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  • The parody exception analysed

    October 29, 2015

    Parodies have long been popular in English culture, but it was only in October 2014 that a parody exception was introduced to the copyright law. A year on, Iona Silverman sets out what both rights owners and parodists should bear in mind

  • A new fair use analysis?

    October 27, 2015

    During a session on copyright, Brandon Butler of the American University Washington College of Law discussed the history and evolution of the fair use doctrine, including a look at the recent Google Books decision

  • Good news from AIPLA's Women in IP Law Committee

    October 27, 2015

    A packed crowd at the Women in IP Law Committee Breakfast Meeting was treated to encouraging statistics about the representation of women on AIPLA panels and an informal and entertaining panel of women judges sharing their advic

  • US Copyright Office to conduct review

    October 27, 2015

    During an AIPLA Annual Meeting luncheon keynote, US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante said that the Copyright Office received a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee to research and provide information about copyright protection and software

  • The universal language of non-verbal design marks

    October 26, 2015

    Numerous global brands have adopted design marks without words as their primary branding device. These universal sign marks can transcend cultural and language barriers. What challenges do they present from a trade mark perspective? Lisa Pearson, Jill Tomlinson and Sam Kilb investigate the position in the United States

  • Ninth Circuit flips in MTM v Amazon trade mark case

    October 23, 2015

    A panel of three judges has reversed its own decision in an initial interest confusion case concerning search queries for MTM watches on the Amazon website

  • Reaction: the Google Books ruling

    October 23, 2015

    Following the Second Circuit ruling that Google’s book scanning project is fair use, observers are divided on the merits of a Supreme Court appeal from The Authors Guild

  • Preview: copyright and trade marks at AIPLA Annual Meeting

    October 22, 2015

    Attendees will be a given a glimpse into the future with the trademark/copyright track titled “Welcome to a New World”

  • What to do when your brand gets taken for a ride

    October 19, 2015

    Free riding of trade marks was up for discussion at this year’s AIPPI Congress in Working Question 245 “Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding”. Michael Loney reports

  • Culture clash over copyright exceptions and limitations

    October 12, 2015

    James Nurton investigates AIPPI Question 246 on exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions, which is being debated today


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