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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...
Compulsory mediation looms for Greek IP disputes
Jan 30, 2018
A law published on 17 January 2018 in Greece will bring with it wholesale changes to the resolution of intellectual property disputes in the country. From 18 October 2018 the clai...
The Eagles vs Hotel California ends in Peaceful Easy Feeling
Jan 22, 2018
A dispute between The Eagles and a Mexican hotel has been settled. Last year, the Eagles issued a lawsuit to stop the hotel from calling itself Hotel California. Hotel California i...
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...
Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court
Jan 4, 2018
Legal professionals who work in the intellectual property sector have set out, in a position paper, what they want to see the government achieve in the Brexit negotiations in respe...
Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection
Dec 11, 2017
LEGO, the Danish company known for its interlocking toy bricks, has won what is being hailed as a landmark lawsuit against Chinese infringers. Lego is one of the world's most valu...
Twentieth Century Fox Rules The Empire
Nov 27, 2017
A US Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Twentieth Century Fox (TCF) in a case concerning the title of its television show, Empire. TCF took the rather unusual step of issuing ...
Wu-Tang Clan Producer Barks At Dog Walking Company
Nov 23, 2017
A trade mark infringement case is being brought by RZA a producer of the Wu-Tang Clan, against a New York based dog-walking company called the Woof-Tang Clan. RZA is a producer an...
BBC Facing Cosby Copyright Case
Nov 14, 2017
Carsey-Werner, the producer of the popular 1980s American television sitcom 'The Cosby Show', has brought a copyright case against the BBC. They have alleged copyright infringement...
ResearchGate Takes Step In The Right Direction
Nov 10, 2017
You may remember a few weeks ago we wrote an article on ResearchGate, the social networking site for academics to share published papers and books with one another, and the copyrig...
Disney Hope For A Happy Ever After
Oct 24, 2017
Disney is well known for taking its intellectual property rights seriously and defending their brand by suing anyone that dares to step on their toes. Most cases go unheard of as D...
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