Author: Michael Coyle

EU grants Irish Whiskey GI

It was announced on April 2nd by the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) that the European Commission has approved a geographical indication (GI) protecting the methods of producing Irish whiskey.

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Mercedes hits back at street art infringement claims

On Friday 29th March 2019 Mercedes Benz USA filed a request at the US district court for the Eastern district of Michigan seeking a declaratory judgement that it did not infringe graffiti artists copyright during its marketing campaign for the new G 500 series truck.

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13 MEPs voted incorrectly on EU Copyright Directive

Shockingly more than 10 members of European parliament (MEPs) accidentally voted the wrong way on a key amendment to the new European Copyright Directive which was passed following the Vote on Tuesday 26th March 2019. The directive was passed with 348 votes in favour and 274 votes against with 24 abstentions.

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