Addleshaw Goddard

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IP Brief — 26 April 2013

Addleshaw Goddard has released its IP Brief dated 26 April 2013. Included in this issue:

  • Court of Appeal upholds finding that website operator is jointly liable for infringement of database of live football data
  • “Greek Yoghurt” must come from Greece
  • PCC finds infringement of the copyright in a woollen fabric design for upholstery and furnishing
  • Law Commission threatens new approach to groundless threats l Keep an eye on your subsidiaries…they could give away your IP
  • Evolution of the new EU unitary patent reaches next stage
  • Reform of Trade Mark Law — European Commission publishes proposals
  • Replacing component parts not always a patent infringement l Internet browsing does not infringe copyright
  • High Court continues to hold internet service providers liable for copyright breaches

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