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30 Mar 2012
The precise time that applications are filed for Community trade marks (CTMs) is irrelevant when assessing whether the applicant has a priority right to restrict others registering the same mark nationally elsewhere in the EU, the European Court of Justice...
29 Mar 2012
A High Court judge has laid out flaws in using internet protocol (IP) addresses to identify alleged copyright infringers which should have "ramifications" for how imminent new anti-piracy rules operate, a campaign group has said.
28 Mar 2012
Copyright licensing processes in the UK could be more "streamlined, easier and cheaper to use" than is currently the case, a report into the framework has said.
26 Mar 2012
A design company has been ordered to pay a Formula One (F1) team over £20,000 after it used computer-aided design (CAD) files belonging to the team to help form aerodynamic features for rival cars.
23 Mar 2012
A Dutch anti-piracy group has won a court order forcing the operator of a proxy website to shut the site down after it was used to circumvent blocks to illegal file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
New laws on the archiving of digital content will not require publishers to provide online content to storage libraries if the information is not able to be obtained through web harvesting, the Government has said.
22 Mar 2012
A major pharmaceuticals company will invest £500 million in UK manufacturing facilities after the Government confirmed it would operate a special tax regime for income derived from patents.
21 Mar 2012
The Government is "not backing away" from figures outlining the apparent economic benefits to be gained from reforming UK copyright laws despite criticisms of the projections by rights holders and MPs, according to a newspaper report.
The rights to broadcast live English Premier League football matches could be sold on a pan-European basis following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last year, the Premier League's chief executive has said.
20 Mar 2012
The operators of a file-hosting website must search for and pro-actively prevent material identified as copyright-infringing from being uploaded by users, a court in Germany has ruled.