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India: “Building Trademarks” and the Right to Click Pictures
  • SS Rana & Co
  • European Union, India
  • September 8 2017

The very definition of a trademark under Indian law stresses the need to be "graphically represented", i.e. in a two-dimensional form. Section

Bittorents join unlawful streaming and unlawful downloads as infringements of copyright
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • September 5 2017

Following on from its recent decision in Filmspeler (see the firm's previous e-bulletin here), the CJEU has handed down its judgment in Stichting

DSM Copyright Directive: leaked Council draft
  • Osborne Clarke
  • European Union
  • September 1 2017

A compromise proposal for the draft DSM Copyright Directive has been leaked from the Council of the EU. The draft suggests that the fate of the

Digital Single Market: Draft Copyright Directive - What is the current state of the European ancillary copyright for publishers?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • August 22 2017

The ever-lasting discussion regarding the implementation of a European ancillary copyright for press publishers has now entered the next round. In

Everything that glitters is not gold - pirate copied products with a value of half a trillion dollars
  • Valea AB
  • European Union
  • August 16 2017

Just back from your vacation? Sun, sea, relaxation and a little retail therapy? Did you fall for that cute bag by a famous brand, or those normally

EU institutions vote for more books for blind and visually impaired people
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • August 15 2017

Four years after signing the Marrakesh Treaty (introduced by the WIPO) to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually

Filmspeler Decision: CJEU rules that pre-loading a set-top box with links to a pirate site is a communication to the public
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • August 10 2017

The CJEU handed down its judgment in the eagerly awaited Filmspeler case. The CJEU has followed the opinion of the Advocate General and decided that

Digitaler Binnenmarkt: Wo stehen wir beim Leistungsschutzrecht der Presseverleger?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • August 9 2017

Das Ringen um ein europäisches Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger geht in die nächste Runde. Nachdem die Kommission in ihrem Vorschlag für eine

Think before you link: website linking and copyright infringement
  • Pitmans Law
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

One of the many marvels of the internet is the ability to surf infinitely between websites to seek information needed. One way that website owners

CJEU rules the sale of multimedia players with piracy add-ons illegal
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • European Union
  • August 2 2017

Copyright owners' rights have further been strengthened in the CJEU's latest "communication to the public" ruling (C-52715 Filmspeler). The court has