Copyright in the digital age – Article from #1 2020

This article evaluates the interpretation of the right of communication to the public, as per Art. 3(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC (the InfoSoc Directive), within the context of hyperlinking on the internet undertaken by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in its case law over the last years on EU level as well [...]

Copyright in the digital age – Article from #1 20202020-06-30T13:22:43+01:00

Blockchain solutions for the online music industry – Article from #1 2020

New technological developments are changing the legal status of copyright. As blockchain technology seems to be revolutionising modern times, it is difficult to underestimate the hype around this technology. This article introduces various legal aspects of the application of blockchain technology in the copyright sphere, with specific reference to the analysis of the online music [...]

Blockchain solutions for the online music industry – Article from #1 20202020-06-30T13:26:51+01:00

A note on artificial intelligence and intellectual property in Sweden and the EU – Article From #1 2020

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is a key driver of the fourth industrial revolution. AI systems and machine learning technologies are already having a significant impact on the development, production and sales of a vast range of economic and cultural goods and services. Inevitably, seeing that AI blurs the boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds, [...]

A note on artificial intelligence and intellectual property in Sweden and the EU – Article From #1 20202020-06-30T13:12:02+01:00

Sequential cumulation of copyright with protection of products of industrial design. A critique, and an alternative proposal – Article from #2 2019

Until the second half of the twentieth century, copyright protection of works that at the same time had a practical use and an aesthetic appeal was based on the premise of ‘separability’, meaning different sets of rules for protecting its aesthetic and utilitarian features. This premise was coherent with the typical mode of production consisting [...]

Sequential cumulation of copyright with protection of products of industrial design. A critique, and an alternative proposal – Article from #2 20192019-12-16T10:57:53+01:00

Food for thought – Article from #2 2019

The purpose of the article is to assess which areas of IP law, if any, and under which criteria, offer legal protection for signature dishes and plating arrangements that are identified and commonly associated with a specific chef or restaurant. The two main concepts explored in the article are: (i) the question whether food can [...]

Food for thought – Article from #2 20192019-12-16T10:58:26+01:00

Unravelling the story behind the Intellectual property of Halloumi Cheese; a ‘State Affair’ for Cyprus – Article from #2 2019

This article evaluates the intellectual property (IP) protection of Halloumi Cheese, as an authentic traditional product of Cyprus focusing particularly on trademarks (TM) and Geographical Indications of Origin (GIs). In examining the protection afforded under these two spheres, the challenges that the Halloumi cheese has undergone are analysed. The main purpose of this article is [...]

Unravelling the story behind the Intellectual property of Halloumi Cheese; a ‘State Affair’ for Cyprus – Article from #2 20192019-12-16T11:01:33+01:00

THE “MACEDONIAN” SAGA – Article from #2 2019

Rights about the commercial use of the name“Macedonia” have been the object of an ongoing dispute between Greece and North Macedonia for almost three decades. The issue was partially settled on 12 June 2018, when both countries agreed upon the terms of the Prespa Agreement. However, despite representing a long-awaited improvement, core aspects of the [...]

THE “MACEDONIAN” SAGA – Article from #2 20192019-12-16T11:03:31+01:00
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