Nintendo wins piracy circumvention Italian dispute

Gaming and software company wins anti-piracy case over ‘mod chips’; welcomes ‘consistent’ ruling

Copyright, Licensing, Europe

UK IPO scammer ordered to pay £500k

IPEC ruling provides ‘valuable precedent’ for the office in dealing with infringement and passing off actions

Trademark, Patent

Unwired Planet wins first round in major SEP case

High Court rules plaintiff’s patent is valid and infringed by Samsung and Huawei; defendants plan to appeal

Patent, Licensing, UK

Daily mail loses Paul Weller pictures appeal

Singer and musician wins child photo lawsuit; judges dismiss argument that decision is ‘unsustainable’ due to lack of English image rights law

Copyright, Licensing, UK

Canada PM pledges to enforce plain packaging

Country set to follow Australia and UK’s lead in introducing cigarette standardised packaging

Trademark, US & Canada

Going for a song

Unintended consequences of safe harbour legislation are causing real financial damage to artists. It must stop, says PRS For Music’s Debbie Stones

Copyright, UK, US & Canada, Europe

Don’t blow out the candles just yet

The heavily-reported Happy Birthday US ruling garnered much interest, but Jeffrey Brown reveals there may be surprises in store

Copyright, Licensing, US & Canada

The fight against IP piracy

Discussing a major report on the future of the luxury sector in the UK, Mary Bagnall identifies IP rights, both nationally and globally, for rightsholders to protect their brand

Trademark, Design, UK, Europe

Don’t look back…

Tales of disruptive technology are familiar to everyone, but in looking to history for answers, analysts are missing the point, says Alex Carter-Silk


Copying photographs – what’s the damage?

With the rise of image sharing on social media sites, Nisha Kumar says it’s time for rightsholders to act


Cuba and your brand strategy

With the US flag once again flying over the Cuban American Embassy, Pam Huff explores what this means for trademark owners

Trademark, US & Canada

The latest USPTO proposed rule changes

Following the changing USPTO rules, keeping a close eye on each amendment is essential, say Brian Tompkins, Christopher Drymalla, Brad Y Chin and Constance Gall Rhebergen

Patent, US & Canada

The scope of patent exhaustion

There have been recent developments in the exhaustion doctrine, and the Supreme Court of the US’ Quanta decision expanded its scope. Tyler Maddry explains

Patent, US & Canada

Imports Articles that infringe under Section 337

The Federal Circuit has strengthened the ITC’s authority to police importations. Doug Stewart, Constance Gall Rhebergen and Brad Y Chin review

Patent, US & Canada

SEPs – recent legal developments

Expect a rise in FRAND licensing disputes, say Timothy McIver, Andrea Pomana and Judith Schmidt

Patent, Europe

SEP owners and their FRAND obligations

David Por examines whether the framework of analysis is right

Patent, Europe

Fighting back against substitute sellers

A union of British brand owners is fighting fake goods – and it’s about time, says Aidan Parsons

Trademark, UK