Californian ISPs find that harbours aren’t too safe after all

When one thinks about ISP liability, the focus is usually on copyright law and the extent of safe harbours provided under the relevant copyright regime, but the US$32 million damages verdict in the Louis Vuitton v Akanoc case shows that, at least in the United States, trade mark law is becoming increasingly important as well. 

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How will China’s competition law affect IP rights?

It's interesting to see early attempts by Chinese Authorities to draw a line between the legitimate exercise of IP rights, and misuse of market power.  Martyn Huckerby, a Mallesons partner in our Shanghai office, recently issued an alert discussing China's publication of draft guidelines on IP-related Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement.

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