A questioner in the European Parliament noted that, in April last year, the European Parliament had rejected by a large majority Amendments 40 and 41 to the Palacio Report (A5-0059/2002) on the Community patent. The..
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has told a conference in Cannes that piracy would put 600,000 European music industry jobs at risk if record label executives did not address the problem. It said..
Bristol-Myers-Squibb has reached a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over its use of patent legislation to block the use of cheaper generic drugs. The settlement limit’s the company’s ability to delay US approval..
The Court Service has published a new Patents Court Guide for all patent proceedings in the Patents Court and the Patents County Court. New rules for intellectual property came into force on 1 April 2003,..
Pfizer has sued Ranbaxy Laboratories, accusing it of infringing a US patent for the best-selling cholesterol medicine, Lipitor. Pfizer says that Ranbaxy’s US arm has applied to the Food and Drug Administration to market a..
Governments and companies in Europe and the US have been warned that they risk prosecution if employees use their networks for music piracy.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has sent its Copyright Use and..
The Toyota Motor Corp is suing China’s Geely Group, the mainland’s sole private car maker, of infringing its copyright. Toyota says that Geely used a logo similar to Toyota’s on its Meiri saloon, which Toyota..
Walt Disney has called for the dismissal of a lawsuit over its rights to exploit Winnie the Pooh. It says that the company which owns the rights was guilty of ‘pervasive misconduct and illegal activities’...
Spanish police claim to have ended Europe’s largest music, film and computer software piracy ring, making 40 arrests to end an operation costing an estimated £400m. The Interior Ministry said that 11 properties were raided..
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