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EU Content Rules to change on Easter Sunday
Mar 28, 2018
Travellers often complain of the restrictions on the use of subscription based streaming and on-demand content when abroad. New "content portability" regulations aim to address tha...
Can Suppliers Prevent Distributors Selling on Third Party Websites - CJEU to Decide?
Jul 25, 2016
In an age where the importance and influence of the internet on retail is continuously on the rise, retailers, particularly those of brands aiming to build a reputation of luxury, ...
Putting the Consumer in the Brand
Jul 20, 2016
Consumers have long been draw to specific products due to the 'brand'. Brand in this sense encompasses the get up, badges or indicators of origin including registered trade marks....
Glasgow Market in 'Em-BARRAS-ing' Fake Goods Operation
Jun 1, 2016
Police and Trading Standards officers have seized up to £30 million worth of fake goods from the Barras Market in Glasgow. As part of Operation Salang organised as a joint operati...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
EU Report on Geographical Indicators Infringement Released
Apr 28, 2016
The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently conducted a study to assess the level of infringement of Geographical Indications (GI) in the EU in respect of wines, spirits, ...
Cyber Security Experts Encourage Boycott of VTech
Feb 12, 2016
Parents have been advised by security experts to boycott, or at the very least be cautious of providing VTech toys for their children following criticism of the company's response ...
Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Jan 19, 2016
In a report published today the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester is laid bare. In a statement by the Minister for Intellectual Property, B...
EU Parliament Seeks United Approach to Online Counterfeit Goods
Jun 16, 2015
Most readers will be familiar with the 'too good to be true' offers available on some online selling platforms (think Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba et al) that make you consider whether th...
Filesharing - Responsibility and Calculation of Damages
Jun 15, 2015
How damages are calculated in filesharing cases has proved to be very difficult and controversial. Some guidance on this has been given recently by the Bundesgerichtshof, the Germ...
Handbags at Dawn - Gucci Owner Sues Alibaba
May 20, 2015
The leading online marketplace Alibaba is being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and various other leading fashion brands, Kering following a failed attempt to ...
IP Ownership - Student Works and University Policies - Fair for All?
Apr 28, 2015
Barring the most astute and commercially aware, many students, when signing up to a university or college course would not have given much thought as to the ownership of their inte...
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