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UK: Intellectual Property Office publishes draft collective rights management regulations
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

On 14 October 2015, the Intellectual Property Office published the draft Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016 which is

Happy Birthday to you: the final verse?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 30 2015

We have charted the progress of the dispute concerning the copyright in the song "Happy Birthday to You" over the past few months (see here and here

Music rights management in the Digital Single Market
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2015

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a technical review consultation on how effectively the draft Collective Management of

Absolute victory: flagrant copyright breach results in substantial additional damages order
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2015

A recent decision of Judge Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has demonstrated the severity with which defendants may be treated

IP and the beauty industry: cosmetic concerns?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

The world of beauty has well and truly come of age. No longer are women (and increasingly, men), limited to the application of crushed carmine

The Beatles: issues with contract and copyright
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

The Beatles: The Lost Concert, a documentary about a Beatles' concert held in Washington DC in 1964, was at the centre of a copyright infringement

UK damages for copyright infringement: more than flagrancy?
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 7 2015

A recent decision in the UK Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) provides some helpful guidance on the application of the 'user

Copyright exceptions fifty shades of parody
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 6 2015

On 1 October 2014 the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014 came into effect in the United Kingdom, modifying

Four copyright disputes in the music industry
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • China, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 25 2015

We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception. The first case comes from China, where Beijing was

PPL, PRS and playing music in your business
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

This article briefly explains the following: Why you may need a licence to play music to staff andor the general public in your business PPL and PRS