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US Supreme Court Rules In Landmark Case On Patent Exhaustion
Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States issued one of the most important patent decisions in the US. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. the Supreme Court...
21 Aug 2017
European Patent Office Amends Rules For Plant And Animal Patents
The patentability of plant and animal varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years.
European Union
15 Aug 2017
CJEU Rules On Copyright Protection In The Online Environment
Recently the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an important ruling for copyright holders, providers of online platforms and intermediaries dealing with copyright protection...
European Union
24 Jul 2017
US Federal Trade Secrets Legislation Reaches One-Year Anniversary
Protection of trade secrets, which led to warmly received new EU and US legislation in mid-2016, remains a hot topic in 2017.
United States
18 May 2017
UPC Sunrise Period: Decide On Opting Out Your European Patents
For some time, it seemed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patents would remain a distant prospect.
20 Apr 2017
Software Licensees Should Review Software Licences To Address Risks Of Indirect Use
Recently a UK court ruled in favour of the software licensor SAP against Diageo in a case concerning Diageo's indirect use of SAP software.
23 Mar 2017
Commission And Council Positions Signal End Of Plant-Related Patents
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
European Union
23 Mar 2017
Trade Secrets Directive In Implementation Process And 2017 Launch Of Unified Patent Court Becomes Possibility
In 2017, the focus will continue to be on the impact of the new Trade Secrets Directive and the expected realisation of the Unified Patent Court.
European Union
8 Feb 2017
UK's Intention To Ratify UPCA Brings Existence Of A Single European Patent Court Closer
British participation in setting up the Unified Patent Court has been uncertain since the vote for Brexit in June 2016...
European Union
20 Dec 2016
ECJ: Hyperlinks To Unauthorised Content May Infringe Copyright
The European Court of Justice has clarified that the posting of a hyperlink to unauthorised content protected by copyright and hosted by a third party may result in copyright infringement.
European Union
15 Sep 2016
Netherlands Proposes Modified Innovation Box Tax Regime
The Dutch Ministry of Finance has launched a public consultation on the revision of the Dutch innovation box regime.
21 Jun 2016
European Trade Secrets Rules Soon To Become Reality
The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this.
European Union
28 Jan 2016
First German Ruling Since Huawei Judgment Against Infringer Of Standard-Essential Patents
For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms.
European Union
14 Jan 2016
Anonymous Sellers Of Illegal E-Books More Easily Unmasked
If an anonymous trader sells illegal e-books online, the internet service provider may be ordered to reveal the infringer's identity.
18 Nov 2015
Keeping It Secret: Start Preparing For Trade Secrets Directive
Trade secrets are an important asset for all businesses as they are at the core of their competiveness.
European Union
19 Oct 2015
Well-Known Community Trademark May Be Protected In Member State Where It Has No Reputation
On 3 September 2015, the ECJ handed down its decision in Iron&Smith v Unilever and ruled that a Community trademark which has acquired a reputation in a substantial part of the EU may, under certain circumstances, also benefit from the extended protection for such trademarks in a member state where the trademark does not have a reputation.
European Union
14 Sep 2015
New Copyright Contract Law Aims To Improve Position Of Authors And Performing Artists
A new Copyright Contract Act entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 July 2015. Its objective is to improve the contractual position of authors and performing artists.
14 Sep 2015
New Measures To Counter Abuse Of Intellectual Property In China
China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce has published new rules to reduce abuse of intellectual property rights.
12 Jun 2015
ECJ To Decide On Online Linking To Content Without Copyright Holder's Consent
The Dutch Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling in the GeenStijl/Sanoma case.
12 May 2015
The Licensee And The Bankrupt IP Licensor
Innovation and intellectual property rights ("IP") are sometimes referred to as the motor of modern economy.
15 Apr 2015
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