Matheson | Ireland | 22 Dec 2010
A year in review - IP litigation in Ireland
This year has seen a number of Commercial Court cases in the intellectual property sphere, particularly in the area of copyright.
Bird & Bird LLP | Sweden | 27 Oct 2009
Sweden implements the IP Rights Enforcement Directive for copyright
A new Swedish regulation concerning copyright enforcement came into force on 1 April 2009.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Spain, European Union | 25 Feb 2008
Data privacy does not trump copyright protection says European Court of Justice
This European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision was in the context of unlawful music file sharing via the internet.
Bird & Bird LLP | Sweden | 22 Nov 2007
Proposed legislation rights holders may request and process IP addresses of those alleged to be engaged in illegal file sharing
Law enforcement agencies in Sweden and many other countries have been viewed as slow to act to investigate instances of illegal file sharing.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Apr 2007
Forum shopping - the High Court closes the door (slightly)
Enforcement of competition law by means of private actions (particularly private damages actions) is a hot topic.