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  1. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    Copyright Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/copyright-directive

    Our DSM Copyright Directive Tracker contains information about the approach to implementation taken in the Member States where we have offices, including noteworthy implications of the legislative changes in particular ...

  2. Twobirds news
    07 March 2019
    Bird & Bird IP team is named 'European Copyright Firm of the Year' at the 14th Annual Managing IP (MIP) Awards
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/ip-team-is-named-european-copyright-firm-of-the-year-at-the-14th-annual-managing-ip-mip-awards

    Congratulations were in order for Bird & Bird's international IP team last night at the European MIP Awards ceremony in London. The team was nominated for 25 categories across our European offices and took home:

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    22 February 2021
    Acquiring a Trade Mark Portfolio – Some Practical Tips
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/acquiring-a-trade-mark-portfolio-some-practical-tips

    Whilst there have been a number of unfortunate and high-profile retail causalities as a result of COVID-19, these casualties have created exciting opportunities for other retail and consumer brands looking to expand ...

  8. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    UK customs enforcement after Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/brexit-update-uk-customs-enforcement-from-1-january-2021

    HM Revenue and Customs ("HMRC") has provided some important updates on the UK Customs Enforcement process which rights holders and representatives will now need to follow given that the transition period has ended. A ...

  9. 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 ...