Archive for the ‘UK and Europe’ Category

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Jurisdiction in Keyword Advertising Disputes After Wintersteiger

Keyword advertising raises interesting questions beyond the run-of-the-mill trademark infringement and unfair competition issues typically discussed. For instance, if a sponsored ad can be clicked in three separate countries, can the Courts of each of those countries take jurisdiction to hear and determine a dispute? The Court of Justice of the European Union has given [...]

UsedSoft v. Oracle article published by Society for Computers and Law

I’m really pleased to have had my review of the Court of Justice’s seminal UsedSoft v. Oracle decision published by the prestigious Society for Computers and Law.  Click the image to go there.

Some recent trade mark articles

Further to my copyright post here, I’ve set out below a list of recent trade mark articles and quotes, with links where possible.  A list of my recent copyright publications is here, and there’s a full list of all publications here. “National Use Neither Proves Nor Precludes Finding of Genuine Use of a Community Trade [...]

Some recent copyright articles

I haven’t been able to write here for some time, but I have been writing elsewhere.  Here’s a list of my recent copyright articles, with links.  A list of my recent trade mark publications is here, and there’s a full list of all publications here. “EU Court Ruling Chips Away At Software Copyrights,” quoted, Law [...]

YouTube Loses Again

Below is a Google translation of the Hamburg District Court’s press release of today, when YouTube was found liable for copyright infringement. I haven’t proof read it yet, so it might not make much sense…

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Pinterest’s New Terms Expand Indemnity, Ban Commercial Use, Prevent Users Suing Cold Brew Labs

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Pinterest emailed users to say it was updating its Terms of Service.  Make no mistake – this is a pretty significant re-write, and kudos to Pinterest for making both sets readily available so we can compare and contrast them.  The “proposed” terms come into effect on April 6, 2012 and [...]

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Happy New Year!

A quick note to mark the passing of 2011 and the start of 2012. Thank you all for reading and commenting here (and on Twitter) on the stories that have been reported on these pages. I’m looking forward to posting much more in 2012. There has been plenty to contemplate in the last 12 months [...]

More #badIPnews

With the increasing importance of intellectual property on companies’ balance sheets, and the rise in litigation between them, the law of averages dictates that we’ll be noticing more mistakes in articles discussing the nature of IP and its territorial limits.  You know the sort of thing I mean: bloggers who note how someone is patenting [...]

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Help Us, Copyright; You’re Our Only Hope!

As any celebrity – and certain governments and law firms – will tell you, there are risks as well as benefits in being connected to publicly accessible networks.  Individuals and collectives such as Wikileaks, Anonymous and LulzSec have embarrassed the US government, the law firm ACS:Law, and now Scarlett Johannson and Jessica Alba by exposing [...]

Make IT easier for yourself

In addition to being able to follow this blog on Twitter, LinkedIn and via RSS, I’ve added a new subscription box to the right hand side of each page so that you can receive new posts via email as soon as they’re posted.  You can choose to receive extracts or full text emails, in either [...]