When the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry was asked to make a Parliamentary statement on the future of music copyright, this was her reply: ‘The protection of music copyright will be further improved..
A company of this name has developed a collection system for composers who are owed royalties. Music Copyright Solutions Ltd is also a music publisher and was behind last year’s ‘Sven, Sven, Sven’
A case has been brought before the US Supreme Court arguing that Congress has exceeded its authority by extending the term of copyright 11 times in the last 40 years.
In 1790, copyright lasted for 14..
(Signal Communications Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market
; European Court of Justice (First Instance); 15 November 2001)
On 27 May 1998, the applicant filed an application for a Community trade mark in the..
The statement was made by an MEP in the European Parliament that the counterfeiting and pirating of products was a recurrent danger in the world trade system. The trade in products with fake stamps of..
The Patent Office has issued a warning against misleading demands for patent and trade mark fees, which are circulating in Europe. The invoices, which request 1,235.4 euros, allegedly to cover the cost of the registration..
Three rival companies have started legal action in the USA, contesting key cloning patents lodged with the US Patent Office. The first claim is made by the Geron Corporation of California, which, in 1999, bought..
For some ten years, there has been a dispute between the Walt Disney Company and the Stephen Slesinger Company, Florida literary agents, over the rights to sell Winnie the Pooh.
Slesinger bought the original merchandising rights..
Plans by Andrew Loog Oldham, the man who discovered and managed the Rolling Stones until 1967, has been thwarted in his attempts to release new albums from mastertapes of recordings made in the 60s.
UK patent Litigation
; London, 8 May.
International Intellectual Property Licensing
, London, 17 May.
Trade Mark Rights
, London, 23 May.
Formal Requirements for US Patent Applications
, London, 23, 24 May.
In all cases, contact Management Forum Ltd, 48 Woodbridge Road,..
Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs).
Selected instruments relating to the Community trade mark: Community trade mark regulation, and related texts (implementing regulation, fees regulation, rules of procedure of the Boards..
(World Wide Fund for Nature and another v World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc
 EWCA Civ 196)
The World Wide Fund for Nature was founded in 1961 as the World WideLife Fund, and eventually became the..
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