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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 30 Sep 2010

Right of publicity v. copyright

Reversing a district court’s ruling on a motion for judgment as a matter of law on preemption and standing, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that an adult film star had standing to assert copyright claims but his right of publicity claim was preempted by federal copyright law.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2010

Bloggers beware

The internet lets your brand reach more people than ever before: that's the good news.

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Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 25 Aug 2010

Jules Jordan Video, Inc. v. 144942 Canada Inc

Ninth Circuit holds that adult filmmaker’s right of publicity claim under California state law is preempted by the federal Copyright Act and that the district court erred in entering judgment as a matter of law that plaintiff employee lacked standing to sue for infringement under the “work for hire” doctrine where plaintiff employer and plaintiff employee were one and the same.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Aug 2010

Nintendo v Playables - copyright infringement by security circumvention devices

The High Court has given summary judgment in a case concerning copyright infringement by the sale of devices for playing pirated copies of computer games.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 25 May 2010

Technology M&A

Welcome to the first e-bulletin in this new three-part series.

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 28 Jan 2010

Personal liability of directors for company acts of IP infringement

In Boegli Gravures SA v (1) Darsail (2) Andrei Pyzhov, the High Court summarised when a director will be personally liable for an intellectual property infringement committed by the company.

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | European Union | 14 Dec 2009

An update on parent liability for antitrust violations of subsidiaries

In the judgment of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") on 10 September 2009 in the Akzo Nobel case, the Community judicature has clarified the presumption of joint and several liability of parent companies for cartel infringements committed by their wholly-owned subsidiaries.

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | European Union | 14 Dec 2009

An update on parent liability for antitrust violations of subsidiaries

In the judgment of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") on 10 September 2009 in the Akzo Nobel case, the Community judicature has clarified the presumption of joint and several liability of parent companies for cartel infringements committed by their wholly-owned subsidiaries.

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McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | 30 Nov 2009

Threat to infringe

In Boegli-Gravures SA v Darsail-ASP Ltd EWHC 2690 Pat, 29 October 2009, the High Court of England and Wales held that a test purchase of an essential element of a patented invention carried out by a private investigator on behalf of the patentee is not itself an infringement, but is evidence of a threat to infringe.

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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Nov 2008

Consultants beware

A recent English case illustrates that claims for infringement of copyright can be broad.

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