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  • CJEU gives clearer picture of copyright law in Cordoba case

    August 08, 2018

    Copying work onto a server and uploading it is deemed “communication to the public" in a decision that also distinguishes between hyperlinking and posting online under copyright law

  • Taste of cheese can’t be copyright protected: CJEU AG

    July 25, 2018

    A top EU court adviser has recommended that the taste of cheese not be protected by copyright and that protection should only be applied to work that is seen or heard

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards Winners 2018 revealed

    March 09, 2018

    The EMEA Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 8, and recognised the best intellectual property firms in 25 countries and by region

  • Managing IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    February 05, 2018

    Managing IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlists

  • IP cases to look out for in Europe in 2018

    January 05, 2018

    Hip hop music, the Louboutin red sole shoes and copyright protection for food are among the subjects of disputes pending before the European courts. Managing IP provides a guide to some of the more significant cases coming up this year

  • CJEU rules TV programme copies in cloud must be authorised by copyright holder

    November 30, 2017

    In its VCAST v RTI judgement, the CJEU has ruled that copies of television programmes made available by being saved in the cloud must be authorised by the holder of the copyright or related rights because the service constitutes a retransmission

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Physical markets can be forced to stop sales of fakes - CJEU

    July 12, 2016

    The operator of a physical market is an intermediary under the EU Enforcement Directive, and is subject to the same requirements as the operator of an online marketplace, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled

  • Inventor awards and latest people moves in Europe

    June 16, 2016

    In our latest people and firms round up for Europe, we report on last week’s European Inventor Awards and summarise recent people news, as firms gear up for the introduction of the UPC

  • UK Supreme Court finds against Trunki in design case

    March 14, 2016

    The UK IPO will provide updated guidance for design applicants after the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that PMS International’s Kiddee Case does not infringe Magmatic’s registered community design (RCD) for the Trunki suitcase

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

  • Interview: Andrea Brewster, CIPA President, on diversity in IP

    December 01, 2015

    Now well into her term as president of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Andrea Brewster recently talked to Managing IP about the new IP Inclusive initiative, the need to promote diversity in the IP professions and her hopes for the Unitary Patent

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