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Stylus and Record Player

Music & Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is very quickly going to change the world as we know it and the music industry is no exception. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the UK record labels’ association, has released a new report looking into how AI is currently being used and how it will impact the music industry. The full report can be found on the BPI’s website and makes for an interesting read. Creative roles are thought to be the…
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Acid/Briffa seminar explores alternative design protection through copyright

At a recent ACID and Briffa event following the disappointing Trunki decision (PMS International Limited v Magmatic Limited [2016] UKSC 12), speakers explored IP enforcement in continental Europe and examined whether laws are more favourable to designers overseas. Briffa’s associates from Germany and Holland explained how copyright could enable a designer to get far further in continental courts then they would in an English court thus negating the reliance on registered or unregistered designs (and…
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Carlsberg

Are Carlsberg’s new beer patents controversial? Probably …

This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) granted three new patents to Carlsberg (EP2384110, EP2373154 and EP2575433) relating, broadly, to the harvest of kernels from barley plants, the process for brewing and the drinks produced by these methods. European patent law prohibits patents on plant varieties and breeding; however, notwithstanding these prohibitions, the patents have been granted by the EPO. The European Commission has stated that plants and animals resulting from essentially biological breeding should…
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Explore Volume One

Travel Guides for Trade Marks!

Earlier this month the UK Intellectual Property Office released a series of guides setting out the most important factors to consider when expanding your intellectual property rights internationally. These guides offer insight into protecting and exploiting your intellectual property rights (including copyright, trade marks, designs and patents) in Turkey, Brazil, China, India, South Korea, South Africa, USA and Vietnam. UK and EU businesses should be aware that each of the above jurisdictions may be suitable…
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