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Hogan Lovells | China | 3 Aug 2016

A sigh of relief: Guangdong Higher People's Court reduces record trademark damages award in its New Balance appeal judgment.

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


Hogan Lovells | China | 19 Jul 2016

Setting the right example: China’s highest court selects its “top 10 significant IP cases of 2015”

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


Hogan Lovells | USA | 15 Jul 2016

Artificial intelligence drives new thinking on patent rights

A new paradigm will shake up the IP landscape, as cognitive activities once performed by humans will now increasingly be performed by machines


Hogan Lovells | USA | 25 Oct 2012

Seventh Circuit finds social bookmarking in good taste

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.


Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 25 Oct 2011

"Newz-binned" High Court grants (first) copyright infringement blocking order against UK's largest ISP

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.


Hogan Lovells | Netherlands | 25 Oct 2011

Court allows inspection of seized evidence of infringement at interim proceedings level

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.


Hogan Lovells | Vietnam | 25 Oct 2011

New rules for dealing with infringing and deceptive goods at customs

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.


Hogan Lovells | Hong Kong | 25 Oct 2011

Safe harbor for Online Service Providers

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.


Hogan Lovells | Hong Kong | 21 Jul 2011

Hong Kong takes steps to improve copyright protection in the Internet age: the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011

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.


Hogan Lovells | European Union | 21 Jul 2011

Geographical scope of judgments and coercive measures against infringements of Community trademarks

The decision of the Court of Justice strengthens the protection of Community trademarks throughout the entire territory of the European Union.

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