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UK cracks down on misleading social media posts
12 August 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured undertakings against social media marketing company Social Chain over mislead advertising...
Facebook IP transfer raises questions
08 July 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Department of Justice has flagged up Facebook’s transfer of intellectual property rights as key to an investigation into the social media platform’s 2010 tax return...
Photo bomb campaign 'misled' consumers
31 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The FTC is seeking feedback on its proposed consent order with Lord & Taylor that attempts to settle allegations the department store chain broke native advertising rules and misled consumers with a ‘photo bomb’ campaign on Instagram...
Beware fake LinkedIn profiles, says Symantec
04 December 2015 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Operation Jasper targets social media
26 June 2015 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Spotify doesn’t add up, says Swift’s label
14 November 2014 | Sweden | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Swift: I knew Spotify was trouble when it walked in
12 November 2014 | Sweden | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Facebook dislikes spammers
07 October 2014 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Snapchat settles dispute suit
10 September 2014 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Tammy Facey
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Twitch presses mute button on VODs
12 August 2014 | San Francisco | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Isle of Man OFT to block Facebook fakes
26 February 2014 | Isle of Man | Reporter: Franki Webb
Match.com accused of trade-secrets misappropriation
29 November 2013 | Philadelphia | Reporter: Franki Webb
Facebook seeks to dismiss class
07 November 2013 | California | Reporter: Franki Webb
Pinterest and Getty sign licensing deal
29 October 2013 | San Francisco | Reporter: Franki Webb
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The demise of YouTube-MP3 leaves a hole in the sea of audio ripping sites. Leslie Zigel, partner at Greenspoon Marder, discusses the effects
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Le Quang Vinh of Bross & Partners examines the substantive changes to criminal law in Vietnam that promise to rein in counterfeiting and piracy
As EU copyright reform continues, publishers are insisting the press publisher’s right will be good for business and won’t harm consumers. Angela Mills Wade of the European Publishers Council explains
ECTA’s copyright committee was formed in response to the modernisation of the EU’s approach to copyright. Chair Dr Christian Freudenberg tells Mark Dugdale what this has meant in practice
ECTA has ramped up its efforts to ensure that IP rights are heard in Brexit negotiations. But this isn’t all the trademark association has been up to in the past year, as Ruta Olmane explains
William Dyer III and Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes examine TC Heartland v Kraft and the arguments put forward in support of each party
As Brexit negotiations begin, it is still unclear where trademarks fit in. But, with two years to get a good deal, the UK government needs to consider all aspects
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
An interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, say BDK Advokati's Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović
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Yu-Li Tsai of Deep & Far examines how damages are calculated in patent infringement litigation
A recent amendment will make costly annulments a thing of the past. Gilberto Sanchez of SPECyF explains
New legislation in Turkey promises a swathe of trademark changes. Dr Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains
A trademark decision clarified ‘against the public order’ as an absolute ground for refusal. Sár and Partners – Danubia Patent & Law Office reports
Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati review the recent squabble about copyright protection for ‘routinely created photos’
Alston & Bird recently expanded with a new office focusing on counselling Chinese companies on US intellectual property law. Yitai Hu explains what patent owners face when working across borders
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