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The government has published the hotly anticipated new exceptions to copyright, which cover personal copies for private use, parody, quotation and research.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on fair dealing with quotations.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on caricature, parody and pastiche.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on personal copies for private use.
The UK government has announced the finalised wording of its proposed reform of UK copyright exceptions. This briefing focuses on contract overrides.
Mr Justice Arnold has handed down his decision in the case of Starsight Telecast and United Video Properties v Virgin Media, Virgin Media Payments and TiVo.
Geoffrey Hobbs QC has dismissed an appeal against a hearing officer’s decision who declared the CHIQUO mark to be invalid for certain goods.
The applicant, Mega Brands International, filed Community trademark applications for the figurative mark and the word mark MAGNEXT.
The EU General Court (GC) has upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision refusing protection of the applicant’s mark.
The owner of the earlier mark Shorinji Kempo Unity has failed in its opposition to the UK trademark application for the mark BRITISH SHORINJI KEMPO FEDERATION.
Berlin Zoo had been comparatively late with the registration of its KNUT marks.
Facebook has had mixed fortunes in its opposition to a CTM that it perceived to be similar to its own name.
An appeal by Beauté Prestige has been dismissed against a hearing officer’s decision refusing protection for the above three-dimensional mark for toiletries.
The English Court of Appeal has confirmed that, under the law of passing off, a yoghurt brand can only call its product ‘Greek yoghurt’ if it is actually made in Greece.
The court has upheld trademark rights in the BETTY BOOP name and character based on a variety of UK and EU CTM registrations for both words and devices.
Without being able to offer suitable security, a business may find it difficult to borrow, or at least the terms of secured borrowing will be more favourable than those of unsecured borrowing.
The Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has now published the 16th draft of the Rules of Procedure intended for the UPC.
Copyright has been a favourite punch bag of politicians, users and platforms ever since the internet first became mainstream, widely blamed for not being adapted to the new environment.
Geographical licensing is the practice where the owner of the rights to a product grants to a licensee the right to develop the product in a specific country or territory only.
A business must either own or have a licence to what it uses; otherwise it could infringe someone else’s intellectual property rights.