Intellectual Property & Media Law

IP and IT Law (1 January – 14 January)

IP and IT News Burberry and Louis Vuitton lose counterfeiting case in Singapore WIPR – 9 January In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Singapore, Burberry and Louis Vuitton have lost their trade mark dispute appeal. The two brands had accused Megastar Shipping of handling over 15,000 counterfeit products which were headed to. Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: December Teaser

This month’s IP and IT Briefing features two decisions in criminal copyright infringement cases. The first is a decision of the CJEU (Case C‑572/17 Imran Syed [ECLI:EU:C:2018:1033]), which addresses whether storage of copyright-infringing goods constitutes an infringement of the copyright owner’s distribution right. The court ruled that it may do so, but that national courts. Read more

IP & IT Law (26 November – 10 December)

IP & IT News Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg’s exposed emails BBC News – 6 December Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is facing another accusation of data misuse. A number of confidential internal emails supposedly confirm the social media company shared data to third-parties after the cut-off point. Facebook has published a response to this and other. Read more

Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: November Teaser

Nine months after hearing oral argument in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) & Anor (rev 1) [2018] UKSC 56, the UK Supreme Court issued its judgment on 14 November. The judgment comprises opinions by four of the five judges, addressing the four issues on appeal: (1) construction of claim 3 of. Read more

IP & IT Law (12 November – 26 November)

IP & IT News Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine BBC News – 21 November Facebook has appealed the £500,000 fine they received following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The social network claims that UK users’ data was not shared inappropriately and the fine was unreasonable. Initial reports suggested that 1.1 million UK-based users had. Read more

IP & IT Law (29 October – 12 November)

IP & IT News Arron Banks’s firm and Leave.EU face £135k fines over data misuse The Guardian – 6 November Leave.EU, the Brexit campaign group owned by Arron Banks, and another of his companies will face fines of up to £135,000 over misuse of data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are in the middle of. Read more

Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: October Teaser

This months’ IP & IT Briefing looks at three significant Court of Appeal judgments published in October – two on patents and one on trade marks – and provides an update on Brexit planning and negotiations. The decision in Unwired Planet International Ltd & Anor v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ. Read more

IP & IT Law (15 October – 29 October)

IP & IT News British Airways: 185,000 more passengers may have had details stolen The Guardian – 25 October Last month, British Airways revealed that that 380,000 payment cards might be at risk, due to a data breach. The company has now revealed another 185,000 passengers may have had their personal data stolen. British Airways. Read more

Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: September Teaser

This month’s IP & IT Briefing includes cases covering all the main IP rights. In Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd v UCB Pharma SA & Ors [2018] EWHC 2264 (Pat), Mr Justice Birss had to assess the scope of a US patent, in a case that involved extensive consideration of US law. It arose from a. Read more

IP & IT Law (17 September – 1 October)

IP & IT News Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private BBC News – 30 September The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has forced Elon Musk to step down as chair of Tesla after allegations of securities fraud. The decision follows tweets Musk posted about taking the firm private, causing shares to. Read more

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