China IP Diary #2

During the second half of 2016, National Copyright Administration of PRC (NCAC) and other three authorities (State Internet Information Office, Ministry of Industry and Information and Ministry of Public Security) jointly launched the 2016 Jianwang Operation (hereafter called” JW 2016” and Jianwang means the “sword

Copyright Harmonization in the Digital Age: will the EU Cope?

Much has been written on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, including its copyright-relevant pieces (cf. several posts on IPKat or The 1709 Blog) and also critiques on the impact of policy failures of EU copyright. Indeed, the concept of DSM exists since

China IP Diary #1

From December 5 to December 7 in 2016, the sixth International Copyright Expo was held in Guangzhou, China. This expo aims to show the achievements, to promote the protection of copyright and to guide industrial development. WIPO, National Copyright Administration and IP protection organizations from

LES Conference 2016 in Budapest

I N V I T A T I O N (Preliminaty announcement) In co-operation with LES Austria and LES Czech Republic the Licencing Executives Society Hungarian Chapter cordially invites you to a one day Central European Conference.

Questionnaire on Brussels I bis

I received an email yesterday from the European Chamber of Bailiffs. As the research they are currently conducting is focusing on the Brussels I Regulation, which has a clear connection to copyright law, it is my pleasure to share the most relevant part of the