello!

KUDOS to Cello!

Cello Household Products (plaintiffs) sued Modware India (defendants)  in the Bombay High Court seeking an injunction for passing off and infringement of design. In May 2016, the plaintiffs had created a plastic bottle named PURO. The bottle was registered with the Indian Designs Office as

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Govinda’s  trouble

Govinda’s trouble

Sarkar 3 was recently released on May 12 2017, despite certain legal issues between the two parties namely Narendra Hirawat & Co. (NH) (“Appellant”), and Alumbra Entertainment and Ors., including K Sera Sera (KSS), Z Picture Company (ZPC) and RGV Film Factory (RGV) (“Respondents”). The

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Bend it like Bentley

Bend it like Bentley

The car company Bentley lost a trade mark invalidity battle against UK based clothing company Bentley. The clothing company is using the trade mark BENTLEY since 1962 and in 2009 had got the trade mark registration at UK Intellectual Property Office. The trade mark covers

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