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IPpetite – Serving 48

1. Lord of the Rings’ Crypto Blocked Under JRR Tolkien’s Trademark Violation A Lord of the Rings trilogy-inspired cryptocurrency called the “JRR token” and launched by Florida-based developer Matthew Jensen was barred from operating by the Tolkein estate as a… 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.

IPpetite – Serving 47

1. Co-branding deal gone sour: Lululemon sues Peloton for “copy-cat” athleisure line Multinational athletic apparel retailer Lululemon has filed a lawsuit against fitness company Peloton alleging patent infringement over the designs of the latest line of leggings and sports bras…. Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 46

1. Fast-food chain Subway drags taxman to court over GST on intellectual property rights     American fast-food chain, Subway, has filed writ petition in the High Court of Haryana and Punjab over allegedly forcing it to pay differential Goods and… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 45

1) Miramax sues Tarantino over planned ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs Miramax, an American entertainment and production company, has filed a lawsuit against Quentin Tarantino over the director’s plans to create and auction off a series of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) based on… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 44

1) Himachal’s ‘Chamba Chappals’ and Lahauli Socks, Gloves given GI tag Himachal Pradesh’s renowned handicraft slippers Chamba Chappal has been granted the Geographical Indication Tag. With a rich heritage dating back to the Rajas of Chamba, the slippers are crafted… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 43

1) Paramount sued over right to create a Breakfast at Tiffany’s Sequel In a recent development, American film production company Paramount’s right to create a prequel, sequel, or a television series to the revered classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ has been… Continue Reading →

IPpetite – Serving 42

1) Trademark Payoff: BharatPe versus PhonePe BharatPe’s Postpe has approached the Delhi High Court with six cancellation actions against multiple registrations held by USA’s Walmart-owned PhonePe. The cancellation actions are for the ‘Pe’ trademark in the Devanagri script. BharatPe had… Continue Reading →

Can Influencers Be Liable for Trademark Infringement by the Brands They Promote?

In this article, Srishti Sneha deals with the jurisprudence surrounding the two types of trademark infringement and writes about endorsers’ liability under Indian law.

IPpetite – Serving 41

1) Russian court bars sale of Samsung phones over patent lawsuit In a decision dated October 19, The Moscow Arbitration Court barred Samsung Electronics from importing or selling 61 of their smartphone models in Russia. The decision was over a… Continue Reading →

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