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New procedures for unlocking access to orphan works

New procedures for unlocking access to orphan works

30 Oct 2014

From 29 October 2014, the Copyright and Rights in Performances Regulations 2014 come into force, establishing a procedure under which a licence to use orphan works may be obtained.

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IPEC damages cap of £500,000 does not apply separately to each defendant in an action where there are multiple defendants

IPEC damages cap of £500,000 does not apply separately to each defendant in an action where there are multiple defendants

30 Oct 2014

Mr Justice Birss ruled that the IPEC damages cap of £500,000 as set out in CPR 63.17A is to apply to all defendants in a single action and not in relation to each defendant.

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It’s another website blocking injunction, but not as we know it….

It’s another website blocking injunction, but not as we know it….

By and | 22 Oct 2014

This is arguably the first occasion where an application for a website-blocking order against internet service providers has been granted in order to combat trade mark infringement.

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Major reforms in the IP world today (and still more to come…)

Major reforms in the IP world today (and still more to come…)

By | 01 Oct 2014

Changes to design and patent law: implementation of a number of design and patent provisions in the IPA 2014 come into force today.

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Storm clouds and silver linings - Copyright issues for users accessing Media Content from the "Internet of Things"

Storm clouds and silver linings - Copyright issues for users accessing Media Content from the "Internet of Things"

By | 23 Sep 2014

The legal issues thrown out by the cloud, or cloud computing, are regularly analysed and commented on, but the concept of the cloud is constantly evolving.

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What is Common General Knowledge?

What is Common General Knowledge?

11 Sep 2014

Teva has successfully revoked a patent owned by AstraZeneca for the treatment of asthma for lack of inventive step.

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Think twice before you post goal videos, or you could find yourself on the penalty spot...

Think twice before you post goal videos, or you could find yourself on the penalty spot...

05 Sep 2014

The press has recently reported that the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has objected to members of the public sharing video clips of goals scored in FAPL matches via social media.

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Ova but not out: a tale of patents and parthenotes

Ova but not out: a tale of patents and parthenotes

01 Sep 2014

What constitutes a human embryo is important to determine the patentability of certain biotech inventions.

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Safety net for safeners?

Safety net for safeners?

By | 04 Aug 2014

The CJEU has considered the question of what is meant by 'product' and 'active ingredient' in the Medicinal Product SPC Regulation in a number of cases.

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