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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.

Industry ‘common practice’ isn’t a factor in TMs: CJEU

EU, Sweden08-10-2020Rory O'Neill

The EU’s top court has said that trademarks intended to be applied to specific goods don’t need to be examined in light of standard commercial practices in a particular industry.

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.

PepsiCo loses ‘Mountain Dew’ trademark dispute in India

India08-10-2020Muireann Bolger

India-based drinks company MagFast Beverages has secured a victory against Pepsico in a long-running dispute over the trademark ‘Mountain Dew’.

General Court reverses EUIPO cosmetics ruling

EU08-10-2020Rory O'Neill

A French cosmetics company has convinced the EU General Court to overturn a decision refusing trademark protection for its Naturanove shampoo brand.

Fromage fray: Swiss, French cheesemakers fight to save ‘Gruyère’

France, Switzerland07-10-2020Rory O'Neill

Swiss and French cheesemakers want a US federal judge to overturn an order denying them trademark protection for Gruyère.

ISP rejects Universal, RIAA’s ‘flimsy’ copyright claims

07-10-2020Rory O'Neill

A US internet service provider is fighting back against music copyright owners’ infringement accusations with counterclaims over the music industry’s “fraudulent business practices”.

IP enforcement: UKIPO calls for views

UK07-10-2020Sarah Morgan

The UK Intellectual Property Office is reviewing the legal framework for IP enforcement and has called for views on two particular areas: the cost of legal challenges, and the accessibility and effectiveness of the judicial process.

Former ClarkeModet Peru CEO joins DLA Piper

Peru07-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Ana Teresa Barreto, the former CEO and general director at ClarkeModet Peru, has joined DLA Piper to head up the firm’s industrial and IP practice in Peru.

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