The past month has seen some unusual decisions in IP and IT cases from courts in the UK and EU, including a jail sentence being imposed in a trade mark/passing off case, a thorough analysis of the law on data protection in a case over horseracing data, and a rare ruling on the regulation on geographical indications from the CJEU.
There have been several interesting judgments from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, dealing with issues including copyright in a logo, patent ownership and what constitutes misrepresentation in a passing off case.
May also saw the publication of the controversial EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, which Member States have two years to implement.
Along with the usual Brexit roundup, this month’s briefing includes an update on patent cases before the UK Supreme Court and a short report from the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston.
The IP/IT Briefing is part of the Bloomsbury Law Online Service. The full briefing is available here.