Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

Red soles that ‘pop’ – Louboutin wins trade mark protection

On 5 September 2012, a New York Appeals Court finally recognised what fashion savvy women have always known – that the red soles of Christian Louboutin shoes identify and distinguish the Louboutin brand.

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High Court refuses special leave in Optus TV Now case

The High Court has this morning refused Optus’ application for special leave to appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision in the TV Now case, National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 59. 

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“I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful”: Marilyn Monroe’s estate loses publicity rights

Who knew Marilyn Monroe had such an in-depth understanding of intellectual property law?

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John Swinson talks to BRR Media about Facebook marketing

Earlier this month we posted about a decision of the Advertising Standards Board which declared that a Facebook page may be considered a ‘marketing communication tool’ when used by an advertiser.  As a result, all content on these sites, including user generated content, must be in compliance with the Advertiser Code of Ethics. 

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Film studios take the law into their own hands in UK (could it happen here?)

The recent iiNET decision in the Federal Court of Australia illustrates the fine line between being held responsible for internet piracy and not being held responsible. In that case it was held that the Australian ISP, iiNET, was not liable for the copyright infringement of its users who downloaded cinematograph films via BitTorrent. The case has raised questions about what ought to be done to reduce internet piracy – and by whom?

Something interesting is taking place in the United Kingdom and it caught our eye.

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