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13 Oct 2015
by Brian Cordery

Report from Rio: Day 1 – Of Swedish hotels and FRANDangos

Bristows Bristows by Dominic Adair Following an exciting opening ceremony on Sunday evening featuring Brazilian dancers, caipirinha cocktails and black bean soup, the AIPPI’s 2015 World Congress in Rio de Janeiro began in earnest yesterday. The agenda for day 1 started …
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13 Oct 2015
by Thomas Long

USA: DC Comics v. Towle, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 13-55484, 23 September 2015

The Batmobile, as it appeared in the Batman comic books, television series, and motion picture, was entitled to copyright protection because, as an “automotive character,” it was a sufficiently distinctive element of those works, the U.S. Court of Appeals in …


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