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As of 1 May 2015 Russia has adapted its new "Anti-Piracy" laws in order to more effectively combat the scourge of online piracy.
How it Works -
The law was initially enacted in 2013, and provides the owners of...more
On April 24, 2015, Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in south China’s Guangdong Province stunned Xinbailun Trade (China) Co., the local sales company for the well-known U.S. sports brand New Balance, with a $16...more
An interesting ruling on live streaming of sports events has been issued by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the C More Entertainment AB v Linus Sandberg case on 26 March 2015 (C-279/13). ...more
A recent Intellectual Property Court decision in Portugal determined that the main telecommunications operators have until the end of March to block the access of its users to The Pirate Bay domains, either through its main...more
La Quinta Worldwide LLC v. Q.R.T.M., S.A. De C.V., dba Quinta Real -
While affirming trademark infringement with respect to a Mexican hotel chain’s use of its trademark in the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals...more
The pressure on ISPs to take responsibility for the sites accessible through their services has been growing in recent years (e.g., the requirement for certain ISPs to block filesharing sites). On October 17, 2014, the High...more
There are many ways in which online trade in counterfeit goods can be tackled. Unfortunately, they are often ineffective and in many cases expensive. ...more
Co-Existence Outside of the U.S. Might be Relevant to Obtaining a Permanent Injunction in U.S.
La Quinta has operated LA QUINTA hotels and motels in the United States since 1968.
Quinta Real operates QUINTA...more
The recent decision of the European Court of Justice relating to Google and the "right to be forgotten", enabling citizens from the European Union to request search engines operating in Europe to delete, or not to show,...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
High Court Judge Mr Justice Michael Tugendhat has declared in the case Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc.  EWHC 13 (QB) (16 January 2014) that infamous U.S. corporation Google Inc. (‘Google’) will face the scrutiny of the...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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