Category Archive: IP

Deal or no-deal? UPC Implications following a no-deal Brexit

By Bonella Ramsay and Sam Mitchell 26 September 2018 THE UNITARY PATENT (UP) AND UNIFIED PATENT COURT (UPC) BACKGROUND This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright. A few months ago, the idea of a …

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Deal or no-deal? Implications for patents following a no-deal Brexit

By Bonella Ramsay and Sam Mitchell 26 September 2018 PATENTS   BACKGROUND This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright. A few months ago, the idea of a no-deal Brexit was only entertained as a …

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Deal or no-deal? Implications for Trademarks and Design rights following a no-deal Brexit

By Ruth Hoy, Leigh Martin, John Wilks and Sam Mitchell 26 September 2018 TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS BACKGROUND This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright. A few months ago, the idea of a no-deal Brexit …

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Deal or no-deal? How a no-deal Brexit could impact Exhaustion Rights.

By Ruth Hoy and Sam Mitchell 26 September 2018 BACKGROUND This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright. A few months ago, the idea of a no-deal Brexit was only entertained as a highly unlikely, …

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Deal or no-deal? Implications for Copyright laws in the event of a no-deal Brexit

By Ruth Hoy, John Wilks and Sam Mitchell 26 September 2018 BACKGROUND This week, the UK Government released multiple technical notes detailing the intellectual property implications of a no-deal Brexit for exhaustion of rights, patents, trademarks and designs, and copyright. A few months ago, the idea of a no-deal Brexit was only entertained as a …

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Domain names and WHOIS information in a post-GDPR world (gTLDs update)

By Claire Sng and John Wilks   With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability of WHOIS data (ie data recording – among other things – the persons who own domain names). See an earlier DLA Piper …

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Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act

Authored By: Frank Ryan and Matt Ganas (with contribution from Michael Varrige) The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right of publicity (“ROP”) claims aimed at Electronic Arts’ (“EA”) popular sports videogame franchise. The plaintiffs in Davis are retired NFL …

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Filmspeler – Sale of “fully-loaded” IPTV boxes and “unlawful use”

By Alastair Mackichan, John Cloke and John Wilks In another welcome decision for content owners and broadcasters, the CJEU has dealt a significant blow to the business models of those individuals looking to profit from the sale of pre-configured media players which provide end-users with hyperlinks to copyright-infringing Internet streams. Share this

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TV Catchup – CJEU gives little air time to retransmission defence

By Alastair Mackichan The Court of Justice of the European Union has put to bed any doubt as to whether section 73 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (“CDPA”) is compatible with the EU Copyright Directive. Section 73 provides a defence against copyright infringement for operators of cable platforms in relation to the retransmission …

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Germany takes steps to tackle fake news

Germany’s Justice Minister has put forward a new draft law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening online postings quickly or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53.15 million). This announcement comes as no surprise as there have been calls from various quarters for stricter regulation, and some commentators in Germany …

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