QMJIP

Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

Month: October, 2015

New CJEU reference on linking and streaming

by Pedro Malaquias

The copyright issues surrounding linking are from over despite (or as a result of?) CJEU’s decision in Svensson (for my take on it, see here). Additional clarifications are now expected as the Midden-Nederland District Court (Netherlands) referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the following two questions:

1) ‘Must Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive be interpreted to mean that “an act of communication to the public” within the meaning of that provision occurs if someone sells a product on which he has installed add-ons that contain hyperlinks to websites on which direct access is provided to copyright-protected works such as films, series and live broadcasts without the rightholders’ consent?

Is this different if

  • the copyright-protected works have not been previously disclosed to the public online at all or solely via a subscription with the rightholders’ consent?
  • the add-ons that contain hyperlinks to websites on which online access is provided to copyright-protected works without the rightholders’ consent are freely available and can also be installed on the media player by the users themselves?
  • the websites on which access is provided to copyright-protected works without the rightholders’ consent can also be located and accessed by the public without the media player?

2) Must Article 5 of the Copyright Directive (Directive 2001/29/EC) be interpreted to mean that there is no “lawful use” within the meaning of the first paragraph at b of that provision, if a temporary reproduction is made by an end user during the streaming of a copyright-protected work from a website of a third party on which this copyright-protected work is offered without the consent of the rightholder(s)?

If the answer to this question is in the negative, is making a temporary reproduction by an end user during the streaming of a copyright-protected work from a website of a third party on which this copyright-protected work is offered without the consent of the rightholder(s) in breach of a the “three-step test” referred to in Article 5(5) of the Copyright Directive (Directive 2001/29/EC)?”

The IPKat has further details and an analysis on this case, as well as an English translation of the reference for preliminary ruling. See here.

October 2015 IP Events

by Pedro Malaquias

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in October 2015. If you have knowledge of or are organising any IP event not shown on the list, we would be grateful if you would let us know. Simply leave us a comment or tweet us @QMJIP@PedroMMalaquias #IPEvents and we can add it to the list.

A PDF version of this list is available here.

We also invite you to check the IPKat’s list of forthcoming events, available here.

UNITED KINGDOM

  • 1-2 October – London – CIPA – The Global IP System: is it fit for purpose?Link.
  • 1-2 October – London – IPAG & ITMA – 12th Annual IPAG Conference in association with ITMALink.
  • 7 October – London – City Law School – Much ado about nothing? Is IP law ready for the 3D printing “revolution”Link.
  • 7 October – Edinburgh – ITMA – European Court decisions on admissibility, evidence and bad faithLink.
  • 8 October – London – BLACA – Developments in Europe Link.
  • 8 October – London – SCL – SCL Annual IT Law Conference: Challenges for 2016 Link.
  • 9 October – Cambridge – MBL Seminars – All You Need to Know About the UK Patent BoxLink.
  • 12 October – London – MBL Seminars – A Practical Guide to Copyright Litigation Issues & PleadingsLink.
  • 12 October – London – SCL – Cloud computing for financial institutions: Adopting cloud computing solutions in a regulated environment Link.
  • 12-13 October – London – IPR Connections – The London IP Summit 2015Link.
  • 13 October – Birmingham – ITMA – Colour IssuesLink.
  • 13 October – Leeds – MBL Seminars – A Practical Guide to Trade Secrets – Key Risks, Exploitation & More!Link.
  • 13 October – Leeds – MBL Seminars – Due Diligence on Intellectual PropertyLink.
  • 14 October – Bristol – SCL – An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software for Lawyers Link.
  • 14 October – London – MBL Seminars – A to Z of Intellectual Property Law – In One DayLink.
  • 14 October – London – UCL IBIL & MARQUES – Question the Trade Mark JudgesLink.
  • 14 October – Leeds – ITMA – Representing before the RegistryLink.
  • 14 October – Manchester – MBL Seminars – Registered Designs & Design Right Litigation ExplainedLink.
  • 15 October – Leeds – CIPA – IP Taxation seminarLink.
  • 15 October – London – SCL – Mock appeal of an IT dispute Link.
  • 16 October – London – MBL Seminars – Community Trade Mark UpdateLink.
  • 16 October – London – MBL Seminars – Copyright in New MediaLink.
  • 19 October – Leeds – MBL Seminars – Trade Marks – Advanced: LitigationLink.
  • 19 October – London – SCL – The Evolution of the Web: from the Wild West to a Brave New World? Link.
  • 20 October – London – Queen Mary University of London – Geographic “commons” and IP protection of Country Names – two weights, two measuresLink.
  • 20 October – Oxford – Oxford IP Research Centre – Trends in IPLink.
  • 20 October – London – ITMA – Discussion of Recent OHIM casesLink.
  • 20 October – London – MBL Seminars – A Practical Guide to Drafting IT ContractsLink.
  • 20 October – Bristol – MBL Seminars – All You Need to Know About the UK Patent BoxLink.
  • 20 October – Leeds – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property Law UpdateLink.
  • 21 October – London – CBBC & BCCC – UK-China Intellectual Property SymposiumLink.
  • 22 October – Edinburgh – SCL – SSCL IT Contract UpdateLink.
  • 22 October – Manchester – LES Britain & Ireland – Mediation and the art of effective preparation and representationLink.
  • 22 October – Oxford – Oxford IP Research Centre – Striving for a Better Balance: changes in the catalogue of Trade Mark limitations and exceptionsLink.
  • 22 October – London – MBL Seminars – Technology Transfer Agreements: The IP & Competition Law AspectsLink.
  • 27 October – London – WilmerHale – The Third WilmerHale UK Intellectual Property Seminar: In Conversation With Former UK and US Intellectual Property Appellate Judges – Sir Robin Jacob and Judge Arthur J. GajarsaLink.
  • 29 October – London – ITMA – Behind the Scenes at the UK IPOLink.
  • 29-30 October – London – Management Forum – 14th Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators Link.
  • 30 October – London – MBL Seminars – IT, IP & Data Protection: A Comprehensive UpdateLink.
  • 30 October – London – MBL Seminars – Taxation of Intellectual PropertyLink.
  • 30 October – London – MBL Seminars – The Legal Issues of Social Media: The Risks & Liabilities ExplainedLink.

