The EU’s controversial copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of the internet, the chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation will warn today.
Published 9 October 2019
Profit before tax at IP attorneys Murgitroyd rose by 16.4 per cent to £4.16 million while revenue increased by 7.5 per cent to £48m this year, its preliminary financial results to 31 May 2019 show.
Published 18 September 2019
Sampling without authorisation can infringe a phonogram producer’s rights, though the use of a sound sample taken from a phonogram in a modified form unrecognisable to the ear does not infringe those rights, even without such authorisation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case first brought by the German electronic group Kraftwerk 20 years ago.
Published 30 July 2019
Cameron Intellectual Property has announced major growth plans for London.
Published 10 July 2019
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has granted the first ever multimedia trademark.
Published 1 July 2019
A ban on trademarks of "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols has been struck down by the US Supreme Court in a case involving a clothing brand with a sensitive name.
Published 25 June 2019
Scottish lawyer Fiona Nicolson is to become president of a global intellectual property organisation.
Published 8 May 2019
Scotland’s national drink has secured enhanced legal protection in South Korea after the Scotch Whisky Association’s application to register “Scotch Whisky” as a certification trademark was successful.
Published 8 May 2019
Published 15 April 2019
In an age where viral marketing and social media reign supreme, establishing the best method of enforcing your intellectual property rights (“IPR”) can be a thorny issue. Recent years have seen large companies take an increasingly creative approach to managing their IPR, especially trade marks and copyright, often to great effect, writes Megan Briggs.
Published 11 April 2019
Bookings are being taken for the Faculty of Advocates’ 12th World Intellectual Property Day Conference, which is expected once again to attract a full house.
Published 2 April 2019
Cameron Intellectual Property has established a partnership with German-based RGTH (Richter Gerbaulet Thielemann Hofmann) to mitigate the uncertainty posed by Brexit.
Published 25 March 2019
Patent applications originating from Scotland continue to grow, according to the latest data released by the European Patent Office (EPO).
Published 19 March 2019
Burness Paull LLP and Brodies LLP have scored double wins for their intellectual property teams at an international awards ceremony.
Published 11 March 2019
Marks & Clerk has been named the top filer of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in the EU, according to figures released by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
Published 22 January 2019