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Baker McKenzie | United Kingdom | 31 Aug 2016

High Court grants another order requiring ISPs to block websites infringing trade marks

In the recent case of Cartier and Another v British Telecommunications and Others 2016 EWHC 339 (Ch) ("Cartier II"), HHJ Hacon handed down


Marks & Clerk | United Kingdom | 20 Jul 2016

Blocking injunctions for ISPs whose services are being used by website operators to sell infringing goods

The UK's Court of Appeal recently confirmed that UK brand owners can take action against internet service providers (ISPs) whose services are being


Clayton Utz | Australia, United Kingdom | 14 Jul 2016

Trade mark owners hit back: Court orders ISPs to block sites selling counterfeit luxury goods

Rights-holders should explore site-blocking injunctions as a way to stifle the online trade in counterfeit goods. The explosion in online piracy


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Jul 2016

Online Enforcement of IP Rights by Injunctions Against ISPs: The English Court of Appeal Speaks

On Wednesday 6 July 2016 the English Court of Appeal (CoA) handed down its decision in Cartier International AG & Others -v- British Sky Broadcasting


Matheson | United Kingdom | 3 Nov 2011

Film studios win battle in online infringement

Six film studios, including Warner Brothers and Disney, took an action seeking an order requiring BT to block access to a particular site, www.newzbin.com, which allowed users to share data files, predominantly films and music.


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.


McDermott Will & Emery | USA, United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2011

UK Supreme Court holds that U.S. copyright claims are justiciable in English courts

The UK Supreme Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not sculptures due to their utilitarian nature and consequently do not constitute artistic works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA).


RPC | United Kingdom | 19 Sep 2011

BT ordered to block access to copyright-infringing website

Rights holders have previously made successful claims against infringing websites.


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 12 Sep 2011

A round-up of developments

The High Court has upheld an application by a consortium of movie studios forcing BT, as an Internet Service Provider, to block its customers from accessing an unlawful file sharing site on the basis that BT had actual knowledge of its customers using the service to infringe copyright.


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Aug 2011

Government endorses Hargreaves recommendations and pushes ahead with DEA

The DEA was passed into law in April 2010 and sets out a number of measures to prevent online copyright infringement.

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