Geneva

  1. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  2. Exclusive: 'The Artist,' Acclaimed Silent Film, Eyes Concert Tour

    December 16, 2011 8:01 AM EST "The Artist," the mostly silent film that has acquired numerous award nominations in recent weeks and is considered an Oscar front-runner, is being positioned as a concert attraction. William Morris Endeavor, which represents composer Lu ...

  3. Business Matters: Would You Buy Pandora Stock at $18 a Share?

    October 14, 2011 5:44 PM EDT Would You Buy Pandora Media for $18 a Share? -- Barrington Research initiated coverage on shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) this week. Its analysts set a price target of $18 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating. The note to investors ...

  4. Family: Soprano Joan Sutherland has died, age 83

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soprano Joan Sutherland, whose purity of tone and brilliant vocal display made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, has died at 83 after a four-decade career that won her praise as the successor to legend Maria Callas. Her fam ...

  5. Celia Cruz Estate Wins Domain Battle

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz may have been known as the Queen of Salsa, but when it came to the Web, she had no domain. For the past decade, a Cayman Island-based corporation has held control over the celiacruz.com Web domain. But now, the name will revert to the l ...

  6. Ticketmaster Wins 'Typosquat' Decision

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of Ticketmaster in a so-called "typosquatting" Internet domain-name case. Ticketmaster entered a complaint on April 28 with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual propert ...

  7. Eurovision A Big Turn-On In Europe

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although it has since been dogged by controversy about alleged voting blocks, the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest proved a huge rating hit across Europe. The May 24 contest, held in Belgrade, Serbia, grabbed a TV audience of roughly 105 million viewe ...

  8. Matchbox Twenty Cancels Cheyenne Frontier Days Gig

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop rockers Matchbox Twenty have canceled plans to perform during this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days, and an animal rights group opposed to rodeo says it played a role in that decision. Frontier Days bills itself as the world's largest ...

  9. EMI Wins WIPO Domain-Name Case

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has won a "cyber-squatting" case filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. EMI entered a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority on Aug. 14, disputing the Web site emi-musicgro ...

  10. Killing Joke's Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of just 46. He was in Geneva, Switzerland, where he had been recording. Born Jan. 16, 1961 in W ...

  11. Dire Straits Win WIPO Domain-Name Case

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of Dire Straits in a "cyber-squatting" case. The U.K. rock band filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority May 28 over a disputed do ...

  12. Irish Tycoons Eye Chrysalis Radio Division

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and media group Chrysalis is declining to comment on U.K. press reports reports today (June 19) that a Swiss-based private equity vehicle backed by Irish financiers JP McManus, John Magnier and Dermot Desmond is in negotiations ...

  13. Dylan Dials In Summer North American Tour

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will embark on his traditional summer North American tour beginning with a June 22-23 stand at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Dates are on tap through July 28 in Kelseyville, Calif., and include festival appearances on July 4 in Mont ...

  14. U.S. Filing WTO Actions Against China

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The United States is filing actions against China with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva tomorrow. The claims charge that China, a member of the WTO, has failed to comply with agreed rules to protect intellectual property rights (IPR) a ...

  15. MySpace Wins Cyber-Squatting Case

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of MySpace in a cyber-squatting case. The social networking service originally filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and IP authority last December over a disputed domain na ...

  16. Jamster Owner Wins Domain-Name Case

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of VeriSign Inc. after the company took legal action against E-Promote for using a similar domain name to host a "link farm." VeriSign, owners of mobile ...

  17. Int'l Leaders Assemble For Piracy Meeting

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Officials from the European Commission and U.S. government met with business representatives in Geneva Thursday (Feb. 1) to develop new methods to deal with counterfeiting and piracy. The meeting was set in the context of a new wave of European an ...

  18. Gov't, Biz Urged To Unite On Piracy Battle

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal chairman and CEO Bob Wright has called on governments and businesses to join forces in a rigorous alliance to combat piracy and counterfeiting. Wright appealed to broadband providers, Internet auction sites, financial intermediaries ...

