Category Archives: Copyright Law

Turkish Law-Government and the Internet

Two Perspectives of Turkey’s New Internet Law Opposition parties in Turkey have predicted the President to veto new administration controls online. The parliament approved a bill a week to prepare the brand new restrictions. The step has increased concerns in most countries about rights and faith within Turkey. Turkish President is under some great pressure to waive the invoice. It grants the federal government the capacity to block internet sites. The law provides the federal government the power. The best choice of the principal opposition party called on the president take a “place on Christianity and veto law” Global pressure keeps now growing. A researcher in Human Rights Watch. She claims that the band is calling on the president to do it. “We’re calling for the president to veto law enforcement. It’s passed parliament quickly without inspection, without adequate expert input” The European Union and the Council of Europe have….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cyprus modernizes Trade Marks Act following implementation of the EU Trade Mark Directive

When it comes to Directive 2015/2436 (the new Trade Mark Directive, which had a transposition deadline of 15 January 2019), this blog has recently reported on the Finnish and Greek implementation thereof [here and here]. With Finland and Greece in mind, one might wonder what the status is in other EU Member States? Attention can be turned to Cyprus, and in this regard, one might ask the question of what has been the Cypriot take on implementation?Katfriend Nicoletta Epaminonda discusses the Cypriot transposition of the Trade Mark Directive and reflects on what the future might hold for trade marks in this Member State.Here’s what she writes:"The new Cypriot Trade Marks Law Act (the Trade Marks Law Act) was presented by the Intellectual and Industrial Property Section of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, at a seminar organized jointly with the EUIPO in Nicosia, on 7 February 2019. No copy of the bill is yet available.From the outset, the Trade Marks….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Noncompetition Agreements as Tax Evasion?

Professor Rebecca Morrow at Wake Forest University Law School has authored an interesting article, titled "Noncompetition Agreements as Tax Evasion," concerning the ubiquity of noncompetition agreements and potentially attacking those agreements through treatment of them as tax evasion.  Here is the abstract: Al Capone famously boasted of his criminal empire: “Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it a business.” Treasury Agent Frank Wilson and Prosecutor George Johnson put Capone behind bars not by disputing his characterization and pursuing murder or assault or RICO charges, but by accepting it and enforcing its tax implications. Irrespective of their legality, Capone’s businesses were profitable, and Capone had not reported their profits for tax purposes. A simple application of bedrock tax law achieved what other legal routes failed to achieve and sent Capone to Alcatraz. The trick was to see the tax argument.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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IP News from the Southern Cone

Kat friend Fredy Sánchez Merino brings us another review of recent IP developments in Latin America, this time with a focus on the Southern Cone. PERÚ. The Peruvian Copyright Office (DDA) has released interesting information regarding its activities for 2018, including the blocking of 15 webpages due to copyright infringement and the seizure of illegal copyrighted material, valued at approximately USD 6,770,000. Additionally, there was an increase of 28% in the number of registered works. Note that the Peruvian copyright registry is merely declarative, there being no mandatory registration for the acquisition of exclusive rights. CHILE. Roquefort has been acknowledged as a denomination of origin by the Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI). This is good news for the French General Confederation of Roquefort, this being the first French DO recognized in Chile. This recognition will allow the most legally secure commercialization….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Gigi Hadid faces another Copyright Infringement Claim after posting picture of herself on Instagram

Social media is a real spanner in the IP works, since it’s all about sharing content that IP is in the business of restricting. Social media platforms were crowned a haven for counterfeited goods by the UK IPO report Share and Share Alike, and they can also cause havoc for copyright holders as their content is shared without permission, not to mention the dubious terms and conditions! Recently GiGi Hadid has found herself in the hot seat for sharing images on Instagram, and not for the first time. Here’s the latest:GiGi Hadid (Jelena Noura Hadid) is an American fashion model, named International Model of the Year by British Fashion Council.  She has modeled for Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty, Puma, Isabel Marant, and Giambattista Valli and has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue. Hadid manages her own Instagram account, which has over 44 million….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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