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UK Court grants first 'live' blocking order against streaming servers

Published on 25 April 2017. By Adam Cusworth, Associate and Ciara Cullen, Partner

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The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) recently won its application for a court order that the six main retail internet service providers block access to streaming servers until the end of the 2016/2017 Premier League Season. The application covered live streaming only – i.e. it only applies when those servers are streaming infringing content.

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Nvidia sweats over Hardware Labs' "threats"

Published on 19 January 2017. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

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Nvidia’s attempt to bring a groundless threats action against Hardware Labs in the English High Court has failed.

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Asos Supreme- what will a change in the law mean?

Published on 11 August 2015. By David Cran, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

Earlier in April, we wrote an article on the Court of Appeal decision in the Assos v Asos trade mark dispute.

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As seen at CofA – split decision on 'own name' in Assos v Asos

Published on 27 April 2015. By David Cran, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

The Court of Appeal has held that use of the ASOS brand by the well-known online clothing retailer, Asos, created a likelihood of confusion with and damaged the distinctive character of the earlier ASSOS Community Trade Marks owned by Assos, the specialist cycle clothing retailer, but Asos could nonetheless rely on the 'own name' defence to avoid trade mark infringement.

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No tax please, we're British – Culture test for video games tax relief comes into force

Published on 29 August 2014. By David Cran, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

On 19 August 2014, regulations to determine a video game as "British" for the purposes of corporation tax relief for video games development came into force.

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Don't delay when requesting a stay under the Community Trade Mark Regulations

Published on 04 August 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

In proceedings in which the defendants have already been found liable for passing off and trade mark infringement in respect of the BETTY BOOP trade marks, the High Court has rejected the defendants' application to have the remaining copyright infringement and trade mark invalidity proceedings stayed in favour of earlier, related Italian proceedings.

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Rolex ruling-CJEU gives good news to EU rights holders

Published on 17 February 2014. By Jeremy Drew, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL IP & IT on 13 February 2014 and is in a Q&A format with Kate Beaumont.

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You've been framed - High Court issues ISP blocking order

Published on 07 January 2014. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

The UK High Court has once again shown its support for copyright holders, granting six major film companies blocking orders under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 against the UK's six main internet service providers ...

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No copyright in software functionality – SAS v WPL, the final chapter

Published on 02 December 2013. By David Cran, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in the lengthy SAS Institute Inc. v World

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A Wii forward, not a load of DS: anti-copyright measures and proportionality in the Copyright Directive

Published on 01 November 2013. By David Cran, Partner and Adam Cusworth, Associate

On 19 September 2013, Advocate General Sharpston gave an Opinion on questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European by the Tribunale de Milano (Italy) (Case C-355/12 Nintendo Co Ltd v PC Box Srl).

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