The Human Rights Act, 1998, continues to have a widespread impact on the law in the United Kingdom. In
Imutran Ltd v Uncaged Campaigns Ltd
(Chancery Division, 11 January 2001), the claimant sought an interlocutory..
The US has secured the appointment of a World Trade Organisation panel to look into complaints against Brazil’s patent protection laws. The complaints focus on Brazilian requirements that products will only get patent protection if..
BioChem Pharma, the Canadian group being acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals of the UK, has secured a victory in the USA in its long-running dispute over patent rights to the world’s best-selling HIV treatment.
The US patent..
Nominet UK, national registry for all domain names ending .uk, has begun a public consultation as part of its review of procedures for dealing with domain name disputes. It is expected that the consultation will..
The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has agreed to compromise in amendments proposed to the proposed directive on copyright. The committee adopted changes to the copyright rules which would tighten up restrictions on the private..
CI Solutions, a privately owned UK software company, has acquired the global patent to the standard technology which is used to send information and complete transactions securely on line. It bought the patent covering the..
The Labour Party is said to be facing a possible challenge from Excite over its new election logo. Excite is saying that Labour’s stick man figure under a heart bears a strong resemblance to Excite’s..
The British Horseracing Board has won a landmark judgment against William Hill in the High Court. It ruled that the bookmaker was breaking the law by using information from the Board’s database – lists of..
The World Intellectual Property Organisation is meeting to consider whose intellectual property law should apply in disputes over the use of trade marks in cyberspace, and how judgments can be enforced: ‘Intellectual property rights are..
Police officers investigating copyright theft have discovered what is thought to be the country’s biggest pirate video operation. Norfolk police have discovered a ‘massive’ counterfeiting business, able to produce thousands of pirate videos daily, in..
Alta Vista, the Internet search engine, is threatening to take legal action to force companies using search techniques for which it claims to have patents to cease doing so. Alta Vista says that it owns..
Taurus-Film filed an application for a Community trade mark in respect of the term CINE COMEDY with the German Patent Office. This was then transmitted to the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade..
An appeal court in Los Angeles has ruled that Napster, the online music-swapping service, has been told that it need not close its operations immediately. It said that no action would be taken until a..
IBM says that it has developed software to prevent the making of pirate copies of music files downloaded from the Internet. Electronic Media Management System will, in theory, enable record companies to set download licence..
The claimants had alleged infringement by the defendants of a patent with a 1989 priority date. The patent related to the second medical use of the fungal antibiotic rapamycin to inhibit transplant rejection. The first..
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