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Batman is most common franchise character, WIPO reveals

International15-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Batman, Dracula and Spiderman are the top three most commonly used franchise characters in movies and video games, a new report has revealed.

Ireland abolishes IP tax incentive

Ireland14-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Ireland has introduced a surprise change to its IP tax regime as part of its annual budget, which was unveiled by the country’s coalition government yesterday, October 13.

Lawyers keenly-awaiting Arthrex showdown

14-10-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in US v Arthrex sets the stage for one of the most highly anticipated IP decisions of 2021, lawyers and stakeholders have told WIPR.

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.

Trump moves to penalise e-commerce sites over counterfeits

14-10-2020Sarah Morgan

US President Donald Trump has ordered law enforcement to develop a legislative proposal aimed at holding e-commerce companies accountable for counterfeit good sales.

SCOTUS agrees to hear Arthrex

13-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Supreme Court has granted certiorari in three cases concerning constitutional challenges to the appointment of administrative patent judges.

Pakistan opposes India’s bid for Basmati geographical indication

EU, India, Pakistan13-10-2020Muireann Bolger

Pakistan plans to challenge India's claim for a geographical indication for Basmati rice in the EU, the latest source of conflict amid long-running tensions between the two countries.

Linklaters to offer D&I guidance with legal advice

UK13-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Law firm Linklaters has launched a client offering which combines legal advice with business guidance on diversity and inclusion issues.

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.

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