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Telephone directories and the copyrightability of factual compilations in Singapore

Compilations are more pervasive than one may think. Every time a list or table is created, or an aggregate of data is presented in any way, the product can potentially be...

I “should’ve” thought of that! – Specsavers apply to trade mark a single word

Why trade mark a word? Trade marks are used to distinguish the goods or services of one trader from another, and the decision to approve applications lies, in the UK, with the...

Building Facebook Audiences using LinkedIn connections’ e-mail addresses

The Danish rules on spam are an implementation of the rules on unsolicited communications in the ePrivacy Directive (02/58/EC) and the Directive on protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts...

Online advertisers be aware – China’s Interim Measures for the Administration of Internet Advertising...

Background The measures, which were first issued by the SAIC in July 2016, took effect on 1 September 2016, notably marking the anniversary of the revision to the PRC Advertising Law in...

Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers, CEO of InConversation

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Freddie Sayers of InConversation cannot play.      As Freddie pointed out, his media business InConversation is relatively unique in...

APAC Sports Update 2: Sports Stars and Image Rights in China

Michael Jordan has achieved a lot in his life. He is a six-time NBA champion, a 14-time NBA All-Star, a three-time All-Star MVP and a double Olympic gold medallist. His "Jumpman"...

New decision on German influencer marketing: Courts in Berlin require disclosure as advertisement even...

While the courts in Munich recently took a more liberal approach and indicated that non-sponsored social media posts do not need to be tagged as advertising, the courts in Berlin were...

Advertising wellness: How far is too far?

Wellness on the rise Wellness – the industry based on the "pursuit of enhancing personal well-being" – has in the last decade emerged as a giant worth over $3.7 trillion globally....

Alex Norman discusses image rights in China

  Alex Norman, an Associate in Bird & Bird's Corporate and Commercial Group in Hong Kong, discusses Michael "Qiaodan" and image rights in China. This video supplements Bird & Bird's 2nd APAC Sports...

Advertising Sports Betting Products: Key Issues Part I

According to the latest statistics published by the UK Gambling Commission, the UK gambling industry grew by 11.6% in the twelve months up to September 2015, with gross gambling yield for...

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Rebel Wilson’s High Court defamation bid fails, bringing Wilson v Bauer...

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