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Bardehle Pagenberg
Improvements in the user interface of electronic devices are oftentimes right on the borderline of what is technical.
Germany
Bardehle Pagenberg
On May 14, 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) decided that excluding "essentially biological processes for the production of plants...
Bardehle Pagenberg
Am 14. Mai 2020 entschied die Große Beschwerdekammer des Europäischen Patentamtes, dass der Ausschluss von „im Wesentlichen biologische[n] Verfahren zur Züchtung von ...
Italy
Withers LLP
On 23 July was constituted the "Trust for Contemporary Art", a trust aimed at promoting contemporary art in Bologna in order to drive the city towards the most important contemporary art capitals in Europe.
UK
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Much to the delight of the music industry, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) announced on 15 October 2020 that an inquiry is to be launched into the economics of the music streaming industry.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
After six years, and the first legal battle over the ownership of street art, Banksy's Art Buff reappeared in Folkestone, England. The mural depicts a woman gazing at an empty plinth.
Marks & Clerk
Music has a unique ability to inspire and motivate, so it is unsurprising that politicians regularly seek to increase their cultural capital by using popular music during their election campaigns.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Last week British Airways sold 17 major artworks from its collection of over 1,500 pieces at two separate Sotheby's sales.
Marks & Clerk
The High Court has ruled that a major copyright infringement claim brought by the Performing Right Society for Music (PRS) against Qatar Airways should be heard in the English courts.
Withers LLP
"You always have to be different, don't you?". I heard this several times from family members during my teenage years, and I took a great deal of pride in being alternative
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
World Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st.
Withers LLP
Following the announcement of the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, on 18 May the general reopening finally started. If this news could help with dealing with these hard times, allowing us to...
Withers LLP
On 24 March, a few days after lockdown officially began in the UK, Arts Council England (ACE), the body that supports artists, curators, museums, libraries, theatres, and other cultural practitioners...
Withers LLP
Is sales tax legislation becoming the ‘bane of the art market'? Christie's recent $16.7m settlement to avoid prosecution in the US for sales tax evasion demonstrates once again that it's an....
Marks & Clerk
Earlier this month Universal Music Group and The Lego Group announced an exciting global partnership that will see Lego launch a new range of music based products.
Withers LLP
Cost cutting has been a major topic of discussion in the art industry this month. I have participated in several interesting discussions regarding resource sharing and am optimistic that there will be more offerings for art business in the near future.
Marks & Clerk
IP law, particularly copyright, has always been very important within the entertainment world, most notably for books, films and music.
Withers LLP
One of the many unprecedented ways in which Covid-19 has impacted on every aspect of public life includes the closure of museums, art galleries, cultural institutions and heritage properties.
Marks & Clerk
Online media piracy spiked in March, according to a report issued by digital piracy tracking and analysis firm, Muso.
Withers LLP
Over the past several weeks, we have been asked to review a number of contracts and opine on their enforceability given the changing circumstances. In light of these conversations,...
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