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The FBI ’Darkode’ arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. This briefing highlights risks to you in five key areas.
The German Federal Court has delivered a judgment on whether the playing of background music at a dentist’s was a ‘communication to the public’.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered a ruling in respect of the distribution right set out in Article 4(1) of the Copyright Directive.
Morally questionable trademarks download
National and regional trademark laws will invariably stipulate that a trademark cannot be registered if its registration would upset accepted standards of morality.
Where the relevant public has a basic knowledge of Arabic, this should be taken into account.
Have you registered a .sucks domain? download
Maybe you should, before a cunning rival adds it to your online name.
ISP ordered to take measures against its subscribers.
In less than 18 months’ time, the UK will hold a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave. If the decision is to leave, what could that mean for the UK tax system?
Food suppliers are still getting to grips with EU regulations on food labelling so a new ruling is unlikely to be welcome.
A round-up of the latest intellectual property issues, including parody and theatrical copyright, Instagram and copyright, an album copyright dispute, and Rihanna.
Chanel has successfully opposed the sign BOY CAPEL, based on its prior registration of BOY CHANEL, and other developments.
In a summary judgment decision, HHJ Hacon in the IPEC found that the registration by an employee of the defendant of domain names constituted passing off.
The claimant was the proprietor of the mark PUMA used in connection with sportswear. The defendant, a T-shirt design company, was the registered proprietor of the mark PUDEL (‘poodle’ in English), which was registered later.
In C More Entertainment v Sandberg the claimant was a Swedish pay-TV company that broadcasts ice hockey matches on its website, upon payment of a fee.
The sector inquiry will focus on those goods and services in which e-commerce is most widespread.
The regime for determining jurisdiction in cross-border contract disputes has been improved, but it is crucial that contracts contain an exclusive jurisdiction clause.
Looking at barriers to the development of effective cross-border e-commerce in the EU.
Contrasting decisions involving applications for registrations of the respective marks GREEN SMOKE and GREENWORLD are instructive in highlighting registry approaches to the concept of distinctiveness.
The French Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by magazine owners against a decision of the Paris Court of Appeal that it could not claim infringement of marks MATCH and PARIS MATCH by the dating website Match.com.
After the 2013 horsemeat scandal, the ‘nuts for cumin’ affair puts traceability and record-keeping back in the spotlight.