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  • Petrella may help photographer’s Air Jordan copyright claim

    A photographer is suing Nike in an Oregon federal court, claiming that the logo of basketball player Michael Jordan on the iconic Air Jordan sneakers infringes the copyright on a photo he took in 1984

  • A spotlight on parliamentary lobbying

    Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda, who this month published a report on copyright for the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, wants greater transparency about political lobbying. Is your company on her list?

  • CJEU clarifies copyright rules on exhaustion of distribution

    In an important copyright decision issued today, the Court of Justice of the EU has said that the rule of exhaustion of a distribution right does not apply if a party alters the work in such a way that it constitutes a new reproduction of it

  • Pirate Party copyright report set for MEP vote

    A series of recommendations to reform copyright law in the European Union has been published by Julia Reda, Pirate Party MEP and rapporteur for the Legal Affairs Committee, ahead of a vote by all MEPs later this year

  • WIPO launches Global Design Database

    WIPO has unveiled a Global Design Database, which initially includes records of 185,000 records of registered industrial designs

  • CJEU clarifies contractual limits on database use

    Businesses that put together databases of information can place contractual limits on how the information is used, as long as the database is not protected by copyright or sui generis rights, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled today

  • Baker Botts expands in London

    Mark Heaney has joined the London office of Baker Botts as a partner in the IP group

  • Interview: Sarah Deutsch, Verizon

    Sarah Deutsch, outgoing vice president and deputy general counsel at Verizon Communications, discusses the changing nature of IP protection, winning work from the company and her career highlights


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