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Prohibiting registration of marks as ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ against free speech: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently struck down provisions in federal law prohibiting registration of trademarks on the grounds of being ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ as violation of free speech rights. “The statute, on its face, dis­tinguishes between two opposed sets … Continue reading

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Copyright owner in sound recordings can file suit for copyright infringement: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that an owner of the copyright work in the sound recordings can file suit alleging copyright infringement and claim damages even though the owner is not a copyright society. After going through the relevant … Continue reading

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Private hospitals to provide free treatment to patients: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that Delhi’s private hospitals operating on subsidized government lands will have to provide free treatment to patients belonging to economically weaker strata of the society. “……..when the State largesse is being enjoyed by these … Continue reading

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Govt. can institute inquiry against copyright society on complaint of Registrar or member of copyright society: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently held that Central Government can only institute an inquiry against a copyright society only on the complaint of the Registrar of Copyrights or a member of the copyright society. The Court said, “It is apparent … Continue reading

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Plaintiff’s option to file suit under Copyright and Trademarks Act clarified: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified with regard to the place where a suit can be instituted by the plaintiff under the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The Court agreed that the … Continue reading

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Agent must disclose agency while granting copyright license: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High court held that an authorized agent issuing license on behalf of a copyright owner must disclose the factum of agency so that the licensee knows that it has a valid license from the … Continue reading

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India Copyright Rules 2013

The Copyright Rules, 2013 provide new rules for statutory licence for cover versions and broadcasting of literary and musical works and sound recording; compulsory licences for works withheld from public, unpublished and published works, for benefit of disabled; registration of … Continue reading

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