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Is ‘combination of features’ dead for unregistered Community design rights? download subscription

Shoosmiths 17-Jul-2014

A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.

The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 — guidance for inventors, innovation businesses and patent owners download subscription

Shoosmiths 16-Jul-2014

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014. The act will come into force between October 2014 and the end of 2015.

Podcast: Letter from Europe — the bifurcation blues: IP, RWJs and the UPC download weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14-Jul-2014

In this podcast, Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.

Apple Stores to be trademarked in Europe? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 14-Jul-2014

In a judgment from the Court of Justice, it has been held that the layout of a retail store may be registered as a trademark in Europe.

Duck, duck, goose? No, says the court — Aereo remains yet another duck download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Aereo and TVC cases illustrate a trend for the courts to look beyond technical differences between innovative and traditional broadcasters and distribution platforms.

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Do cyber attacks affect share price? download subscription

Schillings 24-Jul-2014

It’s often suggested that a cyber breach can devastate share price. But is this right?

The admiral sets a good course: the NSA and cyber attacks download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 24-Jul-2014

Admiral Mike Rogers, the new leader of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, certainly has taken a different approach from his predecessor.

Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo ‘astonishes’ broadcasters with new legal strategy download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory licence to carry over-the-air broadcasts under §111 of the Copyright Act. 

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Jul-2014

The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.

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Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

Do cyber attacks affect share price? download subscription

Schillings 24-Jul-2014

It’s often suggested that a cyber breach can devastate share price. But is this right?

Court upholds LMAA tribunal’s jurisdiction to rule on costs weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

In an LMAA charterparty dispute between Sun United and Kasteli, owners’ claims had been secured by money paid into an escrow account in the name of charterers’ solicitors.

Luxembourg AIFM: end of the one-year transitional period download subscription

Wildgen 24-Jul-2014

CSSF has received a total number of 773 applications submitted according to the law of 12 July 2013 on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).

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US Supreme Court rules in Aereo TV copyright case download subscription

Goodman Derrick 18-Jul-2014

US broadcasters have won an important battle in their efforts to prevent an unlicensed service from providing online real-time streaming of their broadcasts.

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Obesity: the new disability? download subscription

Shoosmiths 24-Jul-2014

With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.

What an independent Scotland could mean for your business download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Jul-2014

Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.

Holiday pay — your questions answered download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Jul-2014

Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.

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Ofcom consults on important changes to its TV advertising rules download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules.

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Jul-2014

The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.

Tips for affiliate marketing download subscription

Nabarro 23-Jul-2014

Affiliate marketing is the term given to marketing whereby a supplier puts adverts for its products or services on a third party’s website. 

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ACA subsidies in federal exchange threatened download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In Halbig v Burwell, the US court invalidated an IRS regulation that provides premium tax credit subsidies for individuals obtaining health insurance coverage through the federal exchange.

Shipping E-Brief — summer 2014: key legal decisions and developments in shipping weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

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    Patent by numbers

    A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies

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    Paper clipped

    New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents

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    Faulty powers

    Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say

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    Profession blows hot and cold over plan for digital copyright exchange

    Proposals to introduce a digital copyright exchange may be wishful thinking and could create a two-tier ­system of IP protection, according to sector experts.

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    Unified vision

    The fate of the recent Johnson & Johnson contact lens action shows why the pace of movement towards a centralised EU patent system is quickening, says Douglas Campbell

  • E-war and peace

    Digital books are finally making their mark, and a happy ending to the long IP tussle between authors and traditional publishers may just be in sight

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    Wire guard

    Illegal downloading of copyrighted material is now being tackled by the Government with a new bill. Hamish Porter takes a look at what it contains

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    Latent patent

    A viable Europe-wide patent system has caused legislators not a little consternation over the years. Benoît Strowel examines the history behind the concept