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Advocate General provides further guidance on private copying levies

European Union - May 5 2016 We have previously reported on CJEU rulings regarding private copying levies (see here). This week AG Wahl provided his opinion on the legitimacy of…

Upcoming changes in copyright law - repeal of section 52

United Kingdom - April 27 2016 We have published extensively on the imminent repeal of section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the Government has now published…

10 years maximum sentence for online copyright offences

United Kingdom - April 27 2016 We recently reported on the recent consultation on increasing the maximum penalty for online copyright offences. The Government has now released its…

Common Communication published on graphic representations of designs

European Union - April 26 2016 A new European Trade Mark and Design Network publication sets out the first Common Practice for use when filing graphic representations of designs…

The Cuban Trade Mark Crisis

Cuba, USA - April 20 2016 In December 2014 President Obama eased diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. This raised concerns that this could result in US…

Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) is granted Royal Charter

United Kingdom - April 20 2016 Congratulations to the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) on the granting of its Royal Charter on 12 April 2016. Royal Charters are reserved for…

Hyperlinking to unlicensed Playboy photos is not copyright infringement says Advocate General

European Union - April 12 2016 We have previously reported here on this Dutch Supreme Court's reference (C-160/15) to Europe's highest court but in a nutshell, in this dispute…

Rare High Court ruling on account of profits in trade mark infringement case

United Kingdom - April 11 2016 Following the decision that the defendant, House of Fraser, had infringed the "Mr Wills" pheasant trade mark (Jack Wills Ltd v House of Fraser…

Mass abandonment of trade marks at Indian IP registry

India - April 7 2016 We have been made aware that, on 1 April 2016, the Indian Trade Mark Office abandoned a large number of pending trade mark applications and…

'Communication to the public' to be interpreted with same assessment criteria for different Directives

European Union - March 9 2016 Last week, Advocate General Yves Bot issued his Opinion in the Reha Training case on the scope and application of the term 'communication to the…