Intellectual property


Once more unto the UPC, dear friends?

Henry V’s “band of brothers” ultimately succeeded against enormous odds in capturing Harfleur.  But the chances of the UPC becoming a reality in the face of continuous set-backs remain uncertain...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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Puma’s strong reputation broadens its exclusive rights

In a recent decision, the French Court of Cassation (the highest civil court) relied on the principle that the more famous a trade mark is, the more distinctive it must...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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Cutting through it all: practical ways to respond to online IP infringement

It’s a scenario which happens all-too frequently.  It comes to your attention that your IP is being infringed online – be that original media content which you’ve produced, marketing material...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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Protecting copyright in Italy: AGCOM procedure proving successful

An Intellectual Property rights owner, finding its work/product being infringed online in Italy, may start a proceeding before the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) in order to protect its rights. This...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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Copyright: site-blocking in Singapore

In 2014, Singapore amended its Copyright Act to enable the courts to make an order, requiring a network service provider (NSP) whose services have been or are being used to...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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What action can an IP owner take when it finds its rights being infringed online in Spain?

Under Spanish law, there is a wide range of potential remedies in case of an illegitimate or unlawful use of IP assets, such as drawings, designs, distinctive signs, logos, look...

Written on 5 Jul 2017


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