On 23 June 2016, the Guangdong Higher People's Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in the New Balance新百伦-case. In its judgment, the Court
China’s Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) has recently published its list of top 10 IP cases for 2015. One of 2015’s top 10 cases (the Blizzard
A new paradigm will shake up the IP landscape, as cognitive activities once performed by humans will now increasingly be performed by machines
The Seventh Circuit became the third federal appellate court in the United States to rule that courts must consider the public interest before issuing a preliminary injunction in a copyright infringement action.
In a test case brought by Twentieth Century Fox and five other major film and TV production studios, the English High Court has for the first time granted an order requiring an internet service provider (ISP) to implement blocking measures to prevent its users from accessing a website supplying infringing film and television program content.
Obtaining evidence which is in the possession of a possible infringer used to be a difficult task for an IP owner in the Netherlands, but the IP owner's position has significantly improved in recent years.
As part of Vietnam's continuing effort to fine tune its legal framework since the country acceded to TRIPs in 2007, on 1 April 2011, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 442011TT-BTC Providing Guidelines for Combating Counterfeit Goods and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Customs Field (Circular 44) which took effect on 1 May 2011.
Online Service Providers (OSPs) wishing to benefit from safe harbor provisions under the proposed Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 should comply with a voluntary code of practice, now available for stakeholders' comments.
The proposed amendment of the Hong Kong copyright laws introduce a new communication right for copyright owners, safe harbor provisions for online service providers, and additional factors to consider by the courts when awarding additional damages for copyright infringement.
The decision of the Court of Justice strengthens the protection of Community trademarks throughout the entire territory of the European Union.