Intellectual property news and updates

UK and EU copyright law set to diverge

Chris Skidmore has announced that the UK will not be implementing the EU Copyright Directive after the UK leaves the EU.

What does a 'no deal' Brexit mean for your intellectual property?

The UK government has published guidance on how IP rights will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a formal agreement in place. Read our overview covering all areas of IP rights.

The European Parliament votes in favour of controversial changes to EU copyright law

The European Parliament has now voted in favour of the controversial copyright reform. We explain the details of these changes to EU copyright law.

‘Live’ Blocking Orders – Football Association Premier League v BT

The High Court awards the FAPL with an extension to their 'live' blocking order.

Controversial changes to EU copyright law put on hold by EU parliament

The European Union Parliament has side-lined the contentious EU Copyright Directive.

European Union commission notice highlights impact of Brexit in the field of copyright

We highlight the changes to copyright that will come into place due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU by April 2019

Ed Sheeran settles copyright lawsuit

In the last few days, Ed Sheeran has settled the $20 million copyright lawsuit filed against him, we consider other recent copyright infringement cases and how copyright can be protected against.

The Right to Repair and Update

The long running ‘right to repair’/’spare parts’ saga took another interesting step forward with the recent Mars UK Ltd v Tecknowledge Ltd case—curiously, in the unlikely field of software. Intellectual Property occupies an equivocal area of the law. Monopolistic protection is permitted, exceptionally, to preserve individual ownership…

Hyperlinking – the verdict from the CJEU

We take a look at the ruling from the CJEU in the copyright dispute between GS Media and Sanoma

Hyperlinking – an act of copyright infringement?

Ahead of a ruling to be handed down later this week, we take a look at the dispute between GS Media BV (“GS Media”) and Sanoma Media Netherlands BV (“Sanoma”).

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