  19. Industry Leaders Gather In Geneva For Piracy Meeting

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal head Bob Wright is among dozens of CEOs and ministers in Geneva Tuesday (Jan. 30) for a major two-day meeting aimed at stamping out piracy and counterfeiting. The gathering, under the Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and P ...

  20. Motsatse Named CEO Of SAMRO

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nicholas Motsatse has been named CEO of the Southern African Music Rights Organization with effect from July 1. Until now, he had been marketing director and joint deputy CEO with Alan Johnston. Nicholas Motsatse has been named CEO of the Southern ...

  21. China Begins 90-day Drive Against Piracy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under increased pressure from the World Trade Organization and ahead of a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush, China has launched a three-month campaign to fight piracy and pornography, the Ministr BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Under incr ...

  22. EU Insists On International Control Of The Internet

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union insisted Sept. 30 that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the fu BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insisted S ...

  23. Cosby Wins Right To Fat Albert Domain

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An Internet domain name based on the 1960s Fat Albert cartoon character created by Bill Cosby was awarded to the comedian Sept. 12. GENEVA (AP) -- An Internet domain name based on the 1960s Fat Albert cartoon character created by Bill Cosby was aw ...

  24. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  25. U.S. Faults U.N. Diversity Treaty

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Negotiators from around the globe are taking tentative steps toward an unprecedented international treaty on cultural diversity that is facing some strong criticism from the United States. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Negotiators from arou ...

  26. Glastonbury Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name in ...

  27. Glastonbury Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cybersquatters registered site in 'bad faith.' Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Geneva-based WIPO has ruled that t ...

  28. Sharman Wins Kazaa Domain-Name Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service. Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service. The Geneva-based World Intellectual Propert ...

  29. Denmark's Roskilde Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Denmark's annual Roskilde Festival have won a Web site domain-name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). LONDON -- Organizers of Denmark's annual Roskilde Festival have won a Web site dom ...

  30. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  31. WIPO Plans to Update IP Standards For Broadcasting

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Member states of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have made strides toward updating intellectual property (IP) standards for broadcasting. LONDON -- Member states of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Orga ...

  32. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  33. WIPO Meets To Discuss Patent Law

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) met May 10-14 in Geneva to discuss future directions to harmonize patent law. The Standing Committee on the L LONDON -- Representatives from member states of ...

  34. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  35. WIPO Unit Seeks Updated Trademark Treaty

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is seeking an update of the existing Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), which governs international trademark rules. LONDON--A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual ...

  36. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  37. Nepal Joins WTO

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Kingdom of Nepal is now the 147th member of the World Trade Organization. Nepal started the negotiation process to join WTO in 1989. The kingdom ratified WTO's Protocol of Accession March 24. Acco GENEVA--The Kingdom of Nepal is now the 1 ...

  38. WIPO Head Backs Developing IP

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing intellectual property systems can stimulate economic growth, cultural development and social well-being. GENEVA--Developing intellectual property systems can stimulate economic growth, cultural development and social well-being. That� ...

  39. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  40. WIPO Backs Eminem In Name Dispute

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration and mediation center from the World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of U.S. artist Marshall B. Mathers III, better known as Eminem, in a trademark dispute. GENEVA--The arbitration and mediation center from the ...

  41. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  42. Amazon Victorious In Domain-Name Dispute

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of Amazon.com after the e-tailer launched proceedings against an entity who registered a "confusingly similar" domai The Geneva-based World Intellectual ...

  43. Nude Records Founder Launches New U.K. Label

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British label Nude Records, has launched a new U.K. label, Altered States. The label will be distributed by Pinnacle, but Sony has an option to pick up releases f Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British ...

  44. Nude Records Founder Launches New U.K. Label

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British label Nude Records, has launched a new U.K. label, Altered States. The label will be distributed by Pinnacle, but Sony has an option to pick up releases f Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British ...