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Muscat Mizzi Advocates | European Union | 27 Mar 2019

Salient Features of the New Copyright Directive - Part 1

The EU’s current legislative framework governing copyright and related rights dates all the way back to 2001 - to a pre-historic


Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC | Mexico | 1 Jul 2017

Mexico: Constitution provides solid basis for image rights regime

Publicity and image rights in Mexico are considered to be personality rights and thus are constitutionally protected. Publicity (ie, the right to make


Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 24 Apr 2017

Veteran Loser Perfect 10’s Latest Ninth Circuit Defeat

In the 1940s, Jehovah's Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to


Greenberg Traurig LLP | Netherlands, European Union | 19 Sep 2016

ECJ: Links to Copyright Protected Works Published Without Consent May Constitute an Infringement if Posted for Profit

On Sept. 8, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that posting a hyperlink to works protected by copyright and published without the author's


Morrison & Foerster LLP | European Union | 6 Jul 2016

Europe’s Right to Be Forgotten Spreads to Asia

In May 2014, in a decision attracting worldwide attention, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a European individual’s privacy rights


Reed Smith LLP | European Union | 5 Jul 2016

Trade Secrets Directive Adopted by the European Council

Almost three years after its initial proposal, the Trade Secrets Directive has been formally adopted by the European Council and published in the


James & Wells | USA, New Zealand | 11 Feb 2014

"Dumb Starbucks" trade mark parody - ingenious, or, well dumb?

The recent opening of a small American coffee shop in Los Feliz, Los Angeles has received overwhelming international media attention. Branding itself


Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys & Attorneys at Law | Taiwan | 26 Sep 2013

The amendment to Copyright Act for blocking infringing websites calls an emergency stop

To efficiently crack down piracy and deter Intellectual Property Right (IPR) infringement, the TIPO announced in May 2013 that they planned to revise


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2012

7th Circuit affirms early dismissal based on fair use in South Park parody case

A “South Park” parody of a popular viral video was such an obvious fair use that a judge was correct to promptly dismiss a copyright infringement claim against the show without putting its creators through burdensome discovery, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.


Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2011

First Amendment right to anonymous speech trumps right to discover identity of blogger alleged to have infringed copyrighted works of Art of Living Foundation

“Skywalker’s First Amendment right to anonymous speech outweighs the need for discovery at this time.”

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