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Have you seen the latest series of Glee?

United Kingdom - June 10 2016 Back in February, we wrote about a decision of the Court of Appeal, overturning a 2014 decision to find that US Television giant Twentieth Century…

IPO provides guidance on filing registered designs following Trunki ruling

United Kingdom - June 7 2016 Last week the IPO released guidance on the use of representations when filing registered design applications following the Trunki decision. The…

Advocate General Solves The Rubik's Cube

European Union - June 2 2016 On 25 May 2016, Advocate General Szpunar gave his opinion on the validity of an EU trade mark registration for the shape of the Rubik's Cube. The…

Trade Secrets Directive formally adopted

European Union, USA - May 31 2016 The new Directive was approved by the European Parliament in April 2016 and was formally unanimously adopted by the Council last Friday 27 May 2016…

The Free Wi-Fi Issue in Germany - How the European Court of Justice is Challenging German Liability Rules

Germany - May 24 2016 It came as a big surprise when German media outlets recently leaked that the German government has apparently decided to abandon the so-called…

Stakeholder views are divided on whether there is a need to extend the "country of origin principle" to online transmissions

European Union - May 24 2016 We have previously reported that the EUCommission has been conducting a public consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive (93/83/EEC). This…

Tobacco packaging and the key to quitting: Pantone 448 C

European Union, United Kingdom - May 24 2016 On Thursday last week Mr Justice Green handed down his decision in Tobacco Packaging [2016] EWHC 116 affirming the prohibition of advertising upon…

IP reforms in Queen's Speech

United Kingdom - May 19 2016 Yesterday's Queen's Speech included some of the legislative IP reforms that we have previously been reporting on...

Government 4 year plan on IP Enforcement

United Kingdom - May 12 2016 The UK IPO has this week published a new document: IP Enforcement 2020: protecting creativity and supporting innovation, which highlights its updated…

Leaked Commission Communication - No change to intermediary liability regime

European Union - May 5 2016 Last week saw a leak of the EU Commission's Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market, which presents the Commission's…