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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...
Reciprocity between Italy and San Marino - An Update
Feb 19, 2015
In 1939 Italy and San Marino signed the convention of Friendship and Good Neighbourhood. As a result of this agreement all registered intellectual property rights obtained in Italy...
First Paperless Criminal Trial
Feb 18, 2015
The first criminal trial to use iPads in a bid to reduce paperwork got underway yesterday. Members of the jury sitting on a three-month fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court were h...
Online Dispute Resolution: Is the eBay Model the Way Forward?
Feb 17, 2015
A recent report by the Civil Justice Council has highlighted the fact that bringing low value claims in the current court system is too costly, too slow and too complex, and the me...
Consumer Contracts - Jurisdiction - Where can Businesses Sue and be Sued?
Feb 10, 2015
Where a business has directed its activities to an EU member state in which a consumer is domiciled it can generally only sue the consumer in that member state and the consumer can...
Cost of Bringing a Claim to Increase – A Further Update
Feb 2, 2015
Further to our last update (26.01.2015) on the issue of rising court fee costs, there has been a further update as yet another group are contesting the proposed increases which wil...
Civil Procedure Rules Part 36 Offers to Settle
Jan 29, 2015
We recently reported on the changes being made to the Part 36 Offers regime - see http://mcdanielslaw.com/changes-to-cpr-part-36-offers/ The IPKat has today released a news story ...
Cost of Bringing a Claim to Increase - Update
Jan 26, 2015
As reported previously (see post of 21.01.15) the cost of bringing a claim is set to rise. Another organisation has now joined in the chorus of disapproval over the new court fees...
Changes to CPR Part 36 Offers
Jan 22, 2015
From 6 April 2015 a new version of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Part 36 will come into force with some significant changes as to the construction and implementation of Part 36 O...
Cost of Bringing a Claim to Increase
Jan 21, 2015
The government has announced that it will go ahead with its proposal to introduce percentage issue fees for money claims over £10,000, calculated as 5% of the value of the claim su...
IP act becomes law - Better protection for designers
Jan 7, 2015
At the beginning of October the Intellectual Property Act (IP Act) became law, heralding better protection for designers. It is now a crime to intentionally infringe a registered d...
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