Trademark and Copyright

MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT

By: Ryan Compton and Thomas Holguin After many years of litigation and lobbying expenses, the battle over pre-1972 music rights has finally been ended.  On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”), legislation that purports to provide additional protection for song writers and publishers, as well as ...

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UK TRADEMARK REFORMS: IMPLEMENTING THE EUROPEAN TRADEMARK DIRECTIVE IN 2019

SCOTCH WHISKY AND CORNISH PASTIES: WHAT DOES A HARD BREXIT MEAN FOR GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS?

DEAL OR NO-DEAL? IMPLICATIONS OF A NO-DEAL BREXIT FOR UK IP LAWS

Internet

EU: DOMAIN NAMES AND WHOIS INFORMATION IN A POST-GDPR WORLD (GTLDS UPDATE)

By Claire Sng and John Wilks  With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability of WHOIS data (ie data recording – among other things – the persons who own domain names). See an ...

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UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE

Global Media Sector Trends 2018-Seizing new commercial opportunities and tackling emerging threats

Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada (Updated August 2, 2017)

Fashion

WORD FROM THE INDUSTRY’S MOUTH

By Tamar Duvdevani (NY), Airina Rodrigues (NY) and Michael Geller (Chicago) Interview with Melissa Schoffer Farber, SoulCycle’s Senior Director of Legal Affairs To describe New York-based SoulCycle as a company offering indoor cycling classes is a serious understatement.  While SoulCycle does tout 90 locations in the US and Canada, with a growing ...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE

Advertising

UK – NEW ASA GUIDANCE FOR INFLUENCERS

By John Wilks and Claire Sng Background The ASA has this week published new guidance for influencers about how to make their ads clear (see link here “Guidance”). This Guidance follows the ASA’s call for evidence in March 2018. This is a hot topic at the moment with: The European Commission having just published a report ...

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NEW UK ADVERTISING REGULATOR 5 YEAR STRATEGY FOCUSES ON ONLINE IMPACT

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURES IN THE US: A DELICATE BALANCE

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

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