EU member states can extend copyright protection for online sports broadcasts

National laws should provide for more “far-reaching” rightsholder copyright protection, CJEU rules

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

Court of Appeal refers TVCatchup case to CJEU

‘Significant’ internet TV streaming case seeks guidance on whether the CDPA’s s73 needs updating

Copyright, Licensing, UK

IV wins partial victory against Motorola Mobility

US jury hands down verdict that Chinese-owned subsidiary infringed one IV software patent; damages to be determined at a later date

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Don’t sweat the small stuff: AG rules on Unilever ‘Impulse’ dispute

Litigation focuses on CTM reputation in different member states, reputation test lies with “commercially pertinent proportion” of public

Trademark, Europe

REACTION: B&B Hardware is trademark litigation ‘game changer’

Likelihood of confusion should preclude any identical issues from being re-litigated in a district court, SCOTUS rules

Trademark, US & Canada

Renewal fees for the unitary patent

The proposed unitary patent renewal fees are a matter of some concern for users of the new legal system

Patent, Europe

Waxing lyrical over music protection

Singers and songwriters are looking to commercialise their personal brands by utilising sophisticated IP rights

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

Don’t judge a pack by its cover

Ireland was the first EU country to introduce legislation for standardised packaging of tobacco products. Gerard Kelly reports

Trademark, Design, Europe

The pharma maze: patent enforcement in Vietnam

Looking at a case study, Tilleke & Gibbins’ Loc Xuan Le and Linh Duy Mai provide a practical view of pharma protection in the region


Online IPR enforcement in Europe

Consideration of national laws, directives and principles of jurisdiction make litigating in the EU challenging. Akash Sachdeva and Elle Hosie review


Reda the revolutionary

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda exploded onto the scene with her EC-mandated report on the InfoSoc Directive. In this exclusive interview, Reda fields questions raised by a concerned IP community

Copyright, Europe

Plants and potions

After publishing a comprehensive study on the US biosimilar industry, Elaine Herrmann Blais and Alexandra Lu offer a potted version of the essential trends

Patent, Licensing, US & Canada

Stoned walled

Interest in goods associated with marijuana and cannabis is booming but trademark applications face a 90% refusal rate. Alan Kendrick navigates the problems with pot

Trademark, US & Canada

Tackling Tacking

The Supreme Court of the US has ruled on the controversial issue of trademark tacking in Hana Financial, Inc v Hana Bank. Anessa Kramer reviews the history behind the case

Trademark, Licensing, US & Canada

Is 3D printing disruption just hype?

The UK Intellectual Property Office said in a report that despite 3D printing interest growing exponentially, there is no urgency to legislate. Catherine White investigates

Trademark, Copyright, Patent, UK

Counterfeiting at street level

Brand owners who apply a ‘desk-top logic’ to counterfeiting in China do so at their own peril, warns investigator Nick Bartman

Trademark, US & Canada, China

IP rights in databases

Database rights are gaining more traction. Irwin Mitchell’s Joanne Bone reviews the IP issues

Copyright, Europe