Archive for the 'intellectual property' Category

Parliamentary committee suspends intellectual property rights inquiry –

“A parliamentary committee has dropped its inquiry into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) and whether it is the right mechanism to protect copyright on the internet.”

Full story, 3rd May 2011


David Cameron warned over IP law change by TV industry – The Guardian

“The UK’s biggest commercial broadcasters have joined forces to warn David Cameron against a wholesale relaxation of intellectual property (IP) laws, saying it could cripple the country’s £4bn audiovisual sector.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011


High Court extends ability to strip people of right not to self-incriminate –

“People accused of misusing confidential commercial or technical information have lost the right to avoid self-incrimination in court cases, following a High Court ruling.”

Full story, 3rd March 2011


Gray v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another; Coogan v Same – WLR Daily

Gray v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another; Coogan v Same [2011] EWHC 349 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 65

“The words ‘technical or commercial information’ in the definition of ‘intellectual property’ in section 72(5) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, section 72 (1) of which provided for the withdrawal of privilege against self or spousal incrimination in proceedings for, inter alia, infringement of rights pertaining to any intellectual property, meant technical or commercial information which could be protected by action.”

WLR Daily, 28th February 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

High Court ruling paves the way for patent attorneys – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court ruling has cleared the way for patent attorney litigators to conduct litigation in High Court cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011


Disputed web pages must be hidden, warns High Court –

“A disgruntled ex-agent must redirect domain names he owns to blank pages rather than to near-copies of the website of a company for which he acted, the High Court has said. The sites broke laws on passing off, the Court said.”

Full story, 15th December 2010


Opera composer fails in bid to take libel case to European court – The Guardian

“The composer of an opera who was left bankrupt after unsuccessfully suing the London Evening Standard for libel has failed in his bid to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2010


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