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The SAP v. Diageo decision – a realistic approach to indirect access?

Following the high court decision in the case of SAP UK Limited (SAP) v. Diageo Great Britain Ltd (Diageo), routine software arrangements many organisations have in place could become subject to significant additional costs....more

5/18/2017  /  IP License , Salesforce , Software , UK

Modified set-top boxes and copyright infringement – where do we stand?

In an important decision for rights holders everywhere, on 26 April 2017, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that the sale of multimedia devices that have been modified to allow end users to stream pirated content is...more

UK Media Developments and Predictions for 2016

2015 was an interesting year in the UK media industry and we are already well into the first quarter of what is expected to be a very fascinating and busy 2016. Set out below are a number of legal developments which we expect...more

Direct injection broadcasting – who is communicating to the public?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a broadcaster is not making a communication to the public for the purposes of Article 3(1) of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) (Article 3(1)) when it transmits...more

Modern Slavery Act 2015: New guidance for retailers

The Modern Slavery Act came into force on 31 July 2015. It is the first of its kind in Europe and marks the UK's attempt to combat modern slavery. The Act will require retailers to ensure that slavery and human trafficking...more

No lounging about – use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in only one member state may result in revocation

In a decision which appears inconsistent with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Leno Merken, the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that use of a CTM in only one...more

Is it the end of the line for our current broadcasting regulatory framework?

On 26 March 2015, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a consultation paper titled "The balance of payments between television platforms and public service broadcasters – options for deregulation" (the...more

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