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Publishers demand UK copyright bill changes


A group of media publishers have claimed that three copyright provisions in draft UK legislation are unlawful—and have demanded their deletion.

EPO reports record patent filings in 2012

EPO, EU18-01-2013

The European Patent Office (EPO) received a record 258,000 patent applications in 2012, according to preliminary data released on Thursday.

US musicians low on copyright cash


US copyright laws are providing few direct financial benefits to musicians in the country, according to an academic study published in January.

Illegal downloads found on US Congress computers


A report by IP address tracker ScanEye has suggested that US Congress employees have illegally downloaded movies and TV programmes on work computers.

News outlets face damages for Twitter images


A US court has ruled that The Washington Post and Agence France-Presse (AFP) both infringed a photographer’s copyright when they distributed and published images he had posted on Twitter.

Obama scraps ‘dead zone’ in AIA amendments


US President Barack Obama signed a bill to update the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on Monday.

Dutch court backs UK Apple ruling

EU, Netherlands17-01-2013

The District Court of the Hague has backed a UK high court ruling that the rounded corners of three of Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe an Apple Community design.

Nike recovers Russian domain name


Nike has recovered the domain name in a cybersquatting dispute at the Moscow Arbitration Court.

Comment period extended for India's draft biotech guidelines


The period for accepting comments on draft guidelines for the examination of biotech patent applications in India has been extended until Friday, 18 January.

UK Supreme Court ends Budweiser trademark row


The UK Supreme Court has ended a long-running dispute over the Budweiser trademark by confirming that two breweries can use the mark simultaneously in the UK.

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