Tag Archives: copyright

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

When and under what circumstances can a patent owner obtain an injunction against imminent infringement or, as expressed in the Patents Act, preparatory acts of infringement? This question is of particular interest for pharmaceutical patents during the regulatory process relating to authorisations of generic medicinal products.

Jonas Westerberg and Ludvig Holm at Lindahl comment on this subject in the latest newsletter from ILO.

Read the full article here.

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

On October 13 2016 the Stockholm Patent and Market Court (B 6871-14) sentenced four company executives to up to 18 months in prison and ordered them to pay fines and damages amounting to several million Swedish kronor for copyright and trademark infringement through the online sale of counterfeit furniture.

Read the full article from the ILO newsletter here

Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

No copyright protection for sport broadcasts

”Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in Case C-279/13 (which was referred by the Swedish Supreme Court), the Supreme Court handed down its judgment (B 3510-11). The ECJ decision tackled the issue of whether member states can give wider protection to rights holders by enabling communication to the public to cover a greater range of acts than those found in Article 3 (2) of EU Directive 2001/29/EC (InfoSoc). In the final Swedish judgment, the question before the court was whether linking to live broadcasts of hockey games was communication to the public, and whether the live broadcasts met the requirements for copyright protection.”

Read the latest ILO article by Henrik Wistam and Annie Kabala here.

Henrik Wistam

henrik.wistam@lindahl.se