Copyright Harmonisation: What Changes After DSM Directive Implementation in Finland?

Posted Posted in IPR, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. The implementation process of the Digital Single Market (DSM) Directive has started in Finland with the Ministry of Education and Culture’s government proposal draft for revision of the Finnish Copyright Act and Act on Electric Communications. The draft proposes new legislation revisions in the Finnish Copyright Act related to […]

Renovation of EU Patent System and Its Impact to Finnish Law

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, International Business, IPR, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. On the 30th of August 2021, the Act on the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Unified Patent Court was passed in Finland. The law is based on the EU process of renovating the European patent system and preparing for establishing the Unified Patent Court (UPC) for dealing […]


Posted Posted in International Business, IPR

By Socrates Parparinos, Partner, Aliant Cyprus. Aliant Law’s commercial and creative law teams help filmmakers, production companies, and creative businesses make their vision a reality. Our global team of cross-functional attorneys – corporate and transactional, dispute resolution, regulatory, and business counsel – can help with every stage of pre-production and post-production, including: – Assistance and […]


Posted Posted in Court Decisions, IPR, News

By Sandip Patel, Managing Partner, Aliant London. IMPORTANT ENGLISH JUDGEMENT ON IP RIGHTS IN XML FORMATS (Software Solutions Ltd and others v 365 Health and Wellbeing Ltd and another [2021] EWHC 237 (IPEC)) This decision is important for lawyers advising on software because: —it demonstrates that though XML schemas may attract literary copyright, they will […]