This presentation provides an overview of IP litigation in India with a compilation of broad level statistics of litigation in various areas of IP. The presentation can be accessed here.
copyright Cases India
In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court has directed Ad Venture Communication India (defendants) to pay an...
Movies violating copyrighted content is nothing new. Bollywood movies such as Rockstar, Om shanti Om, Ra.One etc had...
The plaintiff Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. has filed this petition in the Delhi High court against Amit Sharma &...
In what may be considered to be a huge loss to the music composers and lyricists, the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court in IPRS v. Aditya Pandey held that no separate license was required from the copyright owner of literary and musical work (lyricist and composer) that embody […]Read more ›
Image from here (Decided: Calcutta High Court on 18 April, 2012) The plaintiff filed an interim application seeking an injunction against the defendants from broadcasting or by any other means showing the cinematograph film titled “Dirty Picture” or at any rate the song therein “Ooh La La Ooh La La“. […]Read more ›
Actor-turned-author Seema Seth has filed a complaint against Bollywood filmmaker, Madhur Bhandarkar, for allegedly stealing the plot and idea for his film Fashion that released on October 29, 2008, from her book, ‘El Dorado’. Her book was published three months prior to the release of the film. Seth told the […]Read more ›
Image from here Zanjeer Remake is into legal trouble as the original Script writers of the evergreen film Zanjeer, Salim-Javed have alleged that their copyright and moral right are being infringed. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar have decided to sue the makers of the film Amit Mehra and Reliance Entertainment […]Read more ›
Image from here The present case is an appeal before the Bombay High Court. The parties are Dhiraj Dharamdas Dewani (Appellant) and M/s Sonal Info Systems Pvt. Ltd (Respondents). In 2005, the Appellant had developed a software that will help professionals like Income Tax Advocates, Chartered Accountants, Sales Tax practitioners, […]Read more ›
After the much talked about Megaupload controversy, the storm of curtailing piracy had struck India too. Kolkata court recently ordered some 387 ISPs around India to block access to 104 pirated music sites. It is really very difficult to block a site as they can resurface again if the user […]Read more ›