Monthly Archives: January 2006

Trade Secrets: Environmental Technologies v Symphony

Two fascinating decisions from the Court of Appeal today: Environmental Technologies Inc (EPI) and another v Symphony Plastic Technologies Plc and another[2006] EWCA Civ 3 (26 Jan 2006) in which the Court dismissed the claimant’s appeal from the decision of … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

The WIPO has just dropped me an email to say that Azerbaijan and Benin have signed the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties. No doubt their games software, film, recording and music industries are uncorking the champagne. Can’t be … Continue reading

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Threats Action Updates

I have just updated and transposed two articles that appeared on the old Kingsgate Chambers and Lancaster Buildings websites on threats actions.The first of these used to be the home page for the “threats” section on the old Kingsgate website. … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Barrister Required for Manchester

I am intrigued by an email from The Lawyer that has just appeared in my spam folder: “Intellectual Property Barrister required by high profile Manchester law firm. Like to know more? Please forward your CV in complete confidence to recruitment@……. … Continue reading

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Competition: Microsoft Settlement Possibility

I am grateful to ZDNet for this tidbit of information. According to the report Microsoft has offered to license some of its Windows Server source code to rivals in response to a statement of objections served by the Commission at … Continue reading

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Copyright: Nova Productions Ltd v Mazooma Games Ltd

A good old fashioned copyright case came on for trial before Mr Justice Kitchin last month (Nova Productions Ltd v Mazooma Games Ltd and others [2006] EWHC 24 (Ch) (20 Jan 2006). The subject of the litigation was two coin … Continue reading

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Two hundred and fifty not out – but some Stories don’t go Away

My first post to this blog was “Porridge for Patent Infringement” on the Commission’s proposal for a directive on criminal measures aimed at ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights and a proposal for a Council framework decision to strengthen … Continue reading

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