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L'Oreal vs eBay 

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently handed down its judgment in the case of L'Oreal v eBay. According to the ruling, firms running internet marketplaces like eBay cannot be exempted from liability about the sale of counterfeits if they have knowledge or control over the products made available on their sites in Europe.
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In other news, the UK Government recently issued a consultation regarding the introduction of a 10% corporation tax rate on profits derived from UK & EPO issued patents. The move is designed to encourage companies to locate high-value jobs and activity associated with the development, manufacturing and exploitation of patents in the UK and enhance the competitiveness of the UK tax system for high-tech companies that obtain profits from patents.
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The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) recently launched the much anticipated 'Peer to Patent' pilot initiative. The initiative will provide an online mechanism for registered members of the public to make observations on pending patent applications, allowing users to upload 'prior art' and discuss the merits of pending applications.

The final report on Professor Ian Hargreaves IP Review has just been published. More information here

More IP news Here
Earlier newsletter issues here: [1]; [2]; [4]; [5]
 
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