Co-Chair
Özge
Atilgan Karakulak

Co-Chair
Gregor Buehler

Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee

Welcome to the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee webpage. The term 'intellectual property', as it is commonly referred to today, includes a diverse range of areas of law.

About the Committee

The main areas are patents, trade marks, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition. Allied to these are a number of related areas including data protection, database protection, privacy, design rights, domain names and the like.

In the entertainment law area the key focus is on the creation, provision and delivery of content in relation to print, films, broadcasts, cable programmes, musical works and sound recordings. There is also involvement with media law including defamation and privacy and authors' rights in a more general sense.

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‘Everybody needs good neighbours’: case 265/19 RAAP v PPI

The article provides a case summary of a recent CJEU decision on a dispute between the Irish music performers, collective management organisation and the Irish music producers’ organisation. The decision clarifies the extent of the right of performers to equitable remuneration with producers under Article 8(2) of Directive 2006/115/EC and its applicability to non-EEA performers.

Released on Jul 06, 2021

When 3D objects in video games pose IP challenges

Video games often include real-life 3D objects, particularly if the game is to be realistic. The trouble with real-life objects is that they may be protected by various intellectual property rights. Unless the right holder has consented to the real-life object being used in the game, the game’s developer or publisher risk infringing IP. The article discusses reported cases from the US and EU regarding in-game use of 3D objects.

Released on Jul 06, 2021

The day the music stopped

The article highlights the devastating impact that the global Covid-19 pandemic has had on the live music industry and shows how this might be mitigated by embracing the newer forms of exploitation of copyright to bolster artists’ income streams.

Released on Jul 06, 2021

Arbitrating intellectual property disputes in Nigeria: lessons from Hong Kong and Singapore

Arbitration is now becoming globally recognised as the preferred method for resolving technology disputes. In this article, we examine the position in Nigeria, while considering the existing practices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Released on Jul 06, 2021

Access to vaccines is a right, a human right!

The article considers accessibility to vaccines and health in general as a human right and in so doing looks at the rights enshrined in various treaties and declarations and Mexico’s Constitution in seeking to address a global rollout of vaccines.

Released on Jul 06, 2021

Projects and reports

Impacts of Covid-19 on intellectual property in multiple jurisdictions

The world has confronted one of the most challenging times in modern history. As a result of the emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, countries have taken drastic measures to ensure the health and safety of their citizens, and to avoid an economic crash.

The IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee have compiled numerous responses from various jurisdictions on the impact of the pandemic on IP. We hope this will serve as a guide for the measures that IP Offices have taken in the different jurisdictions.

Subcommittees and other groups

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Copyright and Entertainment Law Subcommittee
  • Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Subcommittee
  • Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee Advisory Board
  • IP and Entertainment Law Publications Subcommittee
  • IP Transactions and Technology Transfer Subcommittee
  • Patent Law Subcommittee
  • Trademark Law Subcommittee