Trademark and Copyright

The EU Trademark Reform

European trademark law is currently undergoing the biggest reform since the introduction of the Community trademark system in 1996. On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament approved a Reform Package consisting of an amended European Union Trademark Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/2424) and a new Trademarks Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2436). This ...

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Pre-order your copy of the inaugural edition of DLA Piper’s Asia-Pacific Trademark Guide

DLA PIPER TO HOST CLE SEMINARS AT INTA CONFERENCE

THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN BUT POSSIBLY PROTECTED

Internet

.STORE, .VIP, .EMAIL: NEW GENERIC TOP LEVEL DOMAINS (NEW GTLDS) HIT BY CYBERSQUATTERS

By Dr. Ulrike Grübler & Michael Schidler Almost 5 years ago, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) agreed on the stepwise introduction of new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs). Around 970 new domain names such as .ticket, .music and .luxury have become available for registration of second level ...

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CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE

UK – ICO ISSUES GUIDANCE ON WI-FI LOCATION ANALYTICS

Federal Supreme Court of Germany Confirms Title Protection for Smartphone-Apps

Fashion

Cheerleading Uniforms and Copyright Uniformity: When is a useful article’s artistic aspects amenable to copyright protection?

By Tamar Duvdevani Federal courts have long addressed when and if aspects of functional items can be subject to copyright protection. In the United States, “useful articles” such as lighting fixtures, furniture, appliances, and apparel, are generally not afforded copyright protection, and a plaintiff seeking recourse for misappropriation would need to ...

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RETAILER TRENDS: IN-STORE BIG DATA ANALYTICS

TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

BUSINESS ROUND UP – GLOBAL CONTENT STRATEGIES AND THE ONLINE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Advertising

Five Best Practices in Advertising Law

By Heather Dunn This post originally appeared in the American Marketing Association's Marketing News Journal This past year, the FTC issued an extensive Q&A ​on its endorsement guides, which the FTC uses to evaluate whether an endorsement or testimonial is deceptive. Importantly, it is very clear that any “material connections” between endorsers and ...

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MASTERING THE BRAND AND FASHION BLOGGER RELATIONSHIP – OUR SIX TOP TIPS

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING AND CONTROLLING YOUR ENDORSEMENT NETWORK

USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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