Publications

D. Mendis, In Pursuit of Clarity: The Conundrum of CAD and Copyright – Seeking Direction Through Case Law

D. Mendis, In Pursuit of Clarity: The Conundrum of CAD and Copyright – Seeking Direction Through Case Law [2018] 40(11) European Intellectual Property Review, pp. 694-705 Through the application of selected statutes and case law drawn from the United Kingdom (UK), the paper explores the copyright status of three-dimensional design files and particularly questions whether… Read more »

Copyright and Software: New Publication and an Invited Talk at Uni of Oxford’s OIPRC

In October 2018, Professor Dinusha Mendis‘s paper titled ‘In Pursuit of Clarity: The Conundrum of Copyright and CAD – Seeking Direction Through Case Law’ was published in the European Intellectual Property Review. Through the application of selected statutes and case law drawn from the United Kingdom (UK), the paper explores the copyright status of three-dimensional… Read more »

D. Mendis, J. Nielsen, D. Nicol and P. Li – The Co-Existence of Copyright and Patent Laws to Protect Innovation – A Case Study of 3D Printing in UK and Australian Law

D. Mendis, J. Nielsen, D. Nicol, P. Li, ‘The Co-Existence of Copyright and Patent Laws to Protect Innovation – A Case Study of 3D Printing in UK and Australian Law’ in R. Brownsword, E. Scotford & K. Yeung (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology (Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2017), pp. 451-476. The… Read more »

N. Coppola – Viiniverla: too much ‘ado’ about nothing

N. Coppola – Viiniverla: too much ‘ado’ about nothing [2016] 11(6) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, pp. 406-408 The case comment focuses on the recent Viiniverla Case (C-75/15, Second Chamber, 21 January 2015) in the context of Geographical Indications (GIs). The case concluded that the drink name ‘Verlados’ is in breach of the… Read more »