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Intellectual Property Law
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to provide practitioners with a detailed overview of recent events in IP & Technology law. This particular update includes discussion of: the latest, and final, decision in the Specsavers v Asda case; the decisions of the High Court in both Cartier v BskyB and 1967 v BSkyB; the ECJ ruling in the Deckmyn case; the laws on revenge porn in the UK; and the TRIPP TRAPP case recently before the ECJ.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the latest decision in the long-running set of cases involving Specsavers v Asda as well as earlier decisions from various courts;
  • Understand the decision in the Cartier v BskyB case, how it was reached and what this means for rightholders and ISPs;
  • Appreciate another decision of the High Court which impacts on ISPs and relates to copyright-infringing music websites and how this falls in line with earlier decisions;
  • Know about the recent ruling of the ECJ in the Deckmyn case which concerns the parody exception, the background to the case, the relevant legislation and how this decision is relevant to the UK law in this area;
  • Have considered the steps that are currently being taken in the UK to address ‘revenge porn’ and why these steps are now seen as necessary;
  • Understand the decision of the ECJ in the Tripp Trapp case and how it will impact on trade mark protection for shapes.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
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In this CPDcast Mark Lubbock and Inbali Iserles discuss recent cases in IP & Technology, including: Specsavers v Asda and a number of decisions involving internet service providers; as well as a ruling from the ECJ on the parody exception; a look at ‘revenge porn’ legislation; and some consideration of trade marks for shapes.

Date Recorded: 18th November 2014

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