Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses extradition appeal

New Zealand's Court of Appeal has ruled that Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, is eligible for extradition to the United States. The German national, who is accused of industrial-scale online piracy, had asked the court to overturn two previous rulings that he and his three co-accused be sent to the US to face [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:15:48+01:00July 5th, 2018|Courts, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, International Law|

€35k court award costs over €2m in legal fees 

He found Nualtra had infringed NutriMedical’s trademark in relation to the nutritional supplement drink Nutriplete. The drink is only sold to medical professionals and not directly to the consumer. Nualtra marketed its drink under the name Nutraplen with very similar visual and aural marks and with a limited conceptual similarity, the judge found. Nualtra renamed [...]

By |2017-05-04T16:15:37+01:00May 4th, 2017|Courts, Intellectual Property, Legal costs, News|

New court for intellectual property rights

  The establishment of a new court described as crucial to securing the future of the so-called “knowledge economy” will require a referendum to amend the Constitution, possibly by the end of this year or early in 2016. Last November, the Government confirmed that a local division of the Unified Patent Court will be established [...]

By |2015-02-13T17:11:08+00:00February 13th, 2015|Intellectual Property, International Law|
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