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CJEU considers legal standing of collecting societies

The IPKat

4 of Directive 2004/48/EC , which lists natural and legal persons that may seek the application of civil enforcement measures ( C-201/22 ). 4(c) Directive 2004/48/EC, Member States shall recognise CMOs as entitled to seek civil enforcement measures “in so far as permitted by and in accordance with the provisions of the applicable law”.

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5-year imprisonment for trade mark infringement disproportionate and contrary to EU law, says CJEU

The IPKat

In its request to the CJEU, the referring Bulgarian court had asked whether Bulgarian criminal penalties for trade mark infringement comply with Directive 2004/48/EC and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Charter). The relevant issues may be summarised as follows: 1) The referring court considered Art.

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Navigating SuperGuide at the PTAB

JD Supra Law

2004), which defined the plain and ordinary meaning of the phrase “at least one of” followed by a series of elements separated by “and,” played an important role in decisions on claim construction in courts across the country, as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). DirectTV Enters., 3d 870 (Fed.

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The Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrent is Now 20 Years Old

TorrentFreak

The file was originally uploaded on March 25, 2004, and several people continue to share it today. On March 31, 2004, someone uploaded a pirated copy of the documentary “ Revolution OS ” to the site which is alive and kicking today.

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BMI Files Multiple Music Infringement Cases in Arizona District Court

JD Supra Law

Vondran Legal has handled hundreds of federal court litigation cases since its founding in 2004. This blog is written by Arizona copyright lawyer Steve Vondran.

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While my guitar gently weeps

Likelihood of Confusion

2004), and the question of. One of the first posts on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® was about Gibson Guitar Corp. Paul Reed Smith Guitars, LP, 70 UPSQ2d 1911 (M.D. The post While my guitar gently weeps appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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TTABlog Celebrates 19th Anniversary!

The TTABlog

When I started this blog in 2004, I never dreamed it would still be going strong (more or less) nineteen years later. The TTABlog debuted on November 8, 2004, with a post entitled "Leo Stoller Loses Again." Eighteen maybe, but not nineteen. Remember him? Here we are, over 5,300 blog posts and 15,000 "tweets" later.