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IP criticism grows around Asia-Pacific’s historic trade deal

Australia, India16-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The world’s largest trade agreement was signed yesterday, November 15, but the deal has been dogged by concerns over provisions covering pharma patents, traditional knowledge, and copyright.

Nirvana sues artist over rights to smiley face TM

13-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The company representing grunge band Nirvana has sued graphic designer Robert Fisher to clarify who owns the rights to its iconic ‘smiley face’ logo.

Europol shuts down €1.9m piracy operation

EU, Switzerland12-11-2020Rory O'Neill

Europol and national law enforcement agencies have shut down a Swiss piracy operation which earned €1.9 million from illegal streaming boxes.

China strengthens copyright law

China12-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The Chinese government has approved a legal amendment to shore up copyright protection within the country, raising the level of statutory damages for infringement from 500,000 Yuan to 5 million Yuan.

CITMA Conference: AI ownership will divide courts globally, say lawyers

International10-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The question of who owns works generated by artificial intelligence is set to divide the courts worldwide but is unlikely to lead to AI being granted a “legal personality”, leading lawyers have said.

US and Brazil partner to shut down piracy sites

Brazil09-11-2020Sarah Morgan

US and Brazilian law enforcement have united as part of ‘Operation 404’ to take down websites allegedly offering thousands of pirated TV shows and films.

Dotcom faces extradition to US following ‘mixed bag ruling’

05-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The fate of Kim Dotcom is uncertain after New Zealand’s Supreme Court ruled that the FBI can extradite him to the US to face long-standing copyright charges, but that he also has the right to appeal the decision.

AIPLA names Knobbe Martens partner as president

03-11-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

The American Intellectual Property Law Association has elected Joseph Re, a partner at Knobbe Martens, as its 2020-21 president.

Six spooktacular Halloween stories

International30-10-2020Sarah Morgan

While Halloween may be held behind closed doors this year, in the world of IP there is still plenty to keep us up at night. Disputes over costumes, horror films, and vampire wine are just some of the killer stories we spotted. Read on if you dare...

UKIPO releases Brexit guidance; launches AI-powered tool

UK29-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The UK Intellectual Property Office has published an overview of the key changes to IP law that will take place from January 1, 2021, when the UK’s Brexit transition period ends.

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