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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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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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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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