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  1. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Prior right of work title and character name and its protection
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/prior-right-of-work-title-and-character-name-and-its-protection

    With the development and prosperity of the cultural and entertainment industry, many well-known movies, animations, online games and other works are facing increasing intellectual property protection issues. How to ...

  2. Legal news
    09 October 2020
    Rapid Reaction: TRP v SIS: Court of Appeal gives decision in live sports data case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/breach-of-confidence-sis-wins

    By a 2-1 majority SIS have succeeded in overturning the decision that they acted in breach of confidence by receiving raceday data from the Tote.

  3. Twobirds news
    16 October 2019
    Rapid response: Sky's trade marks "a monopoly of immense breadth" as AG Tanchev finds them contrary to public policy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/rapid-response-skys-trade-marks-a-monopoly-of-immense-breadth

    Today, the CJEU's Advocate General has handed down an opinion in one of the most interesting trade mark cases before the courts this year. Senior Associate Tristan Sherliker considers the outcome and the long term ...

  4. Twobirds news
    19 December 2018
    Bird & Bird appoints new Intellectual Property partner in Sweden, Monique Wadsted
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/uk/bird-and-bird-appoints-new-intellectual-property-partner-in-sweden-monique-wadsted

    International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed well known intellectual property lawyer Monique Wadsted as a partner in its Intellectual Property Group and Media, Entertainment and Sport Groups, based in Stockholm.

  5. Legal news
    05 August 2019
    Live Long and Prosper
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/live-long-and-prosper

    On 26th January 2018, Star Trek Private Equity LLC (the Applicant) filed EU trade mark (EUTM) application No 17741497 for the STAR TREK SPORT NUTRITION figurative mark (shown right) in relation to “dietary and ...

  6. Legal news
    19 February 2019
    EU Copyright Directive: Consolidated text now available
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-copyright-directive-consolidated-text-now-available

    Head of the Media, Entertainment and Sport Group, Phil Sherrell, and Senior Public Affairs Manager Francine Cunningham provide the latest on the EU Copyright Directive.

  7. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  8. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Courtroom Drama – Spanish courts rule in favour of scriptwriter behind Netflix’s smash hit series Money Heist
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/spanish-courts-rule-in-favour-of-scriptwriter-behind-netflixs-smash-hit-series-money-heist

    La Casa de Papel (known as "Money Heist" in the UK), Netflix's most watched Spanish series, recently premiered its fourth season while many of the world's countries are in lockdown, becoming an instant success.