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Copyright protection for computer software - Court of Appeal holds firm

In SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd, the Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal by SAS concerning the extent to which copyright protection can be granted to computer software.
26 November 2013

The works of Eva Cassidy – copyright and a distribution dispute

What are the implications of Straw & Anors v Jennings, the High Court distribution and copyright dispute  concerning the late vocalist, Eva Cassidy?
18 November 2013

Publication

Casino de Monte-Carlo fails in trademark infringement and passing-off claims

Dickerson and Shaw have published an article in 'World Trademark Review Daily' on the claim by Casino de Monte-Carlo for trademark infringement and passing off, which was dismissed on both counts.
18 November 2013

Defamatory material on websites – is the website host liable?

Website operators will shortly have a defence to claims of defamation arising from statements posted by others on their sites provided they can show that they did not themselves post the statement.
14 November 2013

Can you withdraw permission to use a trade mark?

Handbags? In Martin Y Paz Diffusion SA v David Depuydt, the European Court was asked whether it was possible to withdraw consent given for the concurrent use of a trade mark for leather goods.
03 October 2013

A bad bet: Monte-Carlo Casino fails in claim for trade mark infringement and passing off

Why did SBM, the owner of Casino de Monte-Carlo, fail in its claim for trade mark infringement and passing off against AIL who provided 'fun' casino entertainment at weddings and corporate functions?
19 September 2013

Interesting evidence decision at the IPO

How does the IPO decide a case when the parties don't turn up? See how the IPO hearing officer dealt with this unusual question in the case of Coupling Technology Limited v Coupling Solutions LLC.
11 September 2013

Hard line on patent threats reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal

A patent threats principle laid down in the nineteenth century has been reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd v Clariant Produkte.
07 August 2013

Anti-counterfeiting – World Trademark Review

Jeremy Dickerson, Emily Roberts and Georgina Shaw from our Intellectual Property team give practical guidance and advice in World Trademark Review to rights owners managing anti-counterfeiting issues.
05 June 2013
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