The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
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The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim

The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the Mail used copyrighted material belonging to the Sun in reporting two news stories. The copyrighted material in question relates to the exclusive footage of…

What are image rights?
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What are image rights?

With the news yesterday that HMRC had reportedly arrested multiple individuals working in the professional football industry in a bid to stamp out suspected tax evasion, the use of image rights as a way to limit tax bills came to the forefront in the media. Following on from our news articles yesterday, image rights are…

HMRC kicks up a fuss over professional football
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HMRC kicks up a fuss over professional football

Today HMRC reportedly arrested several individuals involved in professional football, including Newcastle United Managing Director Lee Charnley, as part of a number of raids amid a crackdown on tax evasion in the professional football world. Part of the investigation may relate to players’ image rights. HMRC announced in December that it was investigating image rights…

Raiders Relocation Rumours Spark Trade Mark Scrimmage
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Raiders Relocation Rumours Spark Trade Mark Scrimmage

The Oakland Raiders, the professional American NFL team and franchise based in Oakland California, are rumoured to be relocating themselves to ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas. For many sports fans that don’t live in North America, the fact that a sports team can relocate itself to a completely new location can seem quite bizarre. In America,…

Ivanka Chinese Trade Mark Please Daddy
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Ivanka Chinese Trade Mark Please Daddy

The Trump administration has thrown up more ethical concerns over the potential conflict between the Trump family’s business empire and their role in the executive branch of the United States. President Trump is no stranger to the alleged ethical problems which can arise from being both a business mogul and the President of the United…

Beyonce Warns Lawyers To ‘Hold Up’
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Beyonce Warns Lawyers To ‘Hold Up’

It seems Beyonce, the singer-songwriter who can usually do no wrong, has ruffled a few feathers this week amidst claims that she has infringed copyright in her hit song ‘Formation’. Formation, a song from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album ‘Lemonade’, was released in 2016. The video to the single, directed by Melina Matsoukas, depicts many socially…

Nintendo Copyright Dispute Begins
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Nintendo Copyright Dispute Begins

You may recall that we have previously written here about a rather strange copyright dispute involving Nintendo. Nintendo has issued a claim forbreach of copyright against Mari Car; a Tokyo based go-kart and costume rental business. Nintendo had claimed 10 million yen from Mari Car, whose business involves providing tours of the streets of Tokyo…

Adidas – 3 Stripes And You’re Out
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Adidas – 3 Stripes And You’re Out

We have previously written here about the ongoing issues surrounding Adidas and their 3 stripe logo. The latest episode in this long running saga has now been written. On this occasion the question before the EU IPO Appeal Court (“AC”) was whether the Cancellation Division (“CD”) had erred in upholding the invalidity request of Shoe…