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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Implications of Brexit on Data Protection
Oct 7, 2016
You will probably have noticed a trend when reading or talking about what Brexit is likely to bring that nobody knows, to any degree of certainty, what Brexit will entail. However,...
EU Sets Its Sights On YouTube
Sep 15, 2016
The EU Commission has announced its plans to amend and harmonise EU copyright law. The President of the European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker announced the proposals in his 'State o...
Groundless Threats, Intellectual Property Rights and Europe
Aug 31, 2016
In the case of Tech 21 UK Ltd v Logitech Europe S.A.  EWHC 2614 (Ch), the High Court in London handed down a judgment addressing its jurisdiction to hear cases to its for gro...
What impact will Brexit have on EU Trade Marks?
Aug 11, 2016
We have previously reported on the possible impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property (IP), most recently on 8 August 2016 following the publication of a (short) guidance note by t...
Part of Kering's Counterfeit Claim Against Alibaba Dismissed
Aug 10, 2016
A US Judge has dismissed part of a claim relating to the sale of counterfeit goods brought against Alibaba by various brands, including Gucci and YSL, owned by Kering SA. The part ...
Getty Images Sued for $1Bn by Rightful Owner of Photographs
Aug 3, 2016
American documentary photographer, Carol Highsmith, is suing stock image libraries giant Getty Images and its subsidiaries Alamy and PicScout for $1bn (£760m) for demanding payment...
US Navy All at Sea Over $596 Million Copyright Piracy Claim
Jul 26, 2016
A German software company is suing the US Navy for copyright infringement in a complaint centering on virtual reality software in a claim estimated to be worth a staggering $596 mi...
Brexit, Branding, and Overseas Expansion
Jul 15, 2016
There is much uncertainty for businesses in the marketplace at the moment in light of the 'Brexit' vote. Much has been made of the fact that nothing is expected to change in the sh...
IP Implications Following Brexit
Jun 28, 2016
Unless you have been living in a vacuum you will be aware that on 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union (Brexit). This decision will have a significant impact on the in...
Cosmetics company far from 'made-up' as Swiss Court holds that sales to a subsidiary do not constitute use
Jun 23, 2016
Pierre Fabre is a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company. They manufacture and supply cosmetics products including a face cream sold under the trade mark ELUAGE...
Samsung and Apple Go Head to Head in Mobile Payment Market
Jun 22, 2016
Samsung and Apple, who together sell approx. 40% of smartphones globally, are about to go head to head in the mobile payments market as Samsung continues to roll out its new paymen...
Mars Going Nuts in Sweden after M&M Trademark Infringement Decision
Jun 13, 2016
Modelez (which is very closely linked to Kraft and includes confectionery and snacks following a spin off - see the Wall Street Journal article for a timeline) has triumphed in a S...
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