Legal questions on Intellectual Property

Forced to buy license for corel software because of unlicensed copy.

We are a startup digital marketing agency in UP, and invested our lifetime savings to start the firm. I recently got a call from a corel (software) reseller from Delhi that my organization is using unlicensed version of their software. Someone in my family might have unknowingly installed an unlicensed version from an online source in my personal laptop an year ago. This could be for experim...

Intellectual and Copyright Case

Hello, I have downloaded a landing page from the internet to start a website for a product, when i uploaded the landing page the images were missing or not loading on the website. I didn't check the website later, then few days later when i checked the website i found some other landing page which is different from what i have seen in the demo content. That landing page contained some copyri...

Refund

I have submitted the application for trademark for company online. While coming to the payment procedure i entered the details of STATE BANK OF INDIA' s debit card and i waited the amount of Rs 9000/- to get deducted but in the payment status it was still showing pending and the display instructed me to wait for a hour to initiate the payment. I waited for a hour but the pending payment was not...

Forceful Communication from a Software Company

I have received a call and an email from Corel Corporation India. Their claim is that my startup using 10 unlicensed versions and if I don't make them licensed then they can visit my premises to verify this. We don't use their software though we deal with the creative industry by using Adobe License. So I have replied very softly to their first email saying  "We do not have 10 PCs in our e...

Payment dispute among the inventors

A  service for patent was requested to  a law firm by three inventors. Dr Rajesh, Dr Nehru, Suresh.  Suresh being the student of Dr Rajesh and Dr Nehru. The invoice was generated in the name of Dr Rajesh,  Dr Rajesh paid the money to the law firm at various stages during the patenting process.  After 16 years patent got granted. Now some Payment is due. Dr Rajesh and Dr Nehru both are pressuriz...

The title of the property lies in the name of two different person

Firstly, till date there is a lot of issue being going on with regard to the property we purchased in the year 2004. My own aunt got us a property for a consideration and when we took EC in 2011 we found that the property was a GPA site and that the property was under litigation and the property lies in the name of my mother as well as some unknown Stanger . It says the unknown stranger got the...

Father name is incorrect in all of my marksheet

Father name in my all degree certificates are incorrect My father name is "sanjay ". He is from haryana. My birth is in Baroda and i was leave with my uncle and grandmother till Diploma. And after Diploma i was moved to Ahmedabad and leave with my family (Father-Mother). So by mistake my father name was incorrect in my Birth Certificate as "sanjeev". After some years when i was in Diploma, the...

What are my chances of going to jail & Loosing this Copyright Infringement Case?

I recently received a cease & desist notice from my previous employer asking me to shut down my eCommerce website as it looks similar to his & I accidentally used 2-3 of the Images he clicked himself & claims as copyrighted Images. I started this similar website when I was working for the employer but he found out & fired me for competition. We did not sign any non-compete or NDA whatsoever ...

Pent house -terrace encroachment

Hello sir, I bought a flat in a 12 flat building in 2014. There was no pent house at the time when I bought. Later it was built by builder and sold. The pent house owner initially grilled and locked the entrance of terrace stating its his private place and anyone has work with water tank, dish tv needs to take permission from him to enter the tearrace. Now he has started building sheds and en...

Copyright and Pen name of literary work

I have the copyright of my English literary fiction written by me under my real name. I filled up Form XIV and Statement of Particulars with my real name in all the relevant fields as I was told by multiple lawyers that if I use my pen name in any of the fields (including author field) then I may face difficulties in proving my ownership in case of copyright infringement related issues. Also, t...

Publication of my article in other person's name

Hello, I am a US citizen and I am currently working for a company in India. I wrote an article after putting in considerable amount of time and research. The article was first sent in my name (the original and only author) to the publishing house. Later the article was published in someone else's name, and this person had no contribution to the article. The name of the author and photograph wa...

What happens if the copyright claimant proves he's right?

I have a YouTube channel and I make review videos of software and technologies. In one of my many videos I have reviewed a free software that was modified by a developer who stays outside India and he strike a copyright strike on my video. I asked him why he did this and he replied that it was his property and I was sharing his download links. Even though he had a forum and it was free to all, ...

Youtube Copyrights

I am a freelancer and my profession is to deliver educational sessions. I used to work with a company where nature of my job was not fixed. I used to get monthly payments in the form of cheque or sometimes in the form of cash. I used to deliver sessions and also manage few other things for them. During my work their, I recorded few of my sessions which I delivered to the students there. Recen...

The mark is a non-distinctive and as such it is not capable of distinguishing the goods or services

From : The Registrar of Trade Marks, MUMBAI Date: 16/03/2019 15:39:31 To, PRIMERO UNO 503/B WING, ASCON ACRES - IV, SHRIKANT DHADWE MARG, NAYA NAGAR, MIRA ROAD (EAST). THANE - 401107. MUMBAI. MAHARASHTRA INDIA Application No: 4096455 in Class/Classes : 35 In the name of M/s: PRIMERO UNO Gentlemen/Madam, The above mentioned application has been examined under the provisions of Trade...

My 100k Installs App Removed From Play Store. Because Of Intellectual Property. They Want Any Docs

My Name Is Sumit I Am Bihar Build An Application Result Bihar Board Result. And I Used Bihar Board Logo And There Website Link. Bihar Board Does Not Reported on My App. When I Got 100k Installs Google Direct Suspended My App Without Giving Me Any Warning Please Help Me Can You Please Provide Me Any Document. So It Can Help me To Get Back My App. I Got This Email From Google. Hi Developers at...

Tried to sell pirated video lectures

Hello sir, I need a legal advice. Yesterday i posted an advertising on olx to sell video lectures of gate (gate is engineering related exam ) of which was not mine. Also i didn't not have the lecturer i was only faking it. Anyway but i didn\'t mentioned anyone name on advertisements, i only wrote \" gate lectures video of reputed institute \" nothing else. Today i got a call from xx...

What is the procedure to give the 'Right to Use' of my book to someone else for commercial purpose

Hi sir, I have recently written a book on 'How to trade in the Stock Market' for beginners which has been written in a graphical way with illustrations. I have got it copyrighted from the copyrights office in New Delhi and have the certificates of the same. It has not been published yet as since the book has been written in a graphical manner, I have transformed the book into a course that I...

Order a adult product from globel e comers site

I have ordered a sex toy from a global e commerce website without being aware that the item is in the prohibited items list. The shipment is in transit to Kolkata Airport Sorting office (reaches in next 15 days). I am afraid I'll receive a show cause notice from the Assistant Commissioner about this illegal importing as mentioned in this forums by people who had done this act before. What c...

Infringing trademark

I have some issues regarding trademarks. I had launched an Android App in the Google Play Store which has a name say AbcdEf. The app is a product itself and helps the user to extend its phone functionality is an easy manner. My business model is B2C even though I deal with business such as Play Stores etc only to distribute my app. The App is available throughout the world even though I live an...

How to file a compliant against Software Piracy but I am not the copyright Owner ?

Dear Advocates, I have purchased Software's from the Software developers and got the permission to do the business. But in my city the same business is run by so many people(15 business) but they are using the pirated versions software and the logos of software developers because of this my business is losing so much of money and the client in this we need to give certification to the clien...