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European Parliament Gives Final Approval To The Copyright Directive
The European Parliament has ended a two-year legislative process by adopting the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
9 Apr 2019
Protecting Business Interests Following Termination Of Employees
In today's world, one of a businesses' most valuable asset would be its know-how, client base and trade secrets, all of which are becoming increasingly more difficult to protect with the rate of employment turnover of 2018.
10 Dec 2018
Landmark CJEU Ruling On The Sale Of Multimedia Players Which Stream Pirated Content
At the end of April 2017, the European Court of Justice (‘CJEU') issued a landmark ruling concluding that the sale of a multimedia player...
8 Jun 2017
The Economic Cost Of Counterfeiting And Piracy In The European Union
Between the months of March of 2015 and September 2016, the EUIPO conducted an array of studies concerning losses incurred from the sale of counterfeit products on an EU wide basis...
15 Dec 2016
New EU Copyright Rules Aimed At Supporting Online Content Creators
During the State of the Union 2016, the European Commission proposed the introduction of new and up to date EU copyright rules. President Jean Claude Juncker outlined the main reason for the proposal:
European Union
16 Nov 2016
Loss Of Sales In The Fashion Industry Due To Counterfeit Products
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the European Patent Office (EPO), have recently published two reports regarding the impact of counterfeit fashion items...
European Union
19 Feb 2016
Modernising The Community Trademark System
Recently, the European Parliament brought into effect an amending regulation relating to Community Trademarks, which is also known as Regulation (EU) 2015/2424.
European Union
16 Feb 2016
Collector Conditionally Discharged After Copyright Infringement Accusations
The Court of Criminal Appeal has recently confirmed a sentence of the Court of First Instance handed to a woman who had been conditionally discharged over copyright infringement...
7 Feb 2016
Happy Birthday To You Song Copyright Case Settled Out Of Court
The copyright to the song ‘Happy Birthday to You' had been claimed by the company Warner/Chappell Music Inc in the 1980's.
5 Jan 2016
Counterfeit Toys Cost EU Games Manufacturers €1.4 Billion In Losses Yearly
On the 14th of December 2015, the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) published a report stating that in the EU games and toy sector, 12.3% of sales are lost due to counterfeiting.
European Union
23 Dec 2015
Google Offers Copyright Support To YouTube Users
Google has recently stated that it intends on offering legal support to certain content creators who upload videos on YouTube and are subsequently stuck with copyright claims.
9 Dec 2015
Introducing New Tools To The IP Portal Online Services
This positive approach towards the digitisation of services will prove to be rather beneficial since applications will now be easily accessible to all.
1 Dec 2015
Can Copyright Be Claimed By Athletes In Their Sporting Performances?
One may question whether athletes would be able to claim copyright on their performance. It is well known that artists are able to do so and in fact do claim copyright on their work, such as song writing.
24 Nov 2015
Apple Fined $234 Million For Infringing University Patent
Apple has been found guilty of infringing a patent which, is owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), for an invention that improves the efficiently and speed of processors.
United States
30 Oct 2015
Microsoft And Google Agree To End Patent Fight
Over the past few years Microsoft and Google have been in a tangled web of disputes over patent issues.
13 Oct 2015
The Patent War In Silicon Valley Continues
The federal circuit court in Washington DC ruled in favour of Apple and has significantly reduced Samsung's chances of escaping the hefty fine due to Apple for patent infringements.
7 Sep 2015
No Breaks For Kit-Kat
On the 11th of June, 2015, it was reported that the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised that Nestlé's application for the three dimensional 'Kit Kat' shape is not compliant with EU law.
European Union
1 Sep 2015
The Murky Waters Of Software Patents
Software patents have been the subject of much debate – not only in the US, but also in Europe. This has been a thorny issue for many years and the future of software patents still remains unknown.
European Union
27 Aug 2015
Introducing Trademark Renewals On-line Filing
The Trademark Renewals On-line Filing is a brand new e-service launched by the Intellectual Property Registrations Directorate in conjunction with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.
14 Aug 2015
Firms With Intellectual Property Rights Perform Better
In this day and age the economy has evolved in such a way that ideas, imagination and individuality now hold a higher premium than the traditional methods of production.
European Union
16 Jul 2015
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