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Capcom accused of being a Copycap
Jun 11, 2021
Judy Juracek is a well-known scenic designer who has recently brought a claim against Capcom, a Japanese game creator, for copyright infringement. It is alleged that Capcom has us...
6 billion pounds – shaken not stirred
May 27, 2021
Amazon has officially announced its deal to buy the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) studios for nearly £6 billion. MGM is the home of the James Bond franchise, the Rocky and Cr...
Hampstead Gin creates a Lidl trouble
May 26, 2021
William Grant and Sons Irish Brands Limited is the maker of Hendrick’s gin. William Grant issued an application for an interim injunction against Lidl over its Hampstead London Dr...
Charlie Bit My Finger and made half a million pounds
May 25, 2021
The famous YouTube clip, Charlie Bit My Finger, will be removed from the platform after it was sold for over half a million pounds via auction. The video was first aired on YouTube...
First the flower bomber, and now the monkey sign…
May 21, 2021
Banksy has lost another trade mark battle against the UK based greeting card company, Full Colour Black Limited. After a lengthy dispute, the EUIPO Cancellation Division has declar...
Do we have a cat fight between Nike and Puma; or is it just one sided?
May 19, 2021
On Monday 17 May 2021, apparel giants Nike and Puma appeared before the High Court in an appeal hearing relating to Nike’s pursuit of registering “footware” as a UK trade mark whic...
No happy ever after for Disney pirates
May 17, 2021
In its action to tackle piracy, Disney has been granted a new patent that aims to prevent early piracy leaks of its collection of movies and TV shows. The patent named “blockchain ...
The Adventures of Tintin
May 14, 2021
Xavier Marabout is a French artist who has painted a number of artworks depicting the well-known character Tintin in romantic settings including into landscapes of various works of...
Premier League broadcasting rights rolled over
May 13, 2021
Today the Premier League announced that it had agreed to rollover the existing television broadcasting rights deal in the UK. That means that the BBC retains the extended highligh...
Who’s Behind the Voice?
May 12, 2021
Bev Standing is a voiceover artist who, in 2018, recorded over 10,000 audio files for the Chinese Institution of Acoustics research body. The recordings were used for translations...
Kidd Wes - This Is Protecting Copyright
May 11, 2021
Rapper Kidd Wes, real name Emelike Nwosuocha, has filed a [copyright](https://mcdanielslaw.com/services/copyright) infringement claim alleging Childish Gambino has copied his song ...
Content ID disclaimer is illogical, says Spanish film magnate
May 10, 2021
Carlos Vasallo is a Spanish actor & producer, and is one of the most prominent players in the Mexican and Latin American film industry. He and his various companies own the rights...
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