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  1. Legal news
    12 September 2019
    News in Today: European Parliament adopts its position on Copyright Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/news-in-today-european-parliament-adopts-its-position-on-copyright-directive

    After two years of heated discussions and delays as previously reported on MediaWrites, the European Parliament today gave its seal of approval to the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, ...

  2. Legal news
    05 August 2020
    Copyright: subsistence in functional shapes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/copyright-subsistence-in-functional-shapes

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that copyright may subsist in a product whose shape is necessary to obtain a technical result, provided that the shape is an original expression of the author's free and ...

  3. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    National copyright decisions round-up 2019 for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/national-copyright-decisions-round-up-2019-for-the-journal-of-intellectual-property-law-and-practice

    In 2019, national courts in individual EU Member States and in Australia delivered a series of important rulings in the copyright field. This contribution provides a round-up of the most significant judgments issued in ...

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Getting to know our newly appointed IP Partners
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/getting-to-know-our-newly-appointed-ip-partners

    Our international IP team are thrilled to announce the promotion of 3 new partners today. These promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure the diversity of our team develops to reflect the rich pool of talent ...

  5. Twobirds news
    04 August 2020
    Bird & Bird advises Elite World Group on new venture for the creation of digital talents and models
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-advises-elite-world-group-on-new-venture-for-the-creation-of-digital-talents

    International law firm Bird & Bird advised Elite World Group ("Elite"), the world's largest model management network, on the establishment of a new agency called EWG Virtual ("EWG").

  6. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    Copyright: infringement by sampling
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/copyright-infringement-by-sampling

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a phonogram producer's exclusive right to reproduce and distribute allowed them to stop another person from taking a very short sound sample, unless the sample was ...

  7. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    Copyright: exceptions for reporting current events and quotations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/copyright-exceptions-for-reporting-current-events-and-quotations

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on questions relating to exceptions for reporting current events and quotations, arising from a dispute involving the operator of an online news portal over publication of ...

  8. Legal news
    05 October 2018
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019: Brexit and Copyright: More Questions than Answers?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2019-brexit

    The 5th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Phil Sherrell of Bird & Bird.

  9. Legal news
    05 October 2018
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019: An update on Copyright Law in the United Kingdom
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2019-uk

    The 5th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Phil Sherrell of Bird & Bird.