26 October, 2015
While copyright may have less to do with appealing to the eye and beauty of movements etc, a ‘static and kinetic successions of bodily movement’ may be subject to copyright. However, recently, the United States Court Of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit opined that the ‘Sequence’ of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not e...
20 June, 2014
An opinion and a judgement, on either side of the Atlantic Ocean published within a span of five days dealt with exceptions from copyright available to institutions when books – copyrighted or otherwise were digitised and made available to the public.
In the case before CJEU, the Advocate General opined in Case C-117/13 on 5-6-2014 that Member States may authorise libraries ...
16 January, 2014
‘What one man can invent, another can discover’ – Arthur Conan Doyle’s words spoken through Sherlock Holmes on deciphering the code which used figures of dancing men. Perhaps, it could apply to the imagination of a creative human mind. Do characters/elements develop till the last work of the author or can they be vivisected?
The Conan Doyle estate asserted that the charact...
By R. Subhashree
The divergence between a nation’s domestic laws and the provisions in international treaties is not something new. It is noticed that the general practice at the time of entering into investment promotion agreements, the priority is to accord favourable treatment to the foreign investor following standard texts/mechanisms like ISDS. However, when a State does not adopt proper...
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) is organising World Intellectual Property Congress from 10 to 14 September, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This Conference will focus on all types of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan...
25th January, 2012
The United States Supreme Court has held that works in public domain were not excluded from copyright protection. In its decision dated 18th January, 2012, the Court held that the 1994 amendment to ensure conformity of copyright laws with the stipulations of Berne Convention does not violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 1994 amendment restored...
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