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Copyrights - Intellectual Property Rights - Patents

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

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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

Dec 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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 2014.

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 use and promotion of the marks 'PostPe'/'postpe'.

Nippon Steel Sues Japan Business Partner Toyota Over Patent

Oct 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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

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.

28 June, 2020

Rolling Stones Threaten To Sue Donald Trump Over Using Their Songs

Associated Press (AP)

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

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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 similar courses in Bardoli.

04 January, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 Strike' producer Ronnie Screwvala and director Aditya Dhar.

16 November, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

“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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

K.M Gopakumar

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 socio-economic interest.

04 September, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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