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Coty v Amazon a mixed bag for e-commerce platforms, say lawyers

EU03-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s Coty v Amazon ruling will come partly as a relief to e-commerce brands, but could be seen as a missed opportunity too.

YouTube not required to hand over infringers’ details, says CJEU adviser

EU03-04-2020Rory O'Neill

An EU advocate general has weighed in on whether YouTube should be forced to hand over details such as IP and email addresses to film companies.

China drives filings in UK as global TM registers begin to stabilise

China03-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Trademark registers across the world are beginning to stabilise at new, lower levels, after dropping off in the middle of March, as the COVID-19 pandemic creates uncertain economic times. But while filings have taken a dip overall, certain Nice classes are seeing a major increase and China is bolstering the UK’s register.

Verizon attacks Huawei’s ‘baseless’ patent infringement claims

China03-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Telecoms company Verizon has ripped into patent suits filed against it by Huawei, calling them “baseless claims” and accusing the Chinese company of attempting to “take credit for American innovation”. 

BREAKING: INTA confirms annual meeting venue

International02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The International Trademark Association has confirmed the US venue and date for its annual meeting, which was postponed earlier this year. For the first time, the annual event will be combined with the association’s leadership meeting.

The rise of the virtual court?

International02-04-2020Rory O'Neill

With public and economic life shuddering to a total halt during the pandemic, courts are finding increasingly creative solutions to carry on.

Rental car radios not subject to music royalties, rules CJEU

EU, Sweden02-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today ruled that a car rental company is not on the hook for music copyright royalties just because it hires out cars equipped with radios.

Amazon storing infringing goods not TM infringement, CJEU rules

EU02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has handed victory to Amazon in a trademark dispute over the storage of infringing products. 

Only half of law firms engage in CSR activities: INTA report

02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Corporate social responsibility has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years, but a new report has discovered only half of law firms undertake CSR activities.

Allen & Overy hires Norton Rose IP disputes head

02-04-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

The head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s IP disputes group has rejoined Allen & Overy in New York, five years after leaving the firm. 

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