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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    CV-Online Latvia: Complicating database right enforcement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/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.

  7. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Database rights: infringement by re-utilisation and extraction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/database-rights-infringement-by-reutilisation-and-extraction

    The Advocate General (AG) has opined that a search engine's copying and indexing of an online database will only amount to re-utilisation and extraction of the database if it adversely affects the database maker's ...

  8. 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").

  9. 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 ...