Intellectual property

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Art: An IP Conundrum?

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Simon Stokes a partner specialising in technology and IP considers the legal issues surrounding the burgeoning field of AI-generated works. More …

Lego's IP victories in China

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In a further signal to foreign businesses operating in China that the Chinese courts are willing to take a tough stance on IP infringement, Lego has won another IP claim in China. More …

Aldi's Christmas ad: do spoofs risk infringement of IP rights?

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Many of you will have seen Aldi's new Christmas advert featuring Kevin the Carrot driving a bright orange truck through a snowy forest, past the homes of excited children waiting for Christmas. Xiao Hui Eng discusses the possible intellectual property issues involved. More …

Artist's Resale Right (ARR) after Brexit – will it still apply and who will benefit from it?

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Artist's resale right is a controversial IP right of European origin and gives visual artists a royalty each time their work is sold by a gallery or auction house after its first sale – what in art market parlance is the secondary market. More …

Brexit and trade marks: an update

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On 25 September 2018 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("IPO") updated its guidance on Brexit and its impact on trade marks, specifically EUTMs. More …

CJEU: unauthorised re-posting of an image can be infringement

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The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") handed down its first copyright judgment of 2018 this week. More …

An Overview of China's Specialised IP Courts and Tribunals

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China's 2008 National IP Strategy has sought to improve Chinese IP protection and enforcement, as well as to dispel the perception that IP infringement in China tends to go unsanctioned. More …

EU IP rights and Brexit: an update

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The UK Government has moved to reassure businesses that, after Brexit, EU IP rights will continue to be protected in the UK, at no cost to business. More …

Strengthening of IP rights in China

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A Blake Morgan blog exploring the strengthening of IP rights in China. More …

Swedish Court imposes prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters

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Members of Blake Morgan's commercial litigation team discuss a Swedish Court's decision to impose prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters. More …