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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | USA | 11 Jan 2011

Harry Potter and the alleged copyright infringement

In the most recent chapter of the Harry Potter saga, Scholastic Corp, the US publisher of Harry's exploits, has succeeded in having a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against them in the US District Court dismissed.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Nov 2010

A Grimme outcome for evolution

The Court of Appeal recently gave a judgement in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & co KG v Derek Scott (ta Scotts Potato Machinery) 2010 EWCA Civ 110, a case which centred on a potato harvesting machine, which provides much awaited guidance on the interpretation of contributory infringement under s60(2) of the Patents Act 1977.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Nov 2010

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement returns to the fore

The first officially released draft of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was recently made available following the recent Tokyo round of negotiations.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2010

Damages due for dead star’s performance

The Times Newspaper may have to pay damages of up to £150,000 after a ruling by the High Court that it infringed the copyright in recordings of, and the performers' rights in relation to performances at a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 5 May 2010

UEFA broadcasting case kicked to the ECJ

A second case relating to football bodies protecting their exclusive rights to broadcast football games to subscribers in individual EU countries against the use of foreign satellite decoder cards, has been referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the High Court.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Apr 2010

Digital Economy Act 2010 tries to tackle tangled infringement web

The Digital Economy Act 2010 (the Act), enacted April 8 2010, imbues the Secretary of State and (by extension) the Office of Communications (Ofcom) with new powers to regulate and intervene in several areas regarding digital media.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2010

Pixar in the spotlight following allegations of trade mark infringement

Luxo AS (Luxo), the Norwegian lighting company which makes the desktop lamp that inspired the Pixar logo, has filed a complaint suing Pixar and the Walt Disney Company for trade mark infringement.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Jan 2010

Chip off the old block: electronic technical measures and copyright

The European Copyright Directive, imported into UK law by Sections 296ZA-ZF of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), creates a number of offences in relation to circumventing technological measures designed to prevent infringement of copyright.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Oct 2009

And finally..u r injuncted

The High Court has taken the novel step of allowing service of an injunction via social networking site Twitter.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Sep 2009

Premier League tackles YouTube away from home

The clash between old and new forms of media is increasingly coming to the forefront of intellectual property law, with the Internet blurring hitherto clear distinctions in both legislation and precedent.