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Netflix series in hot water with the Satanic Temple
Nov 6, 2018
The Satanic Temple ("TST"), a religious group, has threatened legal action against Netflix for a statue used in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. TST have alleg...
President Trump causes IP infringement stir... again
Nov 5, 2018
It was only 3 days ago we were reporting on the story of President Trump's use of Pharrell's song, Happy, and the criticism he was met with, not only from an intellectual property ...
Pharrell Williams far from happy with President Trump
Nov 2, 2018
US President, Donald Trump, has been warned from R&B artist, Pharrell Williams, to stop playing his music at political events. One of Pharrell's biggest hits, Happy, was the song o...
Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin
Oct 31, 2018
Earlier this year, the Chinese e-commerce platform, Alibaba, filed a trade mark infringement claim against the Dubai cryptocurrency company, Alibabacoin Foundation. In summary, Ali...
Can India's new pornography ban actually work?
Oct 30, 2018
The Indian Government has reinstated its ban on access to pornographic material online. Rather than blanket ban access to websites that are tagged as "adult" themed (similar to the...
Baby Can I Hold You to copyright infringement?
Oct 25, 2018
Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman has filed a copyright infringement claim against rapper Nicki Minaj alleging that Minaj has sampled her song without her permission. It is claimed ...
Kylie Jenner sued over 'Born to Sparkle' range
Oct 24, 2018
Celebrities are often at the centre of legal wrangling over intellectual property, and Kylie Jenner is no exception. In fact, Kylie Jenner (whose name we use in full for obvious M...
Not all uses of VPNs are illegitimate
Oct 23, 2018
When somebody tells you that they use a Virtual Private Network ("VPN") through which to access the internet as a whole, the mind is immediately drawn to the illicit activities tha...
Louis Vuitton Bag a Trade Mark Victory
Oct 22, 2018
French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, has succeeded in a trade mark infringement battle against The Face Shop for using their famous designs on its products. The Face Shop is a man...
Kaepernick applies to Register Trade Mark for his Appearance
Oct 17, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, the former American football star known just as much for his impressive professional career as he is his civil rights protests, has sought to protect his likeness...
Microsoft changes stance on Open Source Software
Oct 15, 2018
For decades Microsoft has fought to protect its intellectual property and interests by refusing to assist in the freeing of source materials to allow third parties to develop appli...
Brexit and the Potential Impacts on the Tobacco Industry
Oct 12, 2018
It's six months to go until the UK leaves the EU and, at the moment, a deal has still not been made. The UK Department of Health and Social Care have announced that, in preparation...
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