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EUIPO signs agreement to support digital SMEs

EU29-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Union Intellectual Property Office has signed another agreement with a representative of small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, as it continues to promote the importance of IP rights among small businesses.

Kenyan authorities uncover royalty theft

Kenya25-09-2020Rory O'Neill

Kenyan authorities have ordered board members of the country’s music copyright collectors to step aside after discovering alleged fraud and misuse of artists’ royalties.

Ex-Clyde & Co partner launches law firm in Middle East

Middle East, UAE25-09-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

The former head of Clyde & Co's IP team in the Middle East and North Africa region has launched his own law firm, Deans IP.

USPTO official named as new Copyright Office head

22-09-2020Movers & ShakersRory O'Neill

The US Library of Congress has appointed top US Patent and Trademark Office official Shira Perlmutter as the new register of copyrights.

Apple’s diverse emojis infringe copyright, claims suit

21-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Texas-based Cub Club Investment has accused Apple of wilfully infringing its copyrights covering ethnically diverse emoji characters.

In memoriam: women’s rights champion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, passed away on Friday, September 18, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Major publishers secure injunction against e-book sellers

21-09-2020Sarah Morgan

A New York judge has granted an enforcement group of educational publishers a preliminary injunction against 63 e-book websites accused of selling illegal and unlicensed e-books.

Thousands of illegal streaming service users warned by UK police

UK17-09-2020Muireann Bolger

UK police have issued individual warning notices to thousands of people suspected of using an illegal TV streaming service.

Stream-ripping responsible for ‘mammoth’ proportion of music piracy: study

UK16-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The usage of stream-ripping services—which allow users to illegally create permanent offline copies of streams from platforms—has dramatically increased between 2016 and 2019 in the UK, with YouTube being the most exploited legitimate service, according to a new study.

Some links on websites require rights owner’s approval, says AG

EU10-09-2020Muireann Bolger

Embedding works on websites by means of automatic links requires the authorisation of rights owners of those works, an advocate general has told the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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