British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online
201610.31
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British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online

Uploading digital content onto websites and sharing platforms without a copyright owner’s consent, or more likely a license agreement, is likely to breach copyright laws. Copyright owners are entitled to license their works for sale and distribution on the internet, but piracy and the availability of illegal downloads causes disruption across the music industry and…

Donald Is Trumped To TV Trademark
201610.28
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Donald Is Trumped To TV Trademark

The current United States presidential election has created an ongoing deluge of controversial moments from both running candidates. However, it seems that even once the election has been settled the media will still be focused on Donald Trump’s every move. It is speculated in some quarters that the Republican candidate will use his own brand…

Trump’s Provocative Tweet Is Skittled
201610.25
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Trump’s Provocative Tweet Is Skittled

This American presidential election has been the most lurid in memory and one of the many memorable and controversial moments came when Donald Trump Jr re-tweeted a meme where a bowl of Skittles was used as an analogy for Syrian refugees. The image in his tweet said, “If I had a bowl of skittles and…

Former Bond Star Is Left Shaken And Stirred By Advert Reaction
201610.24
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Former Bond Star Is Left Shaken And Stirred By Advert Reaction

Celebrity endorsements of products are a staple of modern culture and Western celebrities are increasingly cashing in on their fame in other markets, including China and India. When taking this path there exists however a risk of inadvertent association with brands or products they would rather not be associated with. Pierce Brosnan, the former James…

Apple Take A Bite Out Of Amazon Counterfeiters
201610.21
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Apple Take A Bite Out Of Amazon Counterfeiters

You will no doubt be aware that many of the goods sold on the Amazon website actually come from third parties who sell through the Amazon site and not Amazon itself. An extension of this is the Amazon ‘fulfilment’ scheme. This is a complete sales package offered to third parties whereby third parties can list…

Trade Marks and Co-existence Agreements
201610.18
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Trade Marks and Co-existence Agreements

A trade mark co-existence agreement enables two different businesses use a similar or identical trade mark to market products or services without necessarily interfering with the business of the other. Co-existence agreements are not uncommon. An agreement will typically set out the parties’ rights, obligations and restrictions. The main objective of this type of agreement…