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Grumpy Cat makes Court appearance in copyright case
Jan 26, 2018
The owners of Tardar Sauce, the name of the internet breaking, meme-generating Grumpy Cat have been awarded £500,000 in damages in a recent copyright case. Grumpy Cat Limited (who ...
Cartoons to educate children on copyright law
Jan 18, 2018
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a campaign to teach children about copyright infringement and the internet, saying it is a key life skill to learn to respect co...
Spotify sued over royalties
Jan 12, 2018
Spotify is reportedly being sued by a music production company, on behalf of its clients, for £1.18 billion, in respect of unpaid royalties for songs hosted on its platform. The ne...
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...
'Uptown Funk' Faces Another Legal Battle
Jan 2, 2018
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are once again facing the prospect of a legal battle over their 'Uptown Funk' song. The song has been the subject of legal disputes in the past and this ...
Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements
Nov 24, 2017
McDaniel & Co. client Talking Tables Limited, which produces design-led games and party accessories, was recently interviewed for an article on the Real Business website, which can...
Mr Underbed takes on John Lewis Christmas advert
Nov 22, 2017
Well known author Chris Riddell has enjoyed an increase in sales of his picturebook "Mr Underbed" having pointed out the close resemblance of this year's John Lewis Christmas adver...
Dyson Look To Clean Up
Nov 16, 2017
The leading manufacturer of household appliances, Dyson, is bringing a legal claim against their former chief executive Max Conze for an alleged series of breaches, after he steppe...
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...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
Eminem's success against NZ political party
Oct 25, 2017
Eminem, the American award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer, has been the latest artist to have copyright in his music infringed. The Judgment from a May 2017 trial in a cop...
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