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European court ruling on copyright royalties
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Sweden
  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has issued an important judgment in December 2008 on excessive and discriminatory pricing issues in respect of copyright royalties by a copyright collection society STIM, on a reference from the Swedish courts under Article 234 EC on a claim by the commercial broadcasters Kanal 5 Limited and TV4 AB

Technology newsletter - Industry News
  • Rouse
  • China, USA
  • July 15 2014

Latest news from the US is that Lindsay Lohan is suing games developer Rockstar Games in New York over using her likeness for a character called

Conditional access - “illicit device” and Euro defences
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2008

Karen Murphy, you will recall, is the pub landlady from Southsea, England who liked to entertain customers with live Premier League matches courtesy of the Greek satellite system, Nova

Podcast: patent and trademark protection for technology in the sports and fitness industries
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

In the sports and fitness industries, technology is not only advancing games and activities, but the equipment itself is a technological innovation

Fashion industry puts on its game face
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

As fashion houses are presented with the ever-challenging goal of achieving and maintaining brand recognition, many are now attempting to engage consumers in both the real and virtual worlds

Circumventing conditional access, “illicit device” and copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2008

On 24 June 2008, in The Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2008 EWHC 1411, the FA Premier League (FAPL) suffered another potential setback in its campaign against pub landlords using foreign decoder cards in the United Kingdom to access foreign transmissions of live Premier League football matches, and the decoder suppliers

2012 Olympic Games are you planning to use it to promote your business?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

With one year to go until the 2012 Games many businesses are already looking forward to benefiting from the expected economy boost, particularly around London, but beware there may be problems ahead

Taiwan decriminalises specific types of secondary use of works
  • Formosa Transnational
  • Taiwan
  • March 24 2010

On 10th February 2010 Article 37 of the Copyright Act was amended and promulgated by Presidential Order Hua-Zong-(1)-Yi-Zih 09900029991 in order to decriminalise certain specific types of secondary use, with the intention of improving the stability of the licensing market

Supreme Court to revisit rules concerning international exhaustion of copyright
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Signaling that it intends to wade into waters last visited in Quality King Distributors, Inc. v. L’Anza Research Int’l, Inc., 523 U.S. 135 (1998), the Supreme Court this week agreed to review Omega v. Costco Wholesale Corp

Hey Papi! Big Pimpin' thinks you ain’t no playa when it comes to his 4040 mark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2010

As many of you baseball fans surely know, "4040" is a term reserved for ballplayers who have hit 40 home runs and stolen 40 bases in a single season