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TMT Legal Update: Richard O'Dwyer's extradition: an update
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 7 2013

Richard O'Dwyer, the student accused of copyright infringement, has signed an agreement with prosecutors in a New York court. Following the Home


Intellectual Property & Technology Update Winter 2012
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 8 2012

Welcome to the Winter 2012 issue of "Intellectual Property & Technology Update," a quarterly publication prepared by the members of Squire Sanders' intellectual property and technology law practice


Intermediary liability global
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, India
  • January 25 2012

They have also been a number of overseas developments that are of interest from an Australian perspective given the ongoing debate surrounding the issue


Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets English floodgates open to cross-border IP litigation...?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 25 2011

The UK's highest court of appeal, the Supreme Court, decided that Lucasfilm's UK copyright was not infringed by the manufacture and sale of replica Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets in the UK


What is a "sculpture" for copyright purposes? Can an action be brought for the infringement of a foreign copyright?
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 21 2011

In an article published in March 2010, we commented on a decision of the English Court of Appeal which considered the meaning of the term "sculpture" in a copyright context as well as a conflict of law issue


The Star Wars action figures battle is now over
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 29 2011

Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth, 2011 UKSC 39, is about intellectual property rights in the Star Wars action figures which Ainsworth helped to design for Lucasfilm, many decades ago


UK Supreme Court holds that U.S. copyright claims are justiciable in English courts
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 30 2011

The UK Supreme Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not sculptures due to their utilitarian nature and consequently do not constitute artistic works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA


Lucasfilm wins right to sue in UK for infringement of U.S. copyright
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 10 2011

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rules on protection of Stormtrooper headgear and justiciability of U.S. copyright in English courts


WPL order dismissing for forum non conveniens
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 5 2011

In July, 2010 the High Court of Justice in the UK issued an important software copyright decision in dispute filed by SAS Institute Inc


Media: Richard O’Dwyer extradition
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • February 1 2012

A judge has ruled that Richard O’Dwyer, 23, can be extradited to the US on grounds of copyright infringement, where he faces up to 10 years in a federal prison