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Tanvir Mokammel to deliver speech in Kolkata
Director Tanvir Mokammel will deliver a speech on famed Indian-Bengali broadcaster Pranabesh Sen at the Bangla Academy auditorium in Kolkata on February 24.
Tanvir will leave Dhaka for Kolkata on February 23 to attend the event to be organised by Pranabesh Sen Smarak Samity. The memorial event is organised every year but it is for the first time that a Bangladeshi has been invited to give a talk on the occasion.
Tanvir Mokammel studied English literature at the University of Dhaka and worked as an activist mobilising support for landless peasants in rural areas. He is credited with making six full-length feature films and 14 documentaries and short films, some of which have received national and international awards.

20th Century Fox loses appeal over Glee
The makers of hit TV show Glee have lost their appeal against a legal ruling that found in favour of a comedy club chain of the same name.
Comic Enterprises successfully argued in the High Court that 20th Century Fox’s show breached its trademark right to The Glee Club name, reports BBC.
The show’s broadcaster appealed against the 2014 ruling, but appeal court judges dismissed their case.
It is not yet clear whether the Glee show’s name will have to be changed.
The appeal court judges are now due to consider whether EU trademark law affects the ruling and therefore means no change is required.
Part of the film studio’s argument was that it should not need to change the name, citing EU law which states a trademark must be ‘a sign’, in the sense of being a single sign and capable of being “graphically represented”. The show’s name, it said, did not fall into this category.
— BBC

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