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DPIIT Secretary Says Government Has Taken Several Steps To Strengthen IPR Regime

DPIIT Secretary Says Government Has Taken Several Steps To Strengthen IPR Regime

Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Anurag Jain also said several steps have been taken to enhance innovation and the knowledge economy.

26 April 2022
The Rise of NFTs: Need For A Progressive Regulatory Framework

The Rise of NFTs: Need For A Progressive Regulatory Framework

The rise of NFTs as a separate entity different from crypto currencies calls for the requirement of a regulatory framework to prevent forgeries and for the...

16 April 2022

Ed Sheeran Wins The 'Shape of You' Copyright Lawsuit Against Sami Chokri

Artist Sami Chokri had filed a lawsuit against singer Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'. It was claimed that the 'Oh I' tune in Sheeran's song was strikingly similar...

SP Balasubrahmanyam’s Last Unreleased Song Immortalised on NFT Platform

SP Balasubrahmanyam’s Last Unreleased Song Immortalised on NFT Platform

Diginoor, an NFT platform, has launched an unreleased Tamil devotional song of the legendary Indian playback singer

28 March 2022

Vasundhara Shankar And Mudit Kaushik Decodes Legalising Trademarks In Metaverse

It is inferred that there is uncertainty about what the future will look like in this space. The use of real-world, third-party trademarks has been a...

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29 December 2021
Taylor Swift Files Motion To Dismiss Her 2017 Copyright Case Over Song 'Shake It Off'

Taylor Swift Files Motion To Dismiss Her 2017 Copyright Case Over Song 'Shake It Off'

In 2017, singer Taylor Swift was accused of plagiarizing the lyrics of her 2014 single "Shake It Off."


11 December 2021
Taylor Swift Runs Into Copyright Lawsuit For ‘Shake It Off’

Taylor Swift Runs Into Copyright Lawsuit For ‘Shake It Off’

A California judge denied Taylor Swift's request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging she copied lyrics from the R&B girl group 3LW's song 'Playas Gon' Play' from...


23 October 2021
PhonePe Pulls Pulls Back Petition Against BharatPe, Will File Fresh Suit

PhonePe Pulls Pulls Back Petition Against BharatPe, Will File Fresh Suit

PhonePe went to the Bombay High Court seeking an injunction to restrain BharatPe's parent Resilient Innovation from misusing PhonePe's registered trademarks by...


15 October 2021
Nippon Steel Sues Japan Business Partner Toyota Over Patent

Nippon Steel Sues Japan Business Partner Toyota Over Patent

Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the lawsuit Thursday in Tokyo District Court, demanding compensation for damages totalling 20 billion yen ($177 million).


25 June 2021
Twitter Blocks Ravi Shankar Prasad's Account Alleging Violation Of US Copyright Act

Twitter Blocks Ravi Shankar Prasad's Account Alleging Violation Of US Copyright Act

The minister slammed Twitter calling the action as being arbitrary and gross violation of IT rules.


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28 June 2020
Rolling Stones Threaten To Sue Donald Trump Over Using Their Songs

Rolling Stones Threaten To Sue Donald Trump Over Using Their Songs

The Rolling Stones said that their legal team is working with music rights organisation BMI to stop use of their material in Donald Trump's reelection campaign.


26 August 2019
This Fashion Institute 'Stole' Delhi-Based Institute's Name, Appointed Manish Malhotra As Brand Ambassador

This Fashion Institute 'Stole' Delhi-Based Institute's Name, Appointed Manish Malhotra As Brand Ambassador

The owner of Fashionista, a fashion institute in South Delhi, was surprised to find that another institute, having a similar name and logo, was offering...


04 January 2019
Court Asks Filmmakers, Author To Settle 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' Copyright Issue

Court Asks Filmmakers, Author To Settle 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' Copyright Issue

The complaint about an alleged violation of copyright has been filed by Nitin A Gokhale, a journalist and author of the book, against the 'Uri: The Surgical...


07 December 2018
I Will Promise Total Transparency In The Functioning Of IPRS: Javed Akhtar

I Will Promise Total Transparency In The Functioning Of IPRS: Javed Akhtar

IPRS chairman Javed Akhtar spoke to G.C. Shekhar over Ilaiyaraaja's recent remarks that the he needed to be paid royalties for public performance of his songs.


08 December 2018
A King Without Royalty: Ilaiyaraaja Fights For His Due

A King Without Royalty: Ilaiyaraaja Fights For His Due

Composer Ilaiyaraaja fights for his due, and the industry shows cracks



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18 November 2017
The Red In That Green

The Red In That Green

Once known for strong patent laws, India is now yielding to pharma MNCs


16 November 2017
Fight Over Rosogolla Is Not Over. Now Odisha Seeks GI Tag For 'Odishara Rasagola'

Fight Over Rosogolla Is Not Over. Now Odisha Seeks GI Tag For 'Odishara Rasagola'

“Rasagola has been offered at the Jagannath Temple in Puri as part of the religious rituals since the 12th century"


14 November 2017
Finally, West Bengal Wins The Fight With Odisha Over Origin Of Rosogolla, Gets GI Tag

Finally, West Bengal Wins The Fight With Odisha Over Origin Of Rosogolla, Gets GI Tag

In West Bengal, confectioner Nobin Chandra Das is widely known as the one, who created Rasgulla in the 1860s.


02 November 2017
The Indian Patent Regime Is Accommodating Unreasonable Demands Of The US, But People Are Not Aware

The Indian Patent Regime Is Accommodating Unreasonable Demands Of The US, But People Are Not Aware

After four meetings of WG since its establishment, there are ample signs that accommodation of US demands are being done at the cost of India’s...


04 September 2017
Star India Gets IPL Media Rights For Next 5 Years After Bidding Highest Amount Of Rs 16,347 Crore

Star India Gets IPL Media Rights For Next 5 Years After Bidding Highest Amount Of Rs 16,347 Crore

There were 24 companies initially who picked up rights papers to contest for the several rights in the auction organised by the BCCI.


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