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Staged approach to implementation of Copyright Modernization Act set to begin

Canada - November 6 2012 On October 25, 2012, the Canadian government began the process of bringing Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, into force.

Casey Chisick, Jessica Fingerhut, Steven Kennedy

Using Wayback Machine evidence

Canada - October 15 2012 A recent decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board (“the Opposition Board”) has confirmed the admissibility of evidence obtained by using the Wayback Machine.

Industrial designs in the war between Apple and Samsung electronics

United Kingdom - October 15 2012 A recent decision of the United Kingdom High Court between Apple Inc. (“Apple”) and Samsung Electronics (“Samsung”) illustrates the importance of obtaining industrial design registrations.

What brand owners need to do to cope with the new domain names after reveal day

Global - October 15 2012 On June 13, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) revealed that 1,930 new applications had been filed in the online TLD Application System (TAS).

Conspiracy to defraud by facilitating copyright infringement

United Kingdom - October 15 2012 A recent decision of a criminal court in the United Kingdom found an individual guilty of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced him to four years’ imprisonment as a result of copyright infringing activities.