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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2013

Simplified pirate website blocking orders

Yesterday, the High Court made a court order requiring BSkyB, British Telecom, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, Telefonica and Virgin Media to block


Gowling WLG | China | 9 Nov 2012

Taobao held jointly liable for trademark infringement

Taobao is a Chinese language website that provides a platform for businesses and individuals to sell products online in a similar way to Amazon.


Gowling WLG | European Union | 24 Oct 2012

CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance on whether website use of the content of a database protected by the sui generis database right amounts to 'extraction' or 're-utilisation' for the purpose of assessing infringement. It has also confirmed where that use is to be regarded as having taken place.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 28 Sep 2012

Changes to the UK designs legislation: financial remedies for innocent infringement

The amendment of UK design legislation is a hot topic within the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) at the moment with the wide ranging consultation on reforming the UK legal framework for designs launched in July this year.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 21 Mar 2012

Copyright catch-up

The High Court has ruled on a case of copyright infringement, brought by ITV Broadcasting and others (ITV) against TV Catchup Limited (TVC).


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 3 Sep 2010

Specsavers v Asda - UK court focuses on Asda's unfair advantage taking (but provides no clear view on how to establish trade mark infringement by dilution)

Specsavers has successfully established that Asda infringed its community trade mark for the word "SPECSAVERS" by Asda's use of the tagline "Be a real spec saver at Asda" during its 2009 campaign to promote its in-store opticians.


Gowling WLG | China | 27 Aug 2009

Pop star discs

Beijing customs agents on July 2 seized 2,099 discs they said were pirated and en route to the United States and United Kingdom.


Gowling WLG | China | 27 Aug 2009

Beijing: Microsoft lawsuit

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against a do-it-yourself PC vendor Beijing Strong Well Future Technology Development in Zhongguancun, accusing it of using pirated Microsoft software.

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