Monthly Archives: November 2021

Copyright and Personality Rights

In May 2020, the Amitabh Bachchan starrer film – ‘Jhund’, met with controversy when Nandi Chinni Kumar, a Hyderabadi filmmaker alleged copyright infringement of the film. ‘Jhund’ is based on the life of Akhilesh Paul. It is claimed that Paul sold the ‘exclusive rights to his story of becoming a slum-footballer Kumar, who was going to make a biopic, titled ‘Slum Soccer’, based on Paul’s life.  The pertaining question here is, what is the legal framework surrounding such ‘exclusive rights and
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THE CONFLICT WITH THE RIGHT TO PUBLICITY

The right of publicity is the right of a person to control the commercial use of their identity, or in other words, the right to prevent others from using their image, name, or other aspects of their identity for commercial purposes without their consent. Although the right of publicity is not codified in India, it has been recognized and also enforced by Indian courts in a number of cases. While copyright law provides the photographer ownership of the photograph (unless shot under a contract), the right of publicity gives
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CELEBRITY CULTURE, PAPARAZZI, AND THE COPYRIGHT LAWS IN INDIA

One may assume that a celebrity being photographed would at least have a right to make ‘fair use of the pictures they are the object of. However, in the world of internet and social media outreach, what may seem “fair” to some may not be to others—or at least what’s fair may be disputed.  In recent times, several megastars like Katy Perry, LeBron James, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber have come across to the legal
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Geographical Indication: What and why.

The USPTO held that the term ‘basmati’ was not a geographical location but rather a descriptive term referring to the fragrant quality of the rice and as such could be used by RiceTec and it was not necessarily a geographical indication. However as geographical indications “need not necessarily indicate the place of origin, it could signify the product itself as long as it is known to possess certain qualities by the virtue of its belonging to a certain place” and also
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Geographical Indications and The Curious Case of ‘Basmati’

“A Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign identifying a good as originating in a specific geographical area and possessing a given quality, reputation or another characteristic that is essentially attributable to that geographical origin”. Accordingly, the main purpose of a GI is to establish an association between the quality, characteristics, or reputation of a good and its territory of origin. Although foodstuffs or agro products are usually where GIs tend to find most usage, it also extends to other items for

 

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