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  1. Legal news
    12 September 2019
    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

    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

    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
    22 January 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: Complicating database right enforcement

    Toby Bond analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

  5. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    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 ...

  6. Twobirds news
    04 August 2020
    Bird & Bird advises Elite World Group on new venture for the creation of digital talents and models

    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").

  7. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    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 ...

  8. Legal news
    08 October 2019
    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    11 April 2019
    The EU Copyright Directive: New exception for text and data mining

    Following on from Eleonora Rosati's look at Article 15, Benoit Van Asbroeck and Charlotte Haine take a look at the next key provision in MediaWrites' series on the EU Copyright Directive, providing an overview of ...