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Categories:
IT, Technology & Telecoms
Intellectual Property Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in intellectual property and technology law developments. It looks at a number of recent developments including the controversial data protection decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union relating to the “right to be forgotten”, Amazon’s infringement of the LUSH Community trade mark, the importance of distinctiveness in trade mark disputes and what changes we can expect to see following the arrival of the Intellectual Property Act 2014.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the “right to be forgotten” is;
  • Know how the “right to be forgotten” is likely to impact search engine operators and website owners;
  • Be aware of the importance of distinctiveness in trade mark disputes;
  • Discover the risk associated with ignoring pre-action correspondence before taking steps to change a corporate name;
  • Have considered what parties need to be aware of when involved in proceedings regarding European patents;
  • Be aware of significant pieces of legislation which have recently been enacted or are due to come into force.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Companies Act 2006;
  • Community Trade Mark Regulation (207/2009/EC);
  • Cosmetic Warriors Ltd. & Anor v Amazon.co.uk Ltd. & Anor [2014] EWHC 1316 (Ch);
  • Cosmetic Warriors Ltd. & Anor v Amazon.co.uk Ltd. & Anor [2014] EWHC 181 (Ch);
  • Directive 95/46EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;
  • Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Protection de Datos, Mario Costeja Gonzalez C-131/12;
  • Interflora v Marks & Spencer [2013] FSR 33;
  • Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 181;
  • MHCS v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market Case – T-249/13, 9 April 2014;
  • Proctor & Gamble v Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd [2006] EWHC 3145 (Ch);
  • Trade Mark Directive (89/104/EEC);
  • Samsung Electorincs (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1339.
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In this CPDcast update, Inbali Iserles and Mark Lubbock from Ashurst discuss some of the latest developments in the field of intellectual property and technology law.

Date Recorded: 11th June 2014

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