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  • US Supreme Court takes on “full costs” copyright case

    September 27, 2018

    The question in Rimini Street v Oracle is whether the Copyright Act's allowance of "full costs" to a prevailing party is limited to taxable costs or also authorises non-taxable costs

  • German court refers second platform liability case to CJEU

    September 27, 2018

    One week after sending its YouTube case for a preliminary ruling, the German Federal Court of Justice has referred another matter to the CJEU to determine whether a second content-hosting platform is directly liable for copyright infringement

  • Brexit no-deal IP guidance published

    September 25, 2018

    The UK government has published guidance on trade marks, copyright, patents, geographical indications, designs and exhaustion, confirming trade mark cloning and giving more information on SPCs and GIs. However, more information on exhaustion is still needed

  • Fashion firms reveal how they protect IP

    September 21, 2018

    Counsel at Lacoste, Chanel, Swarovski and Furla talked about what they look for in external counsel, clearance, mitigating infringement risk, what and when to register and enforcement at MARQUES

  • How the EU Copyright Directive could affect trade marks

    September 20, 2018

    Speakers at the MARQUES annual conference analysed how the European copyright legislation could raise challenges for brand owners and benefit the furniture industry. They delved into amendments made to the directive draft voted through last week

  • How automotive brands are fighting the rise of counterfeit parts

    September 17, 2018

    European counsel at Audi, Philips Automotive and a German car manufacturer tell Managing IP about how they’re using a combination of litigation, technology and communication to fight off the growing fake car-parts market

  • China’s new e-commerce law still has loopholes for infringers

    September 17, 2018

    The law is unclear on disclosure of vendor identification data and duty of care for e-commerce platforms, which could place a large new burden on IP owners

  • Canadian Supreme Court rules ISPs can charge some costs of identifying illegal downloaders

    September 14, 2018

    ISPs’ obligations in tackling illegal downloading have been clarified in Rogers Communications v Voltage Pictures. They can charge copyright holders for some steps in identifying suspected customers but not those costs incurred under the notice and notice regime

  • German Supreme Court refers questions to CJEU in YouTube copyright case

    September 13, 2018

    The questions to the CJEU concern whether YouTube has primary liability for videos uploaded without the permission of right holders, with the German judges also suggesting the platform acts as a neutral intermediary for the purposes of copyright

  • Copyright Directive approved by EU Parliament

    September 12, 2018

    After its rejection in July, the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive has been endorsed by the EU Parliament. But the controversial provisions contained in Articles 11 and 13 were only voted in by a narrow majority

  • YouTube condemns Article 13 ahead of EU Copyright Directive vote

    September 07, 2018

    YouTube has published a blog slamming Article 13 of the EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive. It is unclear how the website would handle the provision making it directly liable for copyright infringement

  • Creating an effective FinTech IP strategy

    September 06, 2018

    AWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection mechanisms and considers how revised guidelines could provide opportunities to protect technology in this rapidly developing sector

  • Utynam’s Heirs

    September 01, 2018

    Our monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies includes Judge Gilstrap's Google grumble, Delaware's judge gap closing and Clint Eastwood's involvement in an unusual patent case

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