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Police crackdown on pirate IPTV content
Jul 21, 2020
The supply of pirate Internet Protocol Television (“IPTV”) is a global issue, with authorities all across Europe cracking down on infringers. A large portion of these pirate sites ...
Adidas is Dealt a Blow in the EU General Court
Jun 20, 2019
Adidas has suffered a massive blow in the EU General Court this week after the court ruled that one of its three striped trade marks is not valid. The decision comes on the back...
UFC Sues New York Bar for Copyright Infringement
Jun 19, 2019
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is suing a New York bar for copyright infringement. It has been alleged that the Bryn Mawr Tavern II broadcasted the highly anticipated mat...
La Liga app infringes GDPR
Jun 14, 2019
The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") has caused widespread fear amongst small and big business alike as stories of those falling foul of the regulati...
Radiohead Release Unheard Material to Spite Hackers
Jun 13, 2019
Radiohead are an English rock band formed in 1985. The band rose to international fame through the release of 'OK computer' in 1997. 'OK Computer' is often acclaimed as one of the ...
The Ongoing Fight Against TV Piracy
Jun 12, 2019
IPTV is Internet Protocol Television. It is a technology that delivers streaming content over internet protocol networks and is a step away from using traditional television techn...
Joshua vs. Ruiz Attracts 13 Million Illegal Streams
Jun 7, 2019
Anthony Joshua's defeat last weekend by Andy Ruiz Jr has been dubbed as one of the greatest shocks in modern sport. The heavyweight boxing match, which took place at New York's wor...
Marvel Accused of Infringing Ghanaian Copyright Laws
Jun 6, 2019
Traditional Cultural Expression ("TCE") and Traditional Knowledge ("TK") within IP are each causing a wave of uncertainty within the movie sector. TCE, also known as 'expressions o...
'Slay in Your Lane' authors disgruntled by BBC
May 30, 2019
The BBC has come under fire this week after it has been accused of trade mark infringement in its new women's sport promotion. The promotion in question depicts the image of Briti...
Joke theft… it's no laughing matter
May 24, 2019
Its not very often you hear of copyright lawsuits involving the theft of jokes, but American television host and comedian, Conan O'Brien, has been accused of exactly that. O'Brien...
Is infrared the answer to low-tech cinema piracy?
May 20, 2019
We have previously reported on low-tech cinema piracy (sometimes known as 'camming') where a pirate simply records what he or she sees and hears in a cinema and uploads the resulti...
BREXiT isn't offence: but it isn't a trademark either
May 17, 2019
While Brexit may evoke different emotions in different people, it was nonetheless surprising when the EUIPO's examiner denied the registration of the mark "BREXiT" on the ground th...
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