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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Oscar favourite in deep water
Feb 23, 2018
Oscar season is fast approaching and the buzz around which films are going to steal the most awards has everyone talking. Merely being nominated for an Oscar is an expression of re...
Court dismisses Playboy's copyright claim
Feb 16, 2018
Playboy, the well-known men's magazine, have had their copyright infringement claim against Boing Boing dismissed by Judge Fernado Olguin in a California District Court. Boing Boin...
Taylor Swift shakes off another lawsuit
Feb 15, 2018
Taylor Swift is not shy when it comes to a lawsuit, having been embroiled in many herself over the years she is accustom to battling it out in the Courts. This week, it emerged th...
Megaupload's mega extradition battle
Feb 12, 2018
Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-hosting giant Megaupload, is (along with his associates Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk) facing a battle in the Court of Appeal o...
Dodge in Superbowl PR disaster
Feb 5, 2018
During the 2018 Superbowl many viewers were left angered after seeing an advert for the Dodge Ram pickup truck featuring excerpts from "The Drum Major Instinct" sermon of Dr. Marti...
Disney Pixar win dismissal of Inside Out copyright case: but it might be back
Feb 2, 2018
Disney Pixar's hit mental health positive film Inside Out was copied from "the Moodsters": or so goes the claim by Denise Daniels, a child development expert who specialises in soc...
Collective Management Organisations: a brief explanation
Jan 31, 2018
Collective Management Organisations ("CMO's") are licensing bodies which grant rights on behalf of multiple holders in a single license for a single payment. Rights holders will ge...
Grumpy Cat makes Court appearance in copyright case
Jan 26, 2018
The owners of Tardar Sauce, the name of the internet breaking, meme-generating Grumpy Cat have been awarded £500,000 in damages in a recent copyright case. Grumpy Cat Limited (who ...
Cartoons to educate children on copyright law
Jan 18, 2018
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a campaign to teach children about copyright infringement and the internet, saying it is a key life skill to learn to respect co...
Spotify sued over royalties
Jan 12, 2018
Spotify is reportedly being sued by a music production company, on behalf of its clients, for £1.18 billion, in respect of unpaid royalties for songs hosted on its platform. The ne...
Lana Del Rey Hopes To 'Get Free' In Copyright Dispute
Jan 8, 2018
Lana Del Rey has confirmed on Twitter that she is being sued by Radiohead who have alleged copyright infringement in a song on her latest album called 'Lust for Love', which was re...
'Uptown Funk' Faces Another Legal Battle
Jan 2, 2018
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 ...
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