EU Report on Geographical Indicators Infringement Released
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EU Report on Geographical Indicators Infringement Released

The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently conducted a study to assess the level of infringement of Geographical Indications (GI) in the EU in respect of wines, spirits, agricultural products and foodstuffs.   The report was published on 25 April 2016 (although dated April 2016) and is available by clicking this link. What is a GI?…

Copyright and Kanye Kissing Kanye
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Copyright and Kanye Kissing Kanye

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are no strangers to being in the news and we have previously written about Kanye West on this site. Kanye, or rather his image, is now the subject of a rather interesting dispute that is developing on social media and the Buzzfeed news sites. This story also raises interesting questions…

Kendrick Lamar Lost for Original Lyrics in Latest Copyright Infringement Action
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Kendrick Lamar Lost for Original Lyrics in Latest Copyright Infringement Action

Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement over allegedly stealing a song. According to the complaint, the rapper is being sued for using a ‘direct and complete’ copy of the Bill Withers’ song “Don’t You Want to Stay” for his own 2009 hit “I Do This” Copyright Infringement Copyright infringement is…