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UK Courts find hidden voice in film authorship dispute

12 February 2021

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The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that there was there was an additional joint author of the Florence Foster Jenkins screenplay – in a decision of significant relevance to the film industry.

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Reproduction of infringing content online: who's liable?

Published on 21 July 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Louise Morgan, Senior Associate

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Keyword advertising, search engine optimisation and liability for infringement via online marketplaces: In recent years, there has been a plethora of cases concerning the various ways that trade marks may be infringed, through use on the internet.

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All change! No extension means major changes for IP rights holders from 1 January 2021

Published on 02 July 2020. By Ben Mark, Partner and Sarah Mountain, Senior Associate

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Under Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement, 30 June 2020 was the last day that the UK could have requested an extension to the Brexit transition period. The COVID-19 outbreak prompted many to speculate that a request would be made but the deadline passed, without event.

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Nederlands Uitgeversverbond v Tom Kabinet Internet – a CJEU guide on how to play it by the book

Published on 11 February 2020. By Esme O'Hagen, Associate

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Tom Kabinet (the Defendant) is a Dutch company which sells used e-books online (the Books). The Books are purchased by the Defendant, either from individuals or official distributors, and are then re-sold for a lower price to customers who are registered on the Defendant's website as members of a "reading club".

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All that glitters is not "Gold"

Published on 09 January 2019. By Esme O'Hagen, Associate and Ciara Cullen, Partner

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How does the court calculate what a reasonable license fee is, and what conduct will be sufficient for the court to award additional damages under section 92(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998?

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