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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 5 May 2010

UEFA broadcasting case kicked to the ECJ

A second case relating to football bodies protecting their exclusive rights to broadcast football games to subscribers in individual EU countries against the use of foreign satellite decoder cards, has been referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the High Court.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Oct 2008

Stormy waters after mistrial in US file-sharing case but are UK pirates safe?

The US judge who presided over the nation's only successful copyright infringement case for file-sharing by an individual, has declared it a mistrial.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2008

Barbie versus Bratz - victory for Mattel in copyright catfight

On 27 August 2008, Mattel Inc., the creator of Barbie was awarded $100 million dollars (approximately £54.4 million) in a case for copyright infringement against MGA Entertainment Limited, maker of the popular Bratz Dolls.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Aug 2008

Court kicks design right infringement claims into the long grass

In June 2008 the High Court considered both unregistered and registered design rights in an infringement case raised by a lawnmower designer, Rolawn LimitedRolawn Turf Growers Limited v Turfnech Machinery Limited.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | European Union, Germany | 7 May 2008

Secondary copyright infringement a reassuring confirmation

Directive 200129EC (the Copyright Directive) provides for the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright.

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