Hakuna Matata no more for Disney
201812.20
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Hakuna Matata no more for Disney

Hakuna Matata, the Swahili term for ‘no worries’ or ‘no problem’ that became synonymous with Disney classic ‘the Lion King’ is at the centre of a dispute this week in which Disney is accused of colonialism. The phrase, used normally as part of the Swahili language, was featured throughout the 1994 Disney classic in the…

Fortnite in multi-way dance battle
201812.19
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Fortnite in multi-way dance battle

Fortnite (or rather its owner, Epic Games) is no stranger to lawsuits. We have reported previously that it was sued by the makers of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds for various alleged copyright infringements. That matter ultimately settled quite early. Epic will be hoping that the new claims against it are similarly settled, as otherwise it faces…

Samsung patents its holographic technology
201812.18
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Samsung patents its holographic technology

For some time now Samsung has been attempting to create a device that projects a hologram. The science behind holography is not necessarily new. A hologram, like a photograph, is a capture of light reflecting off an object, however as a result of the way a hologram is made the object in the photograph appears…

Christmas Party Office Closure 18 December 2018
201812.18
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Christmas Party Office Closure 18 December 2018

McDaniel & Co.’s offices will be closed from 4pm today 18 December 2018 until 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 19 December 2018, as staff are attending our Christmas Party. Callers should be diverted to a main reception telephone line to leave messages. Alternatively messages can be sent via email to legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

Do you know your Bentley from your Bentley?
201812.14
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Do you know your Bentley from your Bentley?

A High Court claim has been commenced by Brandlogic, which operates the clothing brand ‘Bentley’. It has brought proceedings against Bentley Motors Limited, the British luxury car manufacturer, for trade mark infringement. According to the UK Intellectual Property Office Brandlogic and its subsidiaries, one being Bentley 1962 Ltd, own three trade marks for clothing bearing…

EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List
201812.11
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EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List

Following in the footsteps of the US, the EU has published its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List. The list focuses on four main areas where counterfeiting and piracy are most prevalent and problematic. They are websites providing copyright-protected content, e-commerce platforms, online pharmacies, and physical marketplaces. Unsurprisingly the list named China as one of…

“Kodi No Limits” has no place on YouTube
201812.10
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“Kodi No Limits” has no place on YouTube

As we have reported in the past, Kodi boxes are pieces entertainment hardware that, when paired with add-ons, allow access to illegal streams of premium television channels and ‘On Demand’ content. They aren’t always the easiest things to use, as much of the pre-installed software is quite “bare”: they generally don’t have user-friendly interfaces or…

Avoid “modded” games consoles, PIPCU warns
201812.07
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Avoid “modded” games consoles, PIPCU warns

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (much more manageably known as “PIPCU”) has issued a warning to Christmas shoppers of the dangers of buying modded games consoles. Consoles that are “modded” (also sometimes called “cracked” or “jailbroken”) have hardware modified (or new hardware installed) so that security measures pre-installed by the legitimate…