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UK: Search engines agree to demote pirate sites in search result listings

By John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan The UK Intellectual Property Office (the “IPO”) announced last month that Google and Bing have agreed to enter into a voluntary code of practice with the UK creative industries (represented by the British Phonographic Industry, the Motion Picture Association and the Alliance for Intellectual Property) (the “Code”). The “Code …

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Filmspeler – Advocate General applies linking case law to Internet media players

By John Cloke, John Wilks and Alastair Mackichan Hot on the coattails of the CJEU’s ruling in GS Media (see here), the court’s Advocate General has come down hard on the seller of pre-configured media players which give access to pirated content over the Internet, in his advisory opinion in the Filmspeler case delivered last …

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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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UK: Passing Off – How Rihanna “found love” in the Court of Appeal

By Jonathan Salt and Sam Churney On 22 January 2014 the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision in a claim for passing off brought by global superstar Rihanna against Topshop. The dispute centered on a t-shirt which was sold by Topshop in its stores and through its website. The t-shirt  bore an iconic …

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EU: Ryanair scrapes a win (but not using IP!)

By John Wilks and Catherine Beloff The CJEU has ruled that database owners whose databases are not protected by copyright or the sui generis database right may rely on contractual terms and conditions to restrict access to and exploitation of their data.  As a result, it will be particularly important for owners of online databases …

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Media, Sport & Entertainment Webinar 2014: Fair Dealing

Wednesday 23 July  2014 3.00 – 4.00 pm BST We are delighted to invite you to the next session in our series of 1 hour webinars. This webinar will focus on Fair dealing. When is it “fair” to use copyright content belonging to another without permission? This webinar will feature a lively discussion of the latest position …

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New EU actions on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

On 1 July, the European Commission has adopted two communications on (i) an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU and (ii) a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. Intellectual Property is a key driver for growth, innovation and employment, also (and even …

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Ambush Marketing: Australia Advances Fair

By Dylan Kennett and Kirk Simmons On 15 May 2014, the Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014 (the ‘Bill‘) passed both houses of Parliament in Australia.  The Bill aims to prevent the unauthorised commercial use of certain marks and images associated with the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015, the International Cricket …

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IPO Guidance on Copyright Reforms

By Oliver Kichenside and Alasdair Muller The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014. The guidance relates to forthcoming changes which are designed to allow use of copyright works for a range of …

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