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The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that business owners who offer free Wi-Fi are not responsible for copyright infringement carried out by customers using their service.
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The CJEU has held that a system in Spain whereby the equitable remuneration payable in respect of private copying paid to rights holders out of the General State Budget is not compatible with EU copyright law.
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In a recent opinion of Advocate General Wathelet, hyperlinking to unauthorised content on the internet may not amount to copyright infringement.
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In recent weeks, Advocate General Wathelet ("AG") – an independent advisor to the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") – delivered his Opinion in GS Media v Sanoma.
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The European Commission has been working on a proposal for a directive to protect trade secrets across the EU since 2013.
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Dunnes ran an advertising campaign in the summer of 2013 which claimed that their prices were cheaper than Aldi's prices for 262 separate products.
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The trend of IP enforcement continues with almost all sectors experiencing some activity. Combined with this, we explore some other interesting developments.
Arthur Cox
Under Irish law, copyright protection for artistic works lasts for 70 years after the death of the author.
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The initial acquirer of a copy of software, in some circumstances, may resell that copy and his licence to a new acquirer.
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Whether or not the public lending of e-books is treated, in EU copyright law, in the same manner as the public lending of traditional books has been a relatively contentious topic among EU Member States.
Arthur Cox
A judgment of Ms Justice Baker delivered on 29 July 2016 will be of interest to purchasers of loan portfolios, insolvency practitioners and conveyancers alike.
Matheson
The UDRP is to be reviewed in the overall context of a broader review of all rights protection mechanisms.
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Currently, it is possible for an IP rights holder to obtain an injunction against an online intermediary whose services are used to sell counterfeit products.
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The Irish Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a court ordered or "common law" graduated response, or three strikes, system.
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In May 2016, a six-year legal tussle between Google and Oracle entered its final phase when the US District Court for Northern California ruled that Google's use of 37 Oracle Java APIs...
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Copyright collecting societies who collect private copying levies can bring non-payment proceedings in their own Member State, rather than suing in the jurisdiction where the person in default of payment is domiciled.
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Part 1 of our Engaging Interns blog highlighted the absence of law clarifying the status of interns in Ireland.
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The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled on whether licensees of a Community Trade Mark need to have registered the licence in the Register of Community trade marks in order to bring an action for infringement of the licenced trade mark.
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While it may not be the first thing that grabs your attention when starting up a new company or business, every start-up should consider intellectual property ("IP") protection at an early stage.
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Retailers, who in the course of business offer free unprotected Wi-Fi, should not be held responsible if their customers use the service to infringe copyright.
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Dunnes ran an advertising campaign in the summer of 2013 which claimed that their prices were cheaper than Aldi's prices for 262 separate products.
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This dispute arose from an application filed on April 3 2009 by Ibercosmetica SA de CV for registration of the word mark SŌ: UNIC as a Community trademark (CTM) for goods in Class 3 of the Nice Classification.
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The widely anticipated amending Trade Mark Regulation ("Amending Regulation"), which overhauls the existing Community Trade Mark regime, will take effect from 23 March 2016 (with a few exceptions).
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled on whether licensees of a Community Trade Mark need to have registered the licence in the Register of Community trade marks in order to bring an action for infringement of the licenced trade mark.
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Copyright is an intellectual property right and gives the owner the right to prevent others from copying the work, making copies available to the public, publicly performing the work or making adaptations of it.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Retailers, who in the course of business offer free unprotected Wi-Fi, should not be held responsible if their customers use the service to infringe copyright.
Matheson
The General Court of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that a person can sue for copyright infringement in the courts of their own Member State if the allegedly infringing material is accessible online in that Member State.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The trend of IP enforcement continues with almost all sectors experiencing some activity. Combined with this, we explore some other interesting developments.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2016, a six-year legal tussle between Google and Oracle entered its final phase when the US District Court for Northern California ruled that Google's use of 37 Oracle Java APIs...
Arthur Cox
Under Irish law, copyright protection for artistic works lasts for 70 years after the death of the author.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In a recent opinion of Advocate General Wathelet, hyperlinking to unauthorised content on the internet may not amount to copyright infringement.
Mason Hayes & Curran
On 27 July 2015, the Irish Commercial Court refused to grant an interlocutory injunction in favour of The Irish Times restraining the UK based newspaper The Times from launching a new digital Irish edition.
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