Far East Sues West
201901.31
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Far East Sues West

It has emerged this week that Kanye West, and his apparel brand, Yeezy Apparel Inc. (Yeezy), are being sued by a Japanese textiles company Toki Sen-I Co. The Yeezy apparel brand, founded in 2015, has been a successful and lucrative venture for West: the brand is now in its sixth season. It was announced this…

HMRC kicks up a fuss over professional football
201704.26
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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…

Duran Duran Denied Copyright Reversion
201612.05
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Duran Duran Denied Copyright Reversion

On Friday, Arnold J ruled against Duran Duran in a copyright contract dispute with its long-term record producers Gloucester Place Music Ltd (the Claimant). The band assigned the intellectual property in its songs to the Claimant in the 1980s, on a worldwide basis, in return for payments and royalties. The contractual documents accommodating the assignment…

Hanjin Shipping Company in Deep Water
201610.12
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Hanjin Shipping Company in Deep Water

South Korean Hanjin Shipping Co., one of the world’s top ten container carriers in terms of capacity, would typically transport everyday consumer goods such as: clothing, electrical goods and other non-perishable goods. The company filed for bankruptcy in Seoul in August and, as a result, various ports around the world that would normally welcome Hianjin…