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IP and SME in India: Consolidating Peripheral Facilitation into Internal Management – Part II

By Kishalaya Pal   Consolidation into Internal Management The dispensation in India has adopted a highly peripheral approach to deal with the issue of protection of IPR. That is to say, the scope of their efforts is limited to facilitation… Continue Reading →

IP and SME in India: Consolidating Peripheral Facilitation into Internal Management – Part I

By Kishalaya Pal   Small and medium enterprises (“SME”) have emerged as a highly effective and dynamic sector of Indian industries and economy. Not only does it contribute immensely to production, but it also generates massive employment, second only to… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 50

1) India climbs 35 ranks in Global Innovation Index but lags in patents: Economic Survey India has ranked high in the Global Innovation Index – at position 46. This is a huge leap from the previous position of 81 in 2015-16…. Continue Reading →

Directors As Performers – Rebooting the Related Rights Regime in India

In this article, Nishtha Nikhil Gupta discusses the scope of directors’ rights and suggest ways of affording due protection to their efforts and skill under the Indian copyright regime.

Fair Use & The Warhol Saga: Second Circuit’s Amended Opinion Causes Confusion

Ankita Malik and Amala Govindarajan deal with the Second Circuit decision that put an end to the controversy surrounding Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph of Prince, which may be the beginning of new lawsuits that determine the future of Pop Art.

From “Sweat of the Brow” to “Nichols Abstraction”: A revisitation of The R.G. Anand precedent with its Mature-Modern Implications

In this article, Shouraseni Chakraborty comprehensively covers various tests used by Indian courts in determining the extent of copyright infringement in movies.

Copyrights And Licensing In Music: Taylor Swift’s Tussle With Her Rights

Anoushka Chauhan analyzes in-depth, the mechanism of copyrights and licensing in music through Taylor Swift’s recent tussle for her rights.

Should Graffiti be Protected by Copyright?

Swati Singh, in this article, argues for affording copyright protection to graffiti regardless of its illegal nature, in the light of recent appropriation of a graffiti by the clothing brand H&M.

The Enigma of Transformative Use in fair dealing under the Indian Copyright Law

This article deals with the necessity for the applicability of the transformativeness doctrine for the fair use of copyrights. It attempts to point out the relevant criteria in the Indian regime in this regard through a comparative analysis with that of the US. Upon a brief analysis of the same, the article concludes against such applicability in the country, deeming it counterproductive.

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin: Analysing The Interdisciplinary Aspect of Music And Law.

By, Arnav Bose Introduction On 9th March 2020, the United States Ninth Circuit Court (‘US N.C.C’) passed a judgment in the publically acclaimed case of Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin (‘Led Zeppelin case’) which held that the renowned Led Zeppelin… Continue Reading →

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