Copyright

IP and AI – UK Government publishes response to second consultation

Author: Fergus Brown   On 28 June 2022, the UKIPO published its response (here) addressing the second consultation on the interplay between artificial intelligence and intellectual property, which ran from October 2021 to January 2022. The consultation sought input on three specific areas: Copyright protection for computer-generated works (CGWs) without a human author; Licensing or… Read more »

This time next year we’ll be millionaires? … Only Fools and Horses ruling establishes copyright in characters.

In the recent case of Shazam v Only Fools The Dining Experience and Others [2022] EWHC 1379 (IPEC) the IPEC ruled that copyright could subsist in a fictional character considered a ‘literary work’ under UK copyright law. The case concerned the character Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter from the long-running TV series Only Fools and Horses… Read more »

Ed Sheeran Granted Declaration of Non-Infringement in “Shape of You” copyright case

Ed Sheeran Granted Declaration of Non-Infringement in “Shape of You” copyright case Ed Sheeran has successfully defended a claim for copyright infringement for his song “Shape of You” and was granted a declaration of non-infringement of copyright (Sheeran v Chokri [2022] EWHC 827 (CH)).   Background The song “Shape of You”, which Ed Sheeran co-wrote… Read more »

April AI Report 2021 – Copyright

Copyright in AI 2021 – Sarah Neil shares an update on the progress in the UK’s review of artificial intelligence and intellectual property   As we have mentioned in previous articles how having a range of IP is an important part of a strong portfolio in the protection of your AI business. The ever accelerating… Read more »

WTR Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020 This article first appeared in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to www.WorldTrademarkReview.com. For a further year, Senior Associates Louise Foster, Trade Mark Attorney and  Varuni Parantivatine, Solicitor, have… Read more »

AA Thornton Partners ranked in the World Trade Mark Review 2020

Partners Ian and Vanessa are ranked in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review We are delighted to announce that Senior Partner Ian Gill and Consulting Attorney Vanessa Lawrence, have been, once again, recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, in the “prosecution and… Read more »

EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK

EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK, Partner Dan Byrne reports The UK Government has confirmed[1] that, because of the date on which the UK is to leave the EU and the length of the transition period, it will not be required to implement the EU Copyright Directive (2019/790) and that it has… Read more »

Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility 2019

Automotive team members Marianne Privett and Nikesh Patel report on the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility 2019 event On the 4th and 5th of September, Patent Attorneys Nikesh Patel, Marianne Privett and David Blair attended the co-hosted Cenex-LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) and Cenex-CAM (Connected Automated Mobility) events at Millbrook Proving Ground. With visitor numbers increasing every year, the events… Read more »

Brexit update – 15 March 2019

Brexit update – Article 50 extension request Friday 15 March 2019 We have run out of polite adjectives to describe the continued painful progress of the UK Parliament towards some type of negotiated exit from the EU, but over the past few days the UK Parliament has again rejected the deal proposed by the government,… Read more »

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