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Originality and the protection of databases: a CJEU definition

France01-06-2012Aurélia Marie

The legal protection of databases is defined by European Directive 96/9 of March 11, 1996.

Technology transfer and assignment of IP rights: registration of the facts

Hungary01-06-2012Michael Lantos

The methods for registering different IP rights at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office are, in the main, uniform, but owing to a few special properties of the trademark system, there are a few differences.

Amendments to the Malaysian Copyright Act

Malaysia01-06-2012Chew Kherk Ying and Sonia Ong

The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 came into force on March 1, 2012, and introduced several key changes to the existing Malaysian Copyright Act 1987. Some of the salient amendments are discussed.

Finding equilibrium: IP vs the Internet

Belgium, Ireland01-06-2012Peter Bolger and Richard Woulfe

Internet service providers continue to be the focus of attempts to curtail online infringement. Richard Woulfe and Peter Bolger report on the latest balance shift.

Like a rolling stone: should ACTA be stopped?

01-05-2012

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been the subject of protests and demonstrations in cities across the world. TB&I asks what all the fuss is about.

Preventive measures: getting in early in the fight against counterfeiting

01-05-2012Andy Churley

The internet has never experienced such a sophisticated and globally-integrated technological crime network as the one it faces today. Online criminals have new tools at their disposal and are more adaptable than ever.

ISPs and online piracy

01-05-2012Bartłomiej Kochlewski and Maria Jurek

It sometimes seems as if copyright holders are fighting an impossible war against online piracy, and recent court judgments may not make things any easier, say Bartłomiej Kochlewski and Maria Jurek.

CJEU rules in Football Dataco case

UK01-04-2012

Database copyright protection does not extend to English and Scottish football fixture lists if they are produced in conditions that leave no room for their authors’ creative freedom, the CJEU has ruled.

Taking a stand: tackling online infringement

01-04-2012

IP infringement on the Internet continues to worry IP owners and professionals. WIPR takes a look at online advertising and how it can be targeted to help prevent infringement.

Big is beautiful: how Adams & Adams is taking on the world

South Africa01-04-2012

With the takeover of Bowman Gilfillan’s IP practice on March 1, South African firm Adams & Adams became the largest intellectual property outfit in Africa. WIPR goes behind the scenes.

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