A claim of genericness or “genericide,” where the public appropriates a trademark and uses it as a generic name for particular types of goods or services irrespective of its source, must be made with regard to a particular type of good or service. Verb use of the word “google” to mean “search the internet,” as…
Ben E. King was a renowned musician, best known as the singer and co-writer of “Stand By Me”. He also co-wrote “There Goes My Baby.” Both “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby”, are the subject of valid copyrights.
There has been published a very useful guide for consumers and for anyone who is curious about copyright. This guide explains different things, relating to IP rights, in simple way. The project has been commissioned by the European Union intellectual property office.
Due to the lack of a European right (except for trademarks and designs), obtaining interlocutory or permanent injunctions for the same infringement against infringers or intermediaries from several jurisdictions in the EU is often cumbersome for certain IPR, in particular copyright.
In 2013, the European Union Intellectual Property Office commissioned the study, European Citizens and Intellectual Property: Perception, Awareness and Behaviour, to explore Europeans’ attitudes towards IP; the degree to which Europeans respect these rights, and the concept as a whole.
Glen Friedman is a well-known photographer whose work focuses on figures from several American subcultures, including skateboarders, punk rock musicians, and hip hop artists. His photography has been in gallery exhibitions and on record covers and has been published widely.
Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for the Apple II computer, which was released by Electronic Arts. Electronic Arts subsequently released Madden games for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo for which plaintiff received no royalties under a 1986 contract.
Design Data Corporation alleged that Unigate Enterprise, Inc., infringed the copyright on Design Data’s computer aided design program by downloading an unauthorized copy of the program and importing and distributing within the United States program output generated by a Chinese contractor using an unauthorized copy of the program.
Different stakeholders ask for a clarification of the scope of provisional and permanent injunctions, in particular with regard to intermediaries. A broad call is also made to generally strengthen the involvement of intermediaries in IPR enforcement.
The Commission is urged to establish legal provisions which create a fairer environment governing the transfer of rights and the contractual remuneration of authors and performers, to create a contract adjustment mechanism, which allows authors and performers to claim additional remuneration in case the revenues yielded out of the exploitation of the works are disproportionally…