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Four Seasons story is not under copyright, court rules

09-09-2020Rory O'Neill

The musical “Jersey Boys” doesn’t infringe the copyright for the autobiography of Four Seasons guitarist Tommy DeVito, a US court ruled yesterday, September 8.

Africa’s first IP cooperation project approves GI registration

Africa, EU08-09-2020Sarah Morgan

AfrIPI—the first-ever African cooperation project focusing on IP rights—has discussed and approved its overall plan and future activities, which includes its support of the registration of geographical indications in Africa and the EU.

CJEU rules on Irish royalties row

EU08-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Member states are not free to make their own rules as to who qualifies for royalties when sound recordings of performance are played in public or broadcast, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

COVID-19 ‘Emmy awards’ prompts Television Academy suit

07-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has taken an online platform to court, after discovering that its Emmy award was being used to promote an award show honouring countries that refused to lock down during the pandemic.

Chinese court sentences Lego imitator to six years in prison

China04-09-2020Rory O'Neill

A Shanghai court has handed down prison sentences for up to six years for nine individuals found guilty of distributing imitator Lego toys.

Copyright-protected works can be used as evidence, says AG

EU03-09-2020Rory O'Neill

Litigants should not be liable for submitting copyright-protected material in evidence to a court, an adviser to the EU’s top court has said.

Disney fails to sink 'Pirates’ infringement suit

01-09-2020Copyright NewsMuireann Bolger

Walt Disney has been unsuccessful in its bid to persuade the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to consider revoking the revival of a lawsuit that claims it stole elements of an earlier screenplay.

Europol and 19 countries dismantle international piracy group

EU27-08-2020Sarah Morgan

The ‘Sparks Group’, allegedly one of the biggest online piracy networks in the world, has been taken down in a coordinated action between US authorities and their counterparts in 18 countries around the world, with Europol and Eurojust support.

IP Week: how Lego fights ‘copycats’ during the pandemic

China, Singapore25-08-2020Rory O'Neill

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for brand owners looking to enforce and protect their IP. But given the importance of branding to major companies like Lego, they have little choice but to adapt.

Ninth Circuit hands copyright reprieve to Oracle in HPE suit

21-08-2020Rory O'Neill

A federal appeals court has partially cancelled a copyright win for Hewlett Packard Enterprises over US software developer Oracle.

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