Once the dust settles after the general election, a new government will have to consider whether protection for a person's likeness is required to help crack down on deepfakes created by artifical intelligence, as lawyers warn against a rush to introduce the new form of intellectual property.
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Regulators Must Weigh If 'Image Rights' Needed For AI Policy

By Alex Baldwin

Once the dust settles after the general election, a new government will have to consider whether protection for a person's likeness is required to help crack down on deepfakes created by artifical intelligence, as lawyers warn against a rush to introduce the new form of intellectual property.

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Samsung Bioepis Fights AstraZeneca Unit Over Soliris Patent

By Jamie Lennox

Samsung Bioepis has challenged the validity of Alexion's Soliris drug in a London court in a bid to clear its path to sell a biosimilar version of the rare blood disease medicine — but the AstraZeneca unit has hit back amid hopes to maintain its monopoly over the treatment.

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UPC Appoints New Judges Ahead Of Milan Debut

By Hanna Vioque

The Unified Patent Court on Tuesday named three judges that will join its central division in Milan when the court opens in June.

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Lego Defeats Custom Train Maker In TM Dispute

By Hanna Vioque

Lego has convinced a Netherlands court to stop a man from selling train sets that incorporate the brand's building blocks and figurines, arguing that it still had the right to prevent resales in Europe.

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LITIGATION

Eastman Group Accused Of Owning No Rights In IP Spat

By Hanna Vioque

A company selling paint protection film for cars is fighting allegations that one of its managers stole a database belonging to Eastman Group in order to jumpstart the business, arguing the information wasn't confidential.

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EasyGroup Sues Biz Owner For Confidentiality Breach

By Tabitha Burbidge

EasyGroup, the parent company of easyJet, has accused a U.K. business owner of flouting a confidentiality agreement with the brand by contacting a journalist at The Times newspaper about the group's legal action against him.

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Swiss Solar Energy Co. Loses 'Sun2Cool' TM Challenge

By Tabitha Burbidge

A Swiss renewable energy company failed in its bid for trademark registration for its sign "sun2cool" on Friday after appellate officials at a European Union intellectual property authority ruled the mark was a "purely informative message."

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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