IP Law | Intellectual Property | Unlicensed music
Post on 17 Jan 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has recently considered a claim for additional damages by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), against the owner of a bar in London for its use of unlicensed music. The IPEC also dealt with the costs consequences of PPL's unaccepted settlement...
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Linking is infringing | Copyright law | Intellectual Property
Post on 28 Nov 2016
The Court of Justice's (the CJEU) recent ruling in GS Media BV v. Sanoma Media a.o. case (C-160-15) clarifies that posting a hyperlink to copyrighted material which is freely available on another website is an infringement of copyright. This decision departs from the opinion of the Advocate General...
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Post on 26 Oct 2016
Earlier this year, the High Court was asked to consider an application to transfer High Court proceedings under the Shorter Trials Scheme ('STS') to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ('IPEC'). In line with the Civil Procedure Rules, the Court considered the following complexity of the case...
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Specsavers success at IPO | Intellectual Property
Post on 14 Sep 2016
High Street opticians, Specsavers have successfully applied to trademark the abbreviated word 'should've' and single word 'shouldve'.  These relate to Specsavers' iconic phrase 'should've gone to Specsavers'. The Intellectual Property Office's ('IPO') decision to grant the application is...
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Protected UK food names post-Brexit
Post on 9 Sep 2016
This article was first published by LexisNexis in September 2016 and is reproduced by kind permission. IP & IT analysis: David Thompson, partner and Freya Lemon, solicitor at Michelmores, explain the EU protected food name scheme and how this could potentially be affected by Brexit. How...
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European Trademark Application | Trademark lawyers
Post on 18 Jul 2016
Following numerous recent cases, the EU General Court (the Court) has dismissed an application for a 3D European trade mark (EUTM) for a stylised toothbrush and uphold the EUIPO decision. Despite the applicant's claim that the EUTM was distinct from other toothbrushes on the market due to its...
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Brexit | Intellectual Property Law
Post on 1 Jul 2016
Whichever side you are on, last week's Brexit referendum result has placed the UK in a period of political and financial uncertainty in the short to medium term. The decision also has potentially far reaching implications for intellectual property law. Why is the EU relevant to Intellectual...
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Standardised cigarette packaging | Intellectual Property
Post on 29 Jun 2016
Four of the world’s largest tobacco companies have been unsuccessful in their attempt to prevent the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging in the EU, in accordance with the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) (‘the Directive’).  The claimant tobacco companies argued that the EU...
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UK Intellectual Property Office | Trunki | IP Law
Post on 8 Jun 2016
Following the decision of the Supreme Court back in March 2016 in PMS International Group plc v Magmatic Limited,('the Decision') in which it was held that the 'Kiddee Case' did not infringe the design rights of the 'Trunki' case, the UK Intellectual Property Office ('UKIPO') has now published...
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Intellectual Property | Linking is not infringing | IP Law
Post on 6 Jun 2016
A recent opinion of the Advocate General (AG) in GS Media BV v Sanoma Media Netherlands BV and others C-160/15 has indicated that a hyperlink to content freely available on an unrestricted third party website is not copyright infringement within Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC...
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