Trademark and Copyright

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

By Rohan Singh, Jessica Noakesmith and Brett Shandler Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435 (28 April 2017) (Universal Music) Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty internet service providers (ISPs) including TPG, Optus and Telstra were ordered to block access to the ...

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

BREXIT UPDATE: IMPACT ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

EUGC RAISES THE BAR FOR ACQUIRED DISTINCTIVENESS

Internet

NEW EU EPRIVACY RULES IN THE MAKING

Internet services, IoT, cookies and more will be significantly impacted. Those who think that the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a lot to contend with are now facing the prospect of a new Regulation replacing the 2002 ePrivacy Directive. A version of the draft Regulation leaked earlier this week indicates ...

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U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW

FRANCE ADOPTS LAW FOR A DIGITAL REPUBLIC: KEY DATA PROVISIONS ARE A JUMP-START ON THE GDPR

Fashion

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and marketers alike for its ability to blur ...

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

THE HONG KONG RETAIL REAL ESTATE MARKET: CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

IN-STORE ANALYTICS – TRACKING CUSTOMERS IN PHYSICAL RETAIL SPACE

Advertising

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and marketers alike for its ability to blur ...

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PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

THE DIFFICULT BALANCE BETWEEN COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION

US Regulators Take Aim at Native Advertising

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