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Court of Justice of the European Union Holds that ISPs May Be Ordered to Block Customer Access to Websites Infringing Copyright

UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH - On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that ISPs may be ordered to block their customers’...more

Law À La Mode: Special Edition – INTA 2014

In This Issue: - MODERNISATION OF THE TRADEMARK SYSTEM: Is Europe on the cusp of trademark law reform? - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Brand owners face unique challenges in Russia - DETAINING COUNTERFEIT GOODS: New...more

ITC Says the Importation of Digital Data Can Constitute Importation of a Patent-Infringing Product

On April 3, 2014, the United States International Trade Commission affirmed that the importation of digital data via electronic transmission can constitute “importation” of a patent-infringing product in violation of Section...more

No surprises as CJEU upholds website blocking injunctions

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) last week upheld the system of website blocking injunctions in place in Austria, following a reference from the Austrian Supreme Court in the case of UPC Telekabel v...more

The Umpire Strikes Back: European Court Rules That ISPs Can Be Forced to Block Pirate Websites

On March 27, 2014, the highest court in the European Union—the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU)—decided that copyright owners have the right to seek injunctions against Internet service providers (ISPs)...more

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

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

Google To Get Grilling Before UK Courts for Covert Safari Browser Tracking

High Court Judge Mr Justice Michael Tugendhat has declared in the case Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc. [2014] EWHC 13 (QB) (16 January 2014) that infamous U.S. corporation Google Inc. (‘Google’) will face the scrutiny of the...more

Third-Party Service Providers Not Liable for Contributory Trademark Infringement

Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 17, 2013

Evans v. Hewlett-Packard Co., USDC, N.D. Cal., October 10, 2013 - District court rejects state-law claims brought by performer “Chubby Checker” relating to lewd mobile app using the same name, finding claims pre-empted...more

Sweden: The Swedish Gambling Authority takes action against links to foreign based online gambling operators

The Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling...more

Latest Developments On Injunctive Relief For Infringement Of FRAND Encumbered SEPs

This memorandum is directed to the current state of the case law in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC or “Commission”), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. District Courts for parties seeking to...more

Louboutin International Trademark Dispute

Those of us who love fashion and have closets overflowing with more pairs of shoes than we probably need are likely familiar with Louboutin pumps. These sky-high heels have a very distinctive look and design. Louboutin heels...more

City of Paris ordered to pay for reverse domain name hijacking in groundbreaking decision

I was fortunate to work with the team that won a $125,000+ judgment against the City of Paris (France, not Texas) for reverse domain name hijacking. In laymen’s terms, that is when an alleged trademark owner overreaches and...more

IP Buzz - July 2012

In this issue: - New Additions - IP Legal News And Updates - Announcements And Reminders An excerpt from News and Updates section "Sole Ownership of a Color? Louboutin Loses Appeal in French Court in...more

Sole Ownership? Louboutin Loses Appeal in French Court in Trademark Dispute with Zara Over Signature Soles on Shoes

Last May, high-end French footwear designer Christian Louboutin suffered yet another loss in its ongoing legal battle over its iconic red-soled shoes. On May 30, 2012, the Cour de Cassation—the highest French court of...more

Supreme Court Reaches Decisions in Copyright Cases

On July 12, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released decisions in five appeals on copyright cases. Each of the appeals stem from the Federal Court of Appeal’s judicial review of the Copyright Board of Canada decisions on...more

Online Infringement: Canadian "Notice and Notice" vs US "Notice and Takedown"

News that Canadian band In-Flight Safety has been subject to postings of its songs on YouTube being removed by the service for purported copyright infringement ("Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube") means a timely...more

Digital Media Law Alert -- Court Orders Search Engines and Social Sites to De-Index Websites -- May 2012

Hermes International SCA (www.Hermes.com), maker of Birkin handbags and silk scarves, recently won a judgment that includes $100 million in damages against 34 websites that sold fake copies of its luxury goods on websites...more

Hermès Wins In Suit Against Counterfeit Group

I am going to Paris in a couple of weeks, so the recent $100 million judgment in favor of the Paris based Hermès International SCA (“Hermès”) piqued my interest. Unlike my prior post Stealing Trademarks Can Land You in Jail,...more

Incontestable - October 2011

In this issue: Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC, 2011 WL 4449686 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 26, 2011); GoPets Ltd. v. Hise, 2011 WL 4394353 (9th Cir. Sept. 22, 2011); Hart v. Elec. Arts, Inc., 2011 WL 4005350 (D.N.J. Sept. 9, 2011);...more

Sutherland Salt Shaker- Vol. 1 No. 8- August 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Roam If You Want To: MTSA’s Application to Foreign Roaming; California Court of Appeal Addresses Proper Remedy for Taxpayers Claiming Dividends Received Deduction, Application of Post-Amnesty Penalties;...more

Advertising Law - June 7, 2010

In This Issue: *FDA Warns Drug Company About Sponsored Sites *WHO Recommends Ban On Marketing Certain Foods To Kids *NFL Fumbles Licensing Deal *Coach Sues Chicago Over Counterfeits *EU To Search Engines: Still...more

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