God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen?

Royal Warrants of Appointment are granted to companies or traders that supply products and services to the Royal Household. In this post, we will look at what will happen to these distinctions now that the Queen has passed away. Following the sad loss of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, an icon among the […]

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The rise of the Unified Patent Court system in Europe

The entry into force of the Unified Patent Court is one step closer. European patent owners will soon have a new Court with jurisdiction over lawsuits involving patents. After a bumpy path since the enactment of European Regulation 1257/2012 of 17 December 2012 almost 10 years ago, implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the […]

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Trademarks filed in bad faith: the Portuguese experience of the past 3 years

When harmonising E.U. regulations, an extensive range of interpretations are tacitly accepted when new concepts arise. This is particularly true when the lawmakers find it difficult to define the boundaries of the term in question, given the plethora of situations it encompasses. Moreover, including these terms in our legal system is not an easy taskand […]

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A blow to image rights?: the Supreme Court rules on the protection of the personality rights of deceased celebrities

The Supreme Court has again ruled on the protection of the personality rights of deceased celebrities. Analyzed in conjunction with the previous Dalí judgment, this new ruling may introduce some uncertainty as to the post mortem scope of protection of such rights. A judgment by the Supreme Court (Civil Chamber) of June 16, 2022 (see […]

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Can an artist revoke consent to use their image rights after taking part in a production?

An image rights licensing agreement may be terminated at any time at the free will of either party. However, the party that revokes consent may have to pay indemnification for any loss or damage caused. Any student of film or audiovisual law knows how important it is for actors (and anyone who appears in a […]

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WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2021: the pandemic did not stop intellectual property

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its 2021 Indicators Report (WIPI Report 2021). In this article we will look at the main aspects of the document, which provides a detailed analysis of global trends in relation to filing, registration, validity and other aspects of intellectual property around the globe, as we did with […]

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