IP law

5 Copyright Traps You Never Knew About

by Legal Author June 24, 2013 Copyright Law

credit: MrGluSniffer Copyright law can be a brutal and mercenary field. Intellectual property holders are constantly in a struggle to protect their content from unauthorized sharing or duplication by third parties, and an ever-expanding arsenal has developed to combat the eroding of IP rights. One of the lesser-known weapons in this arsenal is the “copyright […]

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YouTube Videos: What Fair Use Laws Mean

by Jason April 18, 2013 Copyright Law

(Mainly based on US copyright laws) Although YouTube is an amazing platform for social activity and gaining the approval of the public, it is also subjected to a wide variety of copyright infringement practices. Users are suspended and videos are banned on a regular basis as many people use copyrighted materials to make their videos. […]

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Intellectual property legal system overhauled for SMEs

by Wayne Beynon March 13, 2013 Business Law

A small claims track has been introduced for SME Intellectual Property cases, explains Wayne Beynon, one of a team of Media & IP lawyers at Cardiff and London based law firm, Capital Law. The close of 2012 saw the launch of the new ‘small claims track’ for intellectual property cases. The new process, introduced by the […]

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Unified Patents and the Unified Patent Court (UPC): Big Changes in European Patent Protection and Enforcement

by VolpeAndKoenig February 21, 2013 IP & Technology

In December 2012, the European Parliament and Member States reached a long-awaited agreement approving a unitary European patent.  The European Parliament approved two European Union (EU) regulations, one creating a European patent with unitary effect (or “unitary patent”) and the other creating a multinational Unified Patent Court (UPC).  Before it can become effective, at least […]

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Next Weekend’s “Harbowl”: How Roy Fox abandoned his trademark application and obeyed the NFL legal department

by VolpeKoenig January 29, 2013 Trademarks

In February 2012, while watching football, Indiana resident Roy Fox pondered the idea of two siblings coaching opposite teams in the Super Bowl. Not unlike the “Manning Bowl,” when brother quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning competed in the big game, Fox conceived of a “Harbowl,” where sibling coaches John and Jim Harbaugh might lead opposing […]

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Trade marks and choice of brand name in Scotland

by Peter Galloway January 13, 2013 IP & Technology

Blog post regarding the Scottish tradition in trade marks, as published to Intellectual Property Blawg. Scotland’s strong brands spring from early international demand for this country’s premium quality products.  The need for a trade mark to identify the source and protect goodwill is multiplied when goods are shipped abroad and the consumer must rely on […]

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Subscription-Based Services and IP Law

by Cameron Tyler July 10, 2012 Intellectual Property

Over the past decade, the way in which people listen to music has changed dramatically. As the Internet has become a place that is nearly as much about socializing and entertainment as it is about the sharing of information, it’s no surprise that large part of our musical lives have moved online. CDs have largely […]

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