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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Reforms streamline enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
Aug 5, 2015
A government commissioned report has revealed a sharp increase in the number of infringement claims made in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC"), (formerly known as ...
Court Fees Set to Increase Again?
Jul 23, 2015
The Government, via the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ"), has opened a consultation proposing significant increases in court fees. The proposal comes less than four months after the las...
Assos continues on it's Bike - Permission to Appeal to the Supreme Court Refused
Apr 30, 2015
We previously reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Roger Maier and Assos of Switzerland SA v ASOS plc and ASOS.com Limited at  EWCA Civ 220 - see "Assos told to get on...
IPEC Small Claims - Piercing the Corporate Veil and Benefits of Use to 'Small-time' Creatives
Apr 8, 2015
Two directors have been held personally liable along with a dissolved limited company in respect of copyright infringement. In the recent case of IP14S01982 Webb v (1) VA Events L...
IP Litigation in Europe - Action Before Courts and Rights-Granting Offices
Apr 1, 2015
Which court or body a person chooses to bring a claim in can have a serious impact on the way the claim is managed, how much it might cost and the remedy/outcome. This article con...
Google Loses Appeal Against Decision to Allow Consumers the Right to Sue Over Misuse of Privacy Settings
Mar 30, 2015
Google has lost its appeal to have an earlier High Court ruling set aside. A group of internet privacy activists previously alleged that Google had violated privacy settings and ha...
Design Opinion Service to be Introduced
Mar 26, 2015
A new design opinion service is set to be introduced by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). The purpose of the service is to provide advice on potential design disputes. ...
Courts and their Pro-dispute Resolution Stance
Mar 17, 2015
The case of Laporte v The Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis  EWHC 371 (QB), has reinforced the pro-alternate dispute resolution ("ADR") stance of courts. ADR enc...
Court Fees Increase - To Take Effect on Monday 9 March
Mar 4, 2015
We have previously reported on the proposed increase in court fees and the opposition to the increase in such fees from various parties including The Forum of Insurance Lawyers, a ...
Online Copyright Infringement - Jurisdiction / Where to Sue
Feb 26, 2015
A recent case between Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur NRW GmbH has considered the question of where to sue for infringement of online copyright. The usual practice within the EU is to...
Fox News Denied Summary Judgment in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case
Feb 25, 2015
The recent decision in North Jersey Media Group Inc. v. Jeanine Pirro and Fox News Network, LLC. is relevant to copyright infringement. On 10 February 2015 , Judge Edgardo Ramos f...
Rise in Licensing and Copyright Disputes
Feb 23, 2015
Research has revealed that the vast majority of claims issued in the High Court are in respect of licensing and copyright infringement disputes. The claims are typically in respect...
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