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • 1 October – Madrid, Spain – Zurich Club – Productos Falsificados: una Amenaza GlobalLink.
  • 1-3 October – Barcelona, Spain – OVP & UAB – Patents in BiomedicineLink.
  • 1-4 October – Stockholm, Sweden – LIDC – 2015 CongressLink.
  • 6 October – Strasbourg, France – CEIPI – La propriété intellectuelle et le changement climatiqueLink.
  • 6 October – Lyon, France – ASPI – Actualité du droit des brevets aux Etats-UnisLink.
  • 7 October – Paris, France – ASPI – Actualité du droit des brevets aux Etats-UnisLink.
  • 8 October – Rennes, France – ASPI – Actualité du droit des brevets aux Etats-UnisLink.
  • 8 October – Lyon, France – Premier Cercle – Optimising Patent CostsLink.
  • 8-9 October – Lisbon, Portugal – APDI & Almedina – II Congresso de Propriedade IntelectualLink.
  • 8-9 October – Alicante, Spain – ERA – Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs in Europe 2015Link.
  • 9 October – Lyon, France – EPO & SIPO – Users’ opportunities in the evolving global patent systemLink.
  • 13 October – Paris, France – ASPI – Synthèse “Droit des brevets 2015”: Obtention du brevetLink.
  • 13 October – The Hague, Netherlands – Bird & Bird – Bird & Bird Media SeminarLink.
  • 13-15 October – Alicante, Spain – INTA – Trademark Administrators & Practitioners MeetingLink.
  • 14 October – München, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management – Intellectual Property in India 2015Link.
  • 14 October – Stockholm, Sweeden – SFU – Oh dear, how (un)civilised: EU copyright and its reform debateLink.
  • 15 October, Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – Digitization and the Quality and Quantity of New Music, Books, and MoviesLink.
  • 15 October – München, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management – Patent Due DiligenceLink.
  • 16 October – Lisbon, Portugal – ECTA & WIPO – Round Table on the Hague SystemLink.
  • 20 October – Paris, France – FORUM Institut für Management – EU Design LawLink.
  • 20 October – Barcelona, Spain – BCD – Diferenciación a través de la marca y del diseñoLink.
  • 20-22 October – Budapest, Hungary – WIPO & HIPO – Worldwide Symposium on Geographical IndicationsLink.
  • 21 October – München, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management – Quo vadis, SPC?Link.
  • 21 October – Strasbourg, France – CEIPI – La Réforme du Droit d’Auteur au Niveau Européen: Défis et PerspectivesLink.
  • 22-23 October – Berlin, Germany – C5 – Life Sciences in IP Summit 2015Link.
  • 22 October – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM Institut für Management – Russia Patents 2015Link.
  • 22-23 October – Zurich, Switzerland – EPO – Open Services User DayLink.
  • 26 October – Geneva, Switzerland – ECTA & WIPO – Madrid insights and Domain Name updatesLink.
  • 29 October – München, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management – Best Practices for Using the PCTLink.
  • 29-30 October – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM Institut für Management – EPO Oppositions & AppealLink.
  • 30 October – Barcelona, Spain – LES Spain & Portugal – Desayunos LES: Desayuno de preguntas y respuestas con un examinador de la Oficina Europea de PatentesLink.

