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Intellectual Property Newsletter

European Parliament demands ACTA transparency

The European Parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt a resolution demanding greater transparency in negotiations over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

News in brief

New York wrests control of ‘Tavern on the Green’ name UNITED STATES New York City has won the right to the name of the Tavern on the Green restaurant after a judge ruled that its former owner falsely trademarked the moniker in 1981. The..
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Pubs in line for £20m refund following copyright ruling

Pubs, restaurants and hotels in England could share £20m in refunds after the High Court upheld a complaint from the British Beer and Pub Association and the British Retail Consortium which said they had being paying too much to play recorded music.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Cross-party approval rushes through Digital Economy Act

The UK Parliament has passed the controversial Digital Economy Act, after opposition Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs agreed not to vote against it.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

French anti-piracy law fails to stem piracy

France’s strict new anti-piracy laws have failed to stem the rise of online copyright infringement, according to a recent study.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Google accuses Viacom of secret YouTube uploads

The drama continues to unfold in the billion-dollar copyright suit between Google’s YouTube and Viacom, with YouTube accusing Viacom executives of secretively uploading to the video-sharing site while publicly complaining about copyright infringement.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Trademark dispute sinks Cipriani restaurant

The Cipriani London restaurant, favourite eatery of celebrities such as Elton John and Naomi Campbell, has filed for administration after losing a costly trademark battle.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Google AdWords: Did Google really win?

Dr Alexander von Mühlendahl, JD, LLM, attorney-at-law/Rechtsanwalt, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

Advocate general advises against Monsanto in DNA case

US biotech firm Monsanto cannot use its European patent on the DNA sequence of its Roundup Ready soybean seeds to block Argentinean imports of processed soybean meal into the EU, according the European Court of Justice advocate general.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

EPO elects president fourth time round

After three failed attempts, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office has elected Benoît Battistelli to become its next president.
Online Published Date:  27 April 2010
Appeared in issue:  Vol 33 No 4 - 01 April 2010

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