The Five Essential Copyright-Related Terms You Need to Know

In the present digital era, where we are so connected than ever, and the amount of online content produced has never been higher – the responsibility of safeguarding content has never been more crucial. However, in this aspect, what needs to be duly noted is that staying on top of Copyright Laws, rules, and regulations on […]

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Intellectual Property (IP) Issues in Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are growing rapidly and becoming more noticeable and shall be transformative to the way we learn, live, work, and play. Undoubtedly, both technologies bring a complete set of novel Intellectual Property (IP) issues for business companies, brands, individuals, courts, and IP practitioners. Therefore, it won’t be wrong […]

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Copyright Protection in the Indian Music Industry

We see people grooving to famous songs the moment we enter a club. Without such songs, every party or event seems incomplete. However, are you aware that before playing the famous songs publicly, you need to have all the permissions in place from the makers of such songs? If you fail to do so, you […]

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Understanding Royalty-Free Music

Video creators can relate to the feeling of shooting impeccable videos, editing them to perfection, and then understanding that they still need terrific tracks to go with the said videos. As a video creator, you may hop onto your laptop, start searching for free music, and finally come across platforms or websites offering royalty-free music […]

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India – Liability of Industrial Design Infringement

For every business or brand owner at present, the design of a product has become a crucial concern, and why won’t it be, after all, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The unique design of a product, such as that of Mini Cooper and Coca-Cola, forms brand identity.  The Designs Act of 2000 […]

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Understanding the 3 Common Forms of IP & their Varying Levels of Protection

The term ‘Intellectual Property (IP)‘ is like the term ‘Organic’ to some extent, i.e., people across the globe possess some knowledge as to what it means but aren’t crystal clear on its specific details. People are aware of the term ‘Property,’ which relates to the regulations, rules, and laws of ‘Real Property’ or ‘Real Estate,’ […]

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Understanding Assignment of Copyright

Copyright is a bundle of rights and can be exploited in several ways independently from each other. Each work has various rights, such as theatrical rights, distribution rights, rental rights, broadcasting rights, rights related to adoption and translation, rights to prepare derivative works, and so on, each of which can be exploited separately. These rights […]

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Bombay High Court Rules that Copyright Registration of a Label is not Compulsory

Overview The two parties involved include Sanjay Soya Private Limited (SSPL) and Narayani Trading Company (NTC). Both of them specialize in refined edible oil products. The dispute between the two arose concerning the use of packaging in their respective products. The plaintiff, SSPL, had filed a lawsuit against the defendant NTC in the Bombay High […]

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Copyright Protection for Choreographic Works

Like all other art forms, choreographic works in dance and their steps have been expressly recognized under the Copyright Laws of different jurisdictions. By such virtue, performers can have their rights protected, even though some of the most popular steps have not been claimed. Take the example of the famous ‘moonwalk dance,’ which is often […]

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