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IP weekly highlights—23 January 2020

IP weekly highlights—23 January 2020
Published on: 23 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • IP weekly highlights—23 January 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Copyright
  • Lease vehicles with built-in radio systems and communication to the public (STIM and SAMI)
  • The practical impacts and interpretations of Articles 15 and 17 of the DSM Copyright Directive
  • Internet
  • Appeal for permission to serve out fails in hotlinking case (Wheat v Google)
  • Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement of Part 3) Bill
  • Trade marks
  • Jurisdiction over trade mark infringement (easyGroup Limited v Easyfly SA)
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of IP weekly highlights includes analysis of the Advocate General’s opinion in STIM and SAMI that car leasing companies leasing vehicles with built-in radio systems are not ‘users’ that communicate works to the public within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC (the InfoSoc Directive), analysis of the practical impacts and interpretations of Articles 15 and 17 of the DSM Copyright Directive, and analysis of the judgment in Wheat v Google which held that a website owner does not have a real prospect of success in suing Google for breach of copyright when it facilitates ‘hotlinking’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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