Intellectual Property Analysis
This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the intellectual property arena. Read on for details on the new IP Act 2014, whether Pharrell Williams has been misjudged and dealing with the rush of applications to trademark ‘Je suis Charlie’
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Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test
Intellectual Property Briefings
‘Lego man’ shape mark ruled valid download subscription
The General Court (Third Chamber) in Luxembourg has ruled that Lego’s mannequin shape CTM is valid. The good news for Lego follows the General Court’s 2008 decision that its registration for its brick shape was invalid.
EU to crack down on fake goods in transit subscription
Musicians challenge private copying exemption subscription
No more music copying for personal use subscription
Intellectual Property News
Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Clifford Chance’s Munich IP head Marc Holtorf in continued growth for the firm’s German practice.
Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.
Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.