A boutique law firm based in Chennai, India. We specialize in Intellectual Property Rights, Media & Entertainment Laws, Banking Law, Start-up Law, Environmental Law and Competition Law. A professionally managed law firm, Cholamandal IP is regularly engaged for thoughtful and reliable legal solutions by its clients.
Cholamandal IP regularly conducts various awareness campaigns regarding: Geographical Indications among artisans of traditional and indigenous art forms, their rights and integration into industrial societies; environmental conservation and eco-friendly practices among the general public as well as in industries.
We provide free legal assistance to various organizations.
Cholamandal IP conducts national and international seminars and conferences in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Environmental Laws as well as Competition Law for both common public as well as for the legal fraternity.
Cholamadal IP conducts one month training course on technically sensitive issues related to IP laws, practices and professional ethics.
Cholamandal IP conducts IP exhibitions for the purpose of public welfare.
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CCI and TRAI on
Predatory Pricing – by Anjana Avva
09 January 2018
When Reliance Industries commercially launched Reliance JioInfocomm Limited (popularly known as “Jio”) in September 2016, the network operator took the country by storm. With attractive offers available for a steal, people lined up to purchase a Jio SIM and needless to say, there was an exponential rise in Jio’s user base and soon posed as a strong threat to market veterans.
As a launching offer, Jio offered free 4GB data at 4G speed per day, unlimited calls, and 100 SMSs per day from its launch date of 5 September 2016 through 31 December2 that year and continued to provide services at highly discounted rates even after the offer was over, much to the wrath of its competitors.
Keep Calm and Meme On:
Can memes result in copyright infringement? – by Abha Dixit
09 January 2018
Urban dictionary defines memes as ‘a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means’, but today memes have become somewhat of a lifestyle for millennial. Memes seem to emerge and blow up into a sensation within a matter of hours and find humor in the unlikeliest of things – from Game of Throne stills to AlokNath to a golden retriever pretending to be a white male. In this overcrowded Internet of memes, where do rights of creator of the meme or the image lie? There are, primarily, two aspects of navigation regarding copyright infringement caused by memes:
Copyright law approach
A meme could come under the scope of ‘artistic works’ as defined under Section 2 (c) of the Copyright Act, 1957, including painting, sculptures, drawings,