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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 […]

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 […]

D. Mendis – CRM Directive: An Analysis

D. Mendis, Directive 2014 / 26 / EU on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights and Multi-Territorial Licensing of Rights in Musical Works for Online Use in the Internal Market in A. Lodder & A. Murray (eds), EU Regulation of E-Commerce – A Commentary (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers; 2017), pp. 290-312 The chapter explores […]

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 […]

H. Bosher and D. Mendis – Swings and Roundabouts

H. Bosher and D. Mendis – Swings and Roundabouts: The Impact of Legal Drafting on the Language and Understanding of Copyright Law and the Need for Educational Materials [2016] 30(3) International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, pp. 1-18 Legislators face the challenging task of drafting copyright law, which takes into account the views of […]