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CopyC@ Pizzerias – D.C. Circuit affirms dismissal of &Pizza’s IP suit against foreign copycat

In a case “test[ing] the limits of the extraterritorial application of the Copyright and Lanham Acts,” the D.C. Circuit affirms the dismissal of design-your-own pizza restaurant ...

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EU Commission calls “game over” on geoblocking by Valve gaming platform “Steam” and others
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The European Commission recently imposed fines to a hefty total of EUR 7.8 million on six video gaming organisations for “geo-blocking” conducts: Valve – the well-known...

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Second Times the Fraud: DC Circuit supports Copyright Royalty Board sanctions against fraudulent royalty fee seeker

The D.C. Circuit affirms a Copyright Royalty Board decision to sanction a copyright royalty collections agent by preventing the agent from pursuing a number of its royalty claims after the...

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Lindgren heirs win in dispute over Pippi Longstocking lyrics

In a recent ruling by the Regional Court Hamburg (Case No. 308 O 431/17), the court awarded the heirs of children's book author Astrid Lindgren a right to information, injunctive relief ...

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Bill on the protection of freedom of speech on social media

The Polish Ministry of Justice published a bill on the Protection of the Freedom of Speech on Social Media. The bill’s aim is to provide a legal framework to protect social media...

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Brexit deal: what you need to know about IP
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The UK and EU announced on 24 December 2020 that they had reached a deal, pursuant to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), that determines the framework for the new...

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Q&A: Why you should consider registering your copyright in China

While not compulsory, getting a copyright registration in China can offer many benefits to IP owners. This article will give an overview of the copyright registration system in China....

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Dealing with social media influencers in China
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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wishing to engage with influencers (or other talent) for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions in China. It...

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Welcoming new IPMT partners and counsel in 2021

We are delighted to announce our new IPMT partners and counsel. The promoted members of the IPMT practice span patents, trademarks, unfair competition, domain names, copyright,...

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