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  1. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    Dissecting TCL v Ericsson – what went wrong?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/dissecting-tcl-v-ericsson-what-went-wrong

    Ericsson has a world-class portfolio of cellular SEPs which it is keen to license on FRAND terms, but the long-awaited decision of a California court in a case involving the Swedish company and TCL may not have ...

  2. Legal news
    24 May 2019
    Can CRISPR save the Cavendish?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/can-crispr-save-the-cavendish

    The world's most popular banana is dying. Scientists are using the gene-editing mechanism CRISPR to try and save it from extinction.

  3. Legal news
    04 July 2018
    Conference message optimistic about UPC/UP system's future
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/conference-message-optimistic-about-upc-up-systems-future

    At the annual Premier Cercle conference on the UPC and UP in Munich yesterday Bird & Bird lawyers from the UK and Germany joined delegates including private practice and in-house lawyers and patent attorneys, EPO ...

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Finding the Plot for Database Rights: Ordnance Survey v 77m: Database rights in and infringement of a geospatial address dataset
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/finding-the-plot-for-database-rights

    In 77m Ltd v Ordnance Survey Ltd the English High Court held that a geospatial address dataset creator was liable for infringement of database rights.

  5. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Brand owners cannot use intellectual property rights to restrict cross-border sales of goods in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/brand-owners-cannot-use-intellectual-property-rights-to-restrict-cross-border-sales-of-goods

    The Commission has recently found that Nike, Sanrio and NBC Universal's non-exclusive distribution agreements of IP protected merchandise included territorial restrictions in breach of Article 101 TFEU. The ...

  6. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    Protecting your shop interior: what are the options?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/protecting-your-shop-interior

    An original look can be a great selling point for your store as well as an easy way for customers to recognize your brand without even looking at the name. Yet how do you keep copycats from running away with your ...

  7. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Patents: cancellation of RAND trial
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/patents-cancellation-of-rand-trial

    The Court of Appeal has cancelled a RAND trial because it would serve no useful purpose where an undertaking was given not to enforce the right to a FRAND licence in respect of a UK patent which had been held valid and ...

  8. Legal news
    26 March 2019
    News in Today: EU Copyright Directive given final approval
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/news-in-today-eu-copyright-directive-given-final-approval

    The European Parliament has today voted to formally approve the new Copyright Directive. MEPs voted to adopt the text without amendments with 348 votes in favour and 274 against.

  9. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    Manufacturing and stockpiling waiver set to limit rights of holders of SPCs for medicines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/manufacturing-and-stockpiling-waiver-set-to-limit-rights-of-holders-of-spcs-for-medicines

    On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament approved, by a large majority, an amendment of the Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates ("SPCs").

  10. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: the press publishers’ right
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-eu-copyright-directive-the-press-publishers-right

    Eleonora Rosati begins our series of articles considering key provisions of the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive). First up, the Article 15 press publishers' right.