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6 November 2014 Renting an orphan new UK licensing scheme

A new UK licensing scheme for orphan works has been launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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22 October 2014 Website blocking order awarded to combat trade mark infringement

Mr Justice Arnold in the High Court has awarded Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont an order requiring defendant Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block or impede access by subscribers to six websites advertising and selling counterfeit goods and thereby infringing the claimant’s trade marks.

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19 May 2014 WIPO launches image search on its Global Brand Database

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched image search functionality on its Global Brand Database at this year’s INTA meeting.

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6 December 2013 Relevant public key to lack of similarity with Volvo trade mark

An OHIM decision to dismiss Volvo’s opposition to a figurative sign Community trade mark containing the word SOLVO has been upheld by the EU General Court.

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5 March 2012 Patent rights for social media

Yahoo!, in a recent meeting with Facebook, has demanded licensing fees for the use of 10-20 of their patents over technologies including advertising, newsfeed privacy controls, social networking and messaging and website personalisation.

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11 March 2011 Kingspan v Rockwool - Use caution when playing with fire

The High Court recently ruled that a series of advertisements were misleading and infringed the Claimant’s trade marks.

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3 February 2011 Premier league football – wrong decision which undermines the beautiful game!

Today Advocate General Julian Kokatt ruled that any broadcast receiving equipment could be used to receive premiership football games.

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21 January 2011 Naomi libel decision is no basis for demise of CFA’s

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights in MGN v UK should not be seen as an excuse for the government to abolish the current system of conditional fee agreements.

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26 March 2010 Is the internet really not ready for XXX

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) have decided to delay yet again the decision on whether or not to establish the controversial .

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17 December 2009 Have a REAL Merry Christmas - Who wants a FAKE Christmas Present!!!

As we all run into the last week of the Christmas shopping frenzy and the inevitable sales, the combination of a climate where money is tight and the desire for a bargain could mean some of us end up paying a high price for fakes.

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