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Great North Run Quick Out of the Blocks to Protect Trademark
Jun 24, 2015
The organisers of the Great North Run have admitted being "a little over the top" in a trademark dispute involving a small charity race staged in the small Welsh village of Monmout...
A Swift Bite of Apple
Jun 23, 2015
Apple Music is a new music platform set to be released in over 100 different countries by the end of June this year with the intention of positioning Apple in direct competition wi...
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...
SME's Struggling to Protect their Intellectual Property
Jun 5, 2015
Recent research suggests that Small and Medium Enterprise's ("SME's") are struggling to protect their ideas and intellectual property ("IP"). The research undertaken by the Federa...
Licensing and Use of Orphan Works
Apr 29, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion and media attention, some of which has been sensationalist and often misleading (read headlines such as, "social media users lose ownership of th...
3D Printing and IP Rights
Apr 22, 2015
Use of 3D printing technology is not yet commonplace. However, we are starting to reach a point where private individuals and businesses are seriously thinking about what 3D print...
Illegal Downloads and Film Piracy - Dallas Buyers (or rather not to buy) Club
Apr 15, 2015
All too often film viewers avoid paying for films and download what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, in contravention of the law. A recent landmark Australian decis...
Emsibeth's Trade Mark Opposition appeal dismissed by the General Court
Apr 14, 2015
A recent decision in the General Court of the European Union (Seventh Chamber) (the "General Court") dismissed an appeal brought against the decision of the Board of Appeal by the ...
Unauthorised Streaming of TV Programmes Online a Breach of Copyright
Apr 13, 2015
The European Court of Justice has been asked to consider whether the EU Copyright Rules should be changed in order to prevent public service broadcasters from re-transmitting TV pr...
Apple Smart Watch – TM 'Issues' Set to Delay Launch in Switzerland
Apr 9, 2015
The new Apple smart watch is due to be released in 9 countries on 24 April 2015. However, the release of the watch in Switzerland has reportedly been delayed due to an earlier file...
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...
Assos told to get on its bike by the Court of Appeal
Apr 7, 2015
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision in the matter between Roger Maier and Assos of Switzerland SA v ASOS plc and ASOS.com Limited at  EWCA Civ 220 in which it...
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