PLC Magazine IP and IT Bytes, December 2019

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PLC magazine IP/IT Bytes for December has now been published. In this issue we have the following material: ​Copyright: joint authorship Kogan v Martin and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1645. ​Trade Marks: lack of clarity and precision and bad faith Sky ...

30 December 2019

The German courts provide clarity in regards to the use of Google AdWords that are identical to third party trade marks

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The German Federal Court of Justice has given a judgment which holds that a trade mark owner may have grounds to oppose the use of a trade mark if that trade mark is used misleadingly in advertisements originating from a Google search and that result in the ...

04 December 2019

Amendments to the Singapore Arbitration Act And International Arbitration Act to Clarify the Arbitrability of IP Disputes in Singapore

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Amendments to the Singapore Arbitration Act ("AA") and the International Arbitration Act ("IAA") which clarify that disputes in relation to IP rights ("IPR disputes") are capable of being settled by arbitration in Singapore and that an arbitral award ...

26 November 2019

An initial analysis: The UK High Court examines the implications of the CJEU judgments in both Svensson and GS Media, and clarifies the position on copyright infringement in relation to hyperlinks.

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The High Court has provided a complex decision regarding the situation in which a party will be held liable for copyright infringement when it provides a hyperlink to external content. The court examined in detail the CJEU's decisions in Svensson and GS Media ...

05 November 2019

Supreme Court awards £2M under UK inventor compensation scheme for invention of 'outstanding benefit' to employer

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Today the Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by Professor Shanks against his former employer, Unilever, awarding him £2M in compensation for his invention. This case is of real significance for all innovative businesses since it potentially increases the ...

23 October 2019