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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.
The UK court has given judgement in an action brought by Jack Wills against House of Fraser.
Soft-toy manufacturer Margarete Steiff’s Community trademark applications for its ‘button in the ear’ have been found to be devoid of distinctive character and not registrable.
Investrónica filed an opposition to Olympus Imaging’s trademark application for the mark MICRO based on the prior Spanish registration for overlapping goods.
The GC confirmed the Board of Appeal’s decision and found that there was a likelihood of confusion between BIMBO DOUGHNUTS and DOGHNUTS.
In the case of Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd and Others v Asda Stores Ltd, the CJEU ruled on the relevance of colour to a mark.
The applicant filed a Community trademark application for a mark covering services including travel services and holiday camps.
In December 2013, Getty Images’ third appeal against OHIM’s decision not to register its PHOTOS.COM trademark was rejected.
In a rare win for the little man, Comic Enterprises Ltd has been successful in its claim Twentieth Century Fox’s use of the word ‘glee’ amounted to trademark infringement.
A life sciences company raises funds either by issuing shares or by borrowing money from individuals, venture capital bodies or lending institutions.
Two new references have been made to the CJEU asking for preliminary rulings on issues under Regulation (EC) No 469/2009.
It is common in investments for life sciences companies for a term sheet to be put in place between the investors and the founders that sets out the key terms of the investment.
This case relates to an application for payment of damages, further to a cross-undertaking on a preliminary injunction.
One innovative deal structure is geographical licensing. While apparently simple on the face of it, the devil is in the detail.
Linking to freely available content is not copyright infringement — the CJEU’s decision in Svensson v Retriever Sverige
Internet users can use hyperlinks to redirect users to copyright works on other websites without infringing copyright as long as the copyright works are ‘freely available’ on the other site.
The public interest in the financial dealings of Europe’s football clubs is steadily increasing as UEFA continues to monitor spending to track compliance with its FFP rules.
The latter half of 2013 proved to be an interesting period for the pharmaceutical sector from a competition law perspective.