Week’s news headlines – October 20th, 2017

Copyrights AIPPI 2017: Warner Bros exec talks safe harbours and infringers When illegal downloaders first appeared, the music industry’s initial response of suing infringers was unsuccessful, according to a Warner Bros executive https://www.worldipreview.com/news/aippi-2017-warner-bros-exec-talks-safe-harbours-and-infringers-14764 EFF wants ‘illegal’ EU copyright reform deleted The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 56 other civil society groups have demanded the deletion […]

Week’s news headlines – September 29th, 2017

Trademarks Marques 2017: GSK counsel speaks about changing in-house role The assistant general counsel at GSK has said that the role of an in-house counsel has taken on a new meaning across all industries http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=62d8f01585&e=3ec0545e64  Marques 2017: UK and US lawyers discuss comparative advertising There are various routes and opportunities for comparative advertising in the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 29th, 2017

Trademarks Marques 2017: GSK counsel speaks about changing in-house role The assistant general counsel at GSK has said that the role of an in-house counsel has taken on a new meaning across all industries http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=62d8f01585&e=3ec0545e64  Marques 2017: UK and US lawyers discuss comparative advertising There are various routes and opportunities for comparative advertising in the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 15th, 2017

Counterfeiting UKIPO outlines approaches to combat fakes online The availability of counterfeits has continued to increase with the expansion of e-commerce platforms, but this threat is being met head on with an innovative range of approaches http://www.worldipreview.com/news/ukipo-outlines-approaches-to-combat-fakes-online-14578 US sports associations unite to tackle counterfeiters In a claim filed at the US District Court for the […]

Week’s news headlines – September 8th, 2017

Direito de Imagem Brian Duffy’s estate sues Hard Rock Cafe over David Bowie image The case (pdf) is being filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The photograph is registered under registration number VA 1-428-937 http://www.worldipreview.com/news/brian-duffy-s-estate-sues-hard-rock-cafe-over-david-bowie-image-14536   Trademarks Hasbro sues Warner Bros over ‘Transformers’ character Toy and game manufacturer […]

Week’s news headlines – July 07, 2017

Patents Another swing of the pendulum in India appears to lower the patentability bar to computer-related inventions For all the talk of the US ‘pendulum’ moving away from and then slightly back toward software patents, India has seen its share of swings as well http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b51b6d5f-af53-4c56-bc13-75341f710795 IP counsels on the fence over unitary patent: RWS inovia […]

[News] Current Challenges for Fashion Companies

Marcasur magazine published an article on the Fashion Law event in Latin America, held in March this year at the Cardozo Law School in New York. The partner Paulo Parente Marques Mendes was one of the speakers, talking about the responsibility of the landlord for the sale of counterfeit products in Brazil – a study […]

Week’s news headlines – June 16, 2017

Intellectual Property World Trade Organization: Members discuss IP in relation to inclusive innovation and the public interest The role of intellectual property rights (IPRs) as a driver for more inclusive innovation that promotes the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in local and global trade, and the relationship between IP and the public […]

Week’s news headlines – June 9, 2017

Patents Xiaomi open to another patent mega-deal if the right opportunity presents itself It has been about a year since Xiaomi completed one of the larger single patent acquisitions made by an emerging Chinese tech company http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=96845a9d-5380-49a0-9e4f-f300d986c377 Japan Patent Office Reverses Initial Refusal of ‘Gotham City’ Trademark The Appeal Board of Japan Patent Office (JPO) […]

Week’s news headlines – Jun 2nd 2017

Trademarks Federal Circuit vacates TTAB decision over wine mark The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over a wine company’s trademark. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/federal-circuit-vacates-ttab-decision-over-wine-mark-14122 Metatags: the invisible enemy Website owners should monitor metatags carefully to avoid claims of trademark infringement, as […]