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Italy drops opposition to EU unitary patent reforms

The Italian government has outlined its intention to adopt rules that will give effect to a new unitary patent framework for Europe that it had previously opposed.  21 May 2015

Luxury brand owner sues Alibaba over counterfeit goods

Paris-based Kering, which owns luxury goods brands including Gucci, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction for alleged violations of trademark and racketeering laws from Chinese online giant Alibaba, according... 18 May 2015

Advertising copyrighted goods without permission infringes distribution rights, says CJEU

Businesses that advertise copyrighted works without permission can be held to have infringed the distribution rights of copyright owners even if the subsequent sale of those works cannot be traced back to that marketing activity, the EU's highest court has... 14 May 2015

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