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Collective Management Organisations: a brief explanation
Jan 31, 2018
Collective Management Organisations ("CMO's") are licensing bodies which grant rights on behalf of multiple holders in a single license for a single payment. Rights holders will ge...
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...
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...
Coffee Rocks gets ground down
Jan 17, 2018
Starbucks has succeeded in its latest appeal in its opposition of Belgian entrepreneur Hasmik Nersesyan's application to register a figurative mark for her 'Coffee rocks' brand. T...
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...
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...
'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 ...
Christmas office closure PM 23 December - 2 January 2018
Dec 22, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from 13.00 today 22 December 2017 until 10am on 2 January 2018. The reason for this news post is that the voicemail system is currently dis...
Christmas Party office closure 21 December 2017 PM
Dec 21, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from midday today 21 December 2017 until 8.30 tomorrow, Friday 22 December 2017, as staff are attending our Christmas Party. The reason f...
Court wakes up and smells the coffee
Dec 15, 2017
Nestlé, the Swiss food and drink company that boasts over 2000 brands, has taken a knock to its reputation after having one of its 3D trade marks annulled by Germany's Federal Pate...
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