Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court
201801.04
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Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court

Legal professionals who work in the intellectual property sector have set out, in a position paper, what they want to see the government achieve in the Brexit negotiations in respect of intellectual property. The paper has been signed by organisations representing intellectual property professionals including the Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the…

‘Uptown Funk’ Faces Another Legal Battle
201801.02
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‘Uptown Funk’ Faces Another Legal Battle

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are once again facing the prospect of a legal battle over their ‘Uptown Funk’ song. The song has been the subject of legal disputes in the past and this time is in the process of being sued by The Sequence. The 1970s trio, made up of Cheryl Cook, Gwendolyn Chisolm…

Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection
201712.11
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Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection

LEGO, the Danish company known for its interlocking toy bricks, has won what is being hailed as a landmark lawsuit against Chinese infringers. Lego is one of the world’s most valuable brands with the ‘LEGO’ logo being recognised the world over. It is estimated that The Lego Group is valued at over $14.6 billion making…

IPO Shows Counterfeiting Is Pants
201712.08
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IPO Shows Counterfeiting Is Pants

In a further example of the widespread availability of counterfeit goods border officials have revealed that they have seized counterfeit Calvin Klein pants worth £1.5m. The revelation forms part of a wider campaign from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to seek to raise awareness of and fight fake goods. As well as the pants border…

Dyson Look To Clean Up
201711.16
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Dyson Look To Clean Up

The leading manufacturer of household appliances, Dyson, is bringing a legal claim against their former chief executive Max Conze for an alleged series of breaches, after he stepped down from his role within the company in October. The Dyson board has issued legal action at the High Court of Justice in London. Mr Conze has…

BBC Facing Cosby Copyright Case
201711.14
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BBC Facing Cosby Copyright Case

Carsey-Werner, the producer of the popular 1980s American television sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’, has brought a copyright case against the BBC. They have alleged copyright infringement for using several of their clips in a documentary on the television star Bill Cosby. The BBC documentary called ‘Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon’, discusses many of…