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Neil Young Commercialises his Intellectual Property
Jan 6, 2021
Neil Young, the Canadian-American musician, has sold the rights to his music in a staggering £110 million deal. Young rose to fame in 1960’s after forming rock band Buffalo Spr...
Hermes succeeds again
Jan 5, 2021
In June 2020, Hermes was successful in the Tokyo District Court with regards to its trade mark infringement and passing off claim against Kabushiki Kaisha Tia Maria (“Tia Maria”), ...
Starbucks counterfeiters face highest ever punitive damages demand
Dec 2, 2020
China has previously been known as the land of knock-offs; it has garnered a worldwide reputation for its counterfeit goods and for having a very lax intellectual property (IP) pro...
IP under attack
Nov 27, 2020
It has been reported that alleged state-hackers from North Korea, Iran, Russia and China have been engaging in concerted attempts to obtain details concerning coronavirus vaccinati...
US Court gives ruling on copyright in tattoos
Nov 26, 2020
Last month we reported on a copyright claim that was brought by tattoo artist Catherine Alexander, whose clientele include renowned WWE superstar Randy Orton. Alexander brought a ...
The Jetsons producer is barking up a fuss over Astro Dog
Nov 24, 2020
Astro Dog, the dog character from the 80s animated sitcom show *The Jetsons*, is at the centre of a trade mark opposition filed by production studio Hanna-Barbera Productions. The ...
NFL and other leagues face a battle for music
Nov 19, 2020
Record labels within the music industry are beginning to crack down on the infringing use of their artists’ materials by football teams of the National Football League (“NFL”) and ...
Bad blood with Scooter Braun continues…
Nov 18, 2020
The saga between Taylor Swift and American music mogul entrepreneur, Scooter Braun, has just hit a new level of hostility. For those that don’t know, Swift and Braun have had a...
Amazon comes under fire with EU Commission
Nov 10, 2020
While the global pandemic has left a staggering number of smaller businesses and retailers struggling to stay afloat, online retailer Amazon’s revenue has soared. The business mode...
Apple loses out in patent dispute
Nov 4, 2020
Apple is no stranger to a multimillion dollar lawsuit, having been embroiled in its fair share over the years. This week Apple has been ordered to pay over $500 million to VirnetX....
Playboy isn’t playing
Oct 29, 2020
It has emerged this week that Playboy Enterprises, Inc (Playboy) has filed a lawsuit against US based fast fashion retailer, Fashion Nova, in the US District Court for the Central ...
Photographer sues Yahoo for use of his photographs
Oct 28, 2020
Howard Schatz is an award winning American photographer, who on Wednesday 21 October 2020 filed a complaint at the Central District of California against Verizon Communications. I...
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