EU industry ministers have voted to adopt a Directive on computer-implemented inventions despite requests from Denmark, Poland and Portugal to reject the Directive. Large companies such as Phillips, Nokia and Siemens are reported to be..
Bollywood stars like Aishwarya Rai have been the targets of piracy. Dutch police have uncovered more than 140,000 pirated CDs and DVDs of popular Indian films and music in a string of simultaneous raids in..
A major distributor of pirated DVDs of Bollywood films has been sent to prison for three years. Jayanti Amarishi Buhecha from Cambridge was found guilty of two trade mark offences last month, and was sentenced..
A US appeals court has ordered a retrial in a case which could have cost software giant Microsoft a US$521m fine.
The software giant had been sued by Eolas Technologies and the University of California for..
In its judgment of 13 February 2003 (Case C-131/01) the European Court of Justice criticised Italian rules requiring patent agents to be enrolled on the Italian register of agents and to have a residence or..
Microsoft is offering Chinese customers a software amnesty in an effort to halt the counterfeiting of its products. Users who have been sold counterfeit products will be able to buy the genuine article for half..
A question was put to the Secretary of State for Defence in the House of Commons asking:
what intellectual property held by QinetiQ was obtained from the then German Government (a) between the commencement of..
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) says that it has reached a settlement with internet users who have been identified as the worst music downloaders – those using file-sharing software to make their collections available by..
The artists’ resale right will come into effect in the UK next year once the details of its implementation have been finalised following a consultation which the Patent Office has launched.
The new right will benefit..
European exchanges are getting ready to receive patent claims from Trading Technologies, a US software company. TT has won damages for patent infringements from the Chicago-based brokerages Kingstree Trading and Goldenberg Hehmeyer.
TT has launched a..
According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), international patent applications reached a record 120,100 in 2004. Although the US remained the largest user, accounting for more than a third of the total, the most..
A federal court in the US cleared Google’s practice of selling advertisements around internet searches conducted for trade marked firms. The case had been brought by Geico Ltd, the US auto insurance arm of Berkshire..
The European Commission has decided to refer Italy and Luxembourg to the European Court of Justice for failure to implement fully into national legislation the ‘public lending right’ provided for by a 1992 Directive. In..
Copyright (Certification of Licensing Scheme for Educational Recording of Broadcasts) (Educational Recording Agency Limited) Order 2005 (SI 2005 No 222) Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Order 2005 (SI 2005 No 240) Community Trade Mark (Designation..
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