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Garcia v. Google, Inc. -
USCA Ninth Circuit, February 26, 2014 -
In Depth -
Ninth Circuit panel rules that Google must remove Innocence of Muslims video from YouTube, concluding that plaintiff actress,...more
Can a video game company use an athlete’s likeness in a game without his or her permission? The answer is maybe.
The Ninth Circuit recently rejected Jim Brown’s Lanham Act Section 43 claim against Electronic Arts, Inc....more
Prize promotions are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool used globally for attracting customers. The internet and various social media platforms make this an attractive, cost efficient means of reaching a...more
Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more
Have you always wanted to own “The One Ring to Rule Them All” of Lord of the Rings fame? Do you dream of an engagement ring just like Kate Middleton’s? Your dreams can come true with a visit to Emitations.com, a website...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing a district court’s ruling finding unconstitutional the provisions of the Washington Personality Rights Act pertaining to post-mortem publicity rights, qualified that...more
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill continues its progress through the legislature and we await Royal Assent. Throughout the process, amendments have been discussed in the House of Commons and, lately, in the House...more
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot....more
On 20 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the collective management of copyright and related rights directive (Directive), which aims to make it easier for online providers to stream music in multiple EU countries....more
By now, you’ve probably heard the agonized shrieks of your friendly neighborhood copyright lawyer, decrying the Ninth Circuit’s opinion Garcia v. Google. If you haven’t had the time or inclination to read the opinion, here is...more
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (“Comcast”) initiated a declaratory judgment action relating to the following three patents owned by Eclipse IP LLC (“Eclipse”)...more
In another iteration of the ongoing conflict between television content owners and the Internet television company Aereo, a Utah district court enters a preliminary injunction against Aereo, pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s...more
The European Commission has commenced a games industry consultation, looking to assess the impact of in-app purchasing models. ...more
Alcohol brands have had a historic association with sports sponsorship, but stricter regulation in Europe has been on a steady incline.
31 January 2014 saw the introduction by the Portman Group of the UK’s new Code of...more
Because sweepstakes and contests are such a popular marketing strategy, many industries develop promotions specifically tied to their products. For the world of sports trading cards, one popular promotion is the “box break.”...more
A chance to win one billion dollars. Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that they are teaming up to award one billion dollars to be shared by persons who correctly predict the winners of every game in...more
In a First, Dreft Sponsors—And Tweets About—Jonas Baby -
In what appears to be the first endorsement for a celebrity baby birth, Dreft laundry detergent announced the arrival of the first born child of Kevin Jonas, the...more
With harmonisation of collective rights management in the EU having been on the European Commission’s agenda since as far back as 1995, 4 November 2013 saw the conclusion of negotiations concerning the Directive on collective...more
Can you afford to lose € 71 million of revenues a year? This is the likely thought of Italian major TV companies after having read about the approval by the Senate of a gaming law named “delega fiscale law” providing a...more
As we have posted about more than a few times on DuetsBlog over the years (like here and here), the OLYMPICS trademark and the Olympic Rings mark are highly enforced marks that uniquely bear special protection granted from...more
In This Issue:
Experience with the USPTO’s First Action Interview Program; “Patent Trolls” Beware – Congress Tackles Vexatious Patent Litigation; Evolving Data Protection Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Arena and Their...more
As you might recall from our previous post, each year the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) starts a procedure for the approval of guidelines – as issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A – regarding the sale...more
By 30 November 2014, a governmentally appointed investigator shall present his or her view on the necessary amendments of the Swedish prohibition against the promotion of unlicensed gambling. In addition, the investigator has...more
French television production company Atlantique Productions, S.A. sued ION Media Networks, Inc. for breach of contract, and related claims, based on negotiations regarding U.S. television distribution of the internationally...more
The UK’s advertising regulator has published a new Help Note on the rules for gambling advertisements to assist the industry to be responsible and to ensure that children, as well as vulnerable people, are protected....more
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