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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On June 7, 2019, the highly controversial EU Copyright Directive ("Directive") came into force, requiring EU Member States to transpose its provisions into national law by June 7, 2021.
GTG Advocates
In the CJEU case of VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (C-392/19), the CJEU was asked to rule on the question of whether EU Member States, by means of the Copyright Directive (2001/29), ...
Ganado Advocates
Article 59(1)(b) of the European Trademark Regulations provides that a trademark may be invalidated on grounds of bad faith i.e. where the trademark applicant would have applied for a TM in bad faith.
J A Kemp LLP
From 12 September 2020 the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO) will participate in the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Digital Access Service (DAS) as an office of...
Greece
A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm
The main legislative instrument on copyright and related rights in Greece is Law 2121/1993 "on Copyright, Related Rights and Cultural Matters" ...
Ireland
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The announcement by the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, last week that errors in the code used to build software to calculate Leaving Certificate grades has caused a miscalculation
BHSM
The Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 ("the Act") came into full operation on 2 December 2019.
Luxembourg
Dennemeyer Group
Early on in a business's life cycle, you may not have concerns more urgent than keeping operations on track and maintaining a reasonably steady cash flow.
Dennemeyer Group
Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) are generally known as "negative rights" because the owner enforces them by stopping third parties from exploiting the rights' subjects.
Malta
GTG Advocates
In recent years the Infosoc Directive saw major changes with the introduction of a new liability regime relating to illegal works uploaded by users.
WH Partners
The Maltese legal system is mixed. For many centuries it was based on Roman law as codified by the Emperor Justinian, with the civilian influence being further strengthened during the rule of the Order of St John, ...
Turkey
Gun + Partners
Raporumuzda, Türkiye'de telif hakları hukukunda sıklıkla karşımıza çıkan tartışmalı yedi konuyu ana hatlarıyla ele alıyoruz.
CETINKAYA
Review of Constitutional Court's decision on labelling obligations.
Kilinc Law & Consulting
Copyrights are, above all, legally granted rights on products that the individual produces with all kinds of intellectual labour.
UK
Marks & Clerk
Guardian News & Media Limited (GNM), the owner and publisher of The Guardian newspaper, recently took legal action to stop the use of GNM's contributor photographs...
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
The internet is held together by links and frames. They let users jump from page to page without having to run new searches, and allow images and videos from one website to be viewed via another.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Most of those in the patent attorney profession find the career richly rewarding due to the wide variety of complex legal and technical issues involved in commercialising an invention.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
As an IP lawyer fascinated by the interaction between sports, esports and gaming, it is no surprise that the story of Burger King's Stevenage FC campaign caught my eye.
Bortstein Legal Group
To determine whether a website may be scraped, a web scraper must understand when their actions lead to increased legal risk.
Marks & Clerk
Banksy's EU Trade Mark Registration (EUTM) for the "Flower Thrower" has been invalidated by the EUIPO on the ground that it was filed in bad faith.
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