NORTH AMERICA

  • 1 October – Bloomington, IN, USA – Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research – Functionality and Expression in Computer ProgramsLink.
  • 2 October – New York, NY, USA – Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts – The Kernochan Center Annual Sypmosium: Copyright Outside the BoxLink.
  • 6 October – Boston, MA, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit: BostonLink.
  • 8 October – Portland, OR, USA – Lewis & Clark Law School – EASL & IPSO Present: Professor Loren’s 2015-16 ‘The Business of IP’ Lunchtime SeriesLink.
  • 8 October – Stanford, CA, USA – ABA IP Section & Stanford Law School – Antitrust Intellectual Property ConferenceLink.
  • 8-9 October – Berkeley, CA, USA – Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Loyola Law School & Renmin University of China Law School – The 4th Annual US-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and CreativityLink.
  • 12 October – New Brunswick, NJ, USA – PIUG – PIUG 2015 Northeast ConferenceLink.
  • 13 October – Cambridge, MA, USA – CSUSA – The Orphan Works PuzzleLink.
  • 13 October – Washington D.C., USA – GW Law – Post-Grant Practice Roundtable DiscussionLink.
  • 13 October – Chicago, IL, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit Defense: ChicagoLink.
  • 14 October – New York, NY, USA – CSUSA – Protecting Superheroes: Copyright & Comic Book CharactersLink.
  • 14 October – New Brunswick, NJ, USA – PIUG & USPTO – Global Dossier Focus SessionLink.
  • 14 October – San Pedro, CA, USA – CLA – Fair Use & Friction: Fan At, Remix, Appropriation & the LawLink.
  • 14-16 October – Banff, Alberta, Canada – IPIC – 89th Annual MeetingLink.
  • 15 October – Chicago, IL, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit Trademark & Copyright: ChicagoLink.
  • 16 October – Bloomington, IN, USA – Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research – Trademark, Copyright and Contract Law for Visual Artists, Musicians and Other Creative FolkLink.
  • 20 October – Los Angeles, CA, USA – LAIPLA – Fall Patent Litigation Dinner and Young Lawyers Event: Tips for Presenting a Technical Expert in Federal CourtLink.
  • 20-21 October – Washington D.C., USA. – AIPLA – Patent Prosecution Boot CampLink.
  • 21 October – Alexandria, VA, USA – USPTO & AIPLA – 2015 Partnering in PatentsLink.
  • 21 October – Santa Monica, CA, USA – CLA – Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing AgreementLink.
  • 22 October – Miami, FL, USA – CSUSA – Copyright Law & Political Campaigns SeminarLink.
  • 22 October – Bloomington, IN, USA – Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research – “Buy Now” and Other Lies todayLink.
  • 22 October – San Francisco, CA, USA – SFIPLA – Indemnities in Tech Contracts: Tackling Data Breaches, Patent Trolls, IP Gremlins, and Other MonstersLink.
  • 22 October – Toronto, Canada – INTA – “What is it worth to you?”: Valuation of BrandsLink.
  • 22 October – Portland, OR, USA – Lewis & Clark Law School – EASL & IPSO Present: Professor Loren’s 2015-16 ‘The Business of IP’ Lunchtime SeriesLink.
  • 22-24 October – Washington D.C., USA. – AIPLA – AIPLA Annual MeetingLink.
  • 25-28 October – New York, NY, USA – LES – LES 2015 Annual MeetingLink.
  • 26-27 October – Gatineau, Quebec, Canada – IPIC – Canadian PCT Roundtable 2015Link.
  • 27-28 October – Washington D.C., USA – CHIPS – The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary CelebrationLink.
  • 27-29 October – Seattle, WA, USA – NIH – 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR ConferenceLink.
  • 29 October – New York, NY, USA – World Trademark Review – Managing the Trademark Asset LifecycleLink.
  • 29 October – Bloomington, IN, USA – Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research – A Property Theory of Medical InnovationLink.

SOUTH AMERICA

  • 5-26 October – Sao Paulo, Brazil – ASPI – A Propriedade Intelectual e o Novo CPCLink.
  • 10-14 October – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – AIPPI – AIPPI 2015 World CongressLink.

ASIA

  • 8-9 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – From Ideas to Invention: Realising the Commercial Potential of your Invention through the Invention Assessment ProcessLink.
  • 12 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – GCIP 2015/2016 Auditing Programme: Law of Copyright and DesignsLink.
  • 15 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – Overlapping IP RightsLink.
  • 21 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement OfficersLink.
  • 21 October – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – INTA – Online Brand ProtectionLink.
  • 27 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPOS Practice Package: Trade Marks Proceedings And MediationLink.
  • 29 October – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IP/IPM Course for Public AgenciesLink.
  • 30 October – Singapore, Singapore – INTA – Online Brand ProtectionLink.

OCEANIA

  • 15 October – North Ryde, Australia – ACLA Australia – IP and Collaborative Technology DevelopmentLink.
  • 15 October – Perth, Australia – ACLA Australia – IP Warranties and Indemnities: where to draw the lineLink.
  • 20 October – Alice Springs, Australia – IP Australia & Wrays – Protecting your Business and Creative WorkLink.
  • 21 October – Darwin, Australia – IP Australia & Wrays – Protecting your Business and Creative WorkLink.

 

@PedroMMalaquias (Legal Researcher at KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP); LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London; Portuguese Qualified lawyer; Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Associate Editor)