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EC denies UK designers UCD protections

EU, UK22-10-2020Muireann Bolger

In a setback for UK designers, the European Commission has rejected reciprocity on unregistered community design protections following its negotiations with the UK government.

Corsearch boosts anti-piracy expertise with acquisition

21-10-2020Sarah Morgan

US trademark searching company Corsearch has strengthened its brand protection expertise with the acquisition of anti-piracy company Marketly.

Mattel secures copyright win before Delhi High Court

India21-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The Delhi High Court has ordered e-commerce company Flipkart to remove listings advertising and selling products which violate toymaker Mattel’s copyright in six characters.

Australia faced with Aboriginal flag decision

Australia15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

An Australian Senate committee has warned the country’s government against seizing the copyright for the Aboriginal flag, saying it would create a “dangerous precedent”.

Canadian government appoints chair of Copyright Board

Canada14-10-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Justice Luc Martineau has been appointed as chair of the Copyright Board of Canada, the regulatory body that establishes copyright terms and conditions.

Microsoft uses copyright claims to fight ransomware

13-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Microsoft and others have executed an unusual legal strategy to dismantle Trickbot, one of the world’s largest botnets and prolific distributors of ransomware, based on an approach that includes copyright claims.

France rules Google must pay for news content

France12-10-2020Muireann Bolger

Google will have to negotiate payments with French publishers for using their content, according to an appeals court ruling in France handed down on Thursday, October 8.

When art clashes with IP law: Banksy’s ‘Flower Thrower’

EU09-10-2020Tom Oliver, Callum Beamish and Vita Hink

One of the world’s most famous artists experimented with trademark law to try and protect his work. Tom Oliver, Callum Beamish, and Vita Hink of Powell Gilbert explain what lessons can be learned.

Five music copyright decisions you may have missed...

International09-10-2020Sarah Morgan

It’s been an eventful year for IP in the music industry, with cases that have embroiled some of the world’s biggest musicians regularly hitting the headlines.

Google struggles to convince SCOTUS in Oracle dispute

08-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Google is facing an uphill battle in its software copyright dispute against Oracle at the US Supreme Court, lawyers have told WIPR.

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