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A devilishly good deal for Sabrina
Nov 29, 2018
Earlier in the month, we reported that The Satanic Temple ("ST") had threatened legal action against Netflix for copyright infringement. The allegation is that Netflix copied the S...
Counterfeit condoms: the riskiest intellectual property infringement going?
Nov 22, 2018
At one time or another even the most morally incorruptible person has considered the benefit of buying a counterfeit product or watching a pirated stream. Whether that is fake Oakl...
Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
Nov 20, 2018
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the ...
EU Court of Justice says no copyright in taste
Nov 15, 2018
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgement in the Levola, Heks'nkaas case. For those that may not know, Levola, a Dutch vegetable p...
Ed Sheeran settles another copyright infringement claim
Nov 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran, the Halifax born music artist that boasts some of the most impressive album selling statistics of any artist, has just settled a copyright infringement claim over the s...
Rihanna says please do stop the music
Nov 12, 2018
It was just last week we reported on the dispute between Pharrell and President Trump after it emerged that the US leader used Pharrell's 'Happy' track at a rally without permissio...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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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