Four record companies have launched legal action against the internet service provider Eircom to force it to stop its networks being used to illegally download music.
It is the first case in Ireland brought against an..
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for IP, Baroness Delyth Morgan, has launched a consultation into the modernisation and consolidation of the Trade Marks Rules 2000.
The consultation, which is open for comment until 26 May 2008, proposes..
The High Court has found in favour of Yahoo! in the recent infringement case brought by a plaintiff who claimed sponsored links brought up by keywords typed into a search engine breached his MR SPICY..
The anonymous author of a controversial blog tracing people and companies behind patent troll suits has been revealed as Rick Frenkel, director of intellectual property at Cisco Systems Inc.
Frenkel unmasked himself as the Patent Troll..
Ralph Lauren has lost its bid to overturn the 2005 ruling that three US Polo Association logos infringe its trademark logo of a polo player.
The 2nd US Court of Appeals upheld the jury’s decision that..
A record number of international trademark filings were made in 2007 under the Madrid system, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which reported 39,945 filings, representing an impressive 9.5% increase on 2006 figures.
The vanity telephone number and registered trademark 1-800-SKI VAIL does not infringe the VAIL mark, according to the Court of Appeals.
This decision upheld that of the District Court for the District of Colorado, where it..
A Californian district court has been told to reconsider the damages Microsoft must pay an inventor for infringing his software patent in several versions of the Microsoft Office Suite.
Carlos Armando Amado is looking for damages..
The European Commission is reviewing copyright levies in the EU with the aim of simplifying practices.
These copyright levies are controversial because they imply that all devices which can copy protected material will be used to..
In an investigation into mechanics who were turning Pontiacs into replica Ferraris, Italian tax police have seized 14 counterfeit cars and are investigating eight people.
The investigation started six months ago, and leads on cars and..
Fraud costs Arab world US$50bn
Intellectual property theft has reached ‘epidemic’
proportions according to the Arab League, which estimates that it costs the Arab world US$50bn per year in lost revenue. Illegal copying of software,..