The music industry has started its largest legal action against online pirates with some 1,000 actions begun in 13 countries. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said that the action would target Asia for..
Sony has been ordered to stop selling PlayStation and to pay damages of US$90.7m to the Californian software company Immersion. Immersion brought proceedings against Sony in 2004 alleging that the latter had infringed its patent..
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck down a rule, issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), that would have required consumer electronics companies to build technology into their next-generation..
The High Court has ordered internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 more persons alleged to have illegally downloaded more than 72,000 music files to the internet. The ISPs were given a fortnight..
Efforts to revise a key international treaty in the field of trade marks made significant headway as the World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications agreed..
Two men who were accused of taking part in a massive global software piracy ring have been jailed by the High Court.
Alex Bell, 32, of Grays, Essex, and Steven Dowd, 42, of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, were..
A Chinese court has convicted two Americans and two local accomplices of selling pirated DVD films. The convictions arose from the first joint investigation by US customs service investigators and the Chinese police. Randolph Hobson..
The European Commission has confirmed that internet users will be able to have website and email addresses using the ‘.eu’
domain name from the start of 2006. It said that trade mark holders and public..
The US Congress has passed legislation that would increase the penalties for those who illegally downloaded internet files. Under the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act 2005, courts would have the power to impose a five-year..
The Trade Marks Registry has granted an application by Tommy Hilfiger Licensing Inc to register the name ‘Tommy’
. It uses this in many countries to promote its range. The Registry has rejected a claim by..
The clothing chain Monsoon is suing the discount retailer Primark over the alleged copying of its designs. Primark is accused of selling replicas of six items from Monsoon’s clothes and accessories range, despite being warned..
The US Supreme Court has begun its hearing of the case between Merck, a German drug firm, and Integra LifeSciences, a medical device firm, over the leeway which researchers have to use technology without at..