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Lidl bag a mixed result from the EUIPO
Sep 19, 2018
Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, received a mixed bag of news last week from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In short, Lidl's attempts to revo...
Makeup artist smacks her lips before copyright litigation
Sep 18, 2018
Ukrainian makeup artist Vlada Haggerty has filed a copyright infringement claim against American fashion retailer Guess at the US District Court in California. She has accused the ...
Buying does not equal owning
Sep 17, 2018
In days gone by a purchase meant ownership. You buy a car, you own the car. It is then yours to do with as you please. You could keep it, sell it on to someone else, lend it to you...
New Copyright Directive Backed by EU Lawmakers
Sep 13, 2018
Yesterday's article focused on the controversial new EU copyright directive which lawmakers were set to vote on in Strasbourg. The results of the vote are now in; the new copyright...
Lawmakers Set to Vote on New Controversial EU Copyright Law Today
Sep 12, 2018
Today, lawmakers across the European Union will vote on a new controversial copyright reform that has seen artists, authors and creators clash with tech giants such as Google and F...
Copyright in Video Game Claim Continues….
Sep 11, 2018
Back in April we reported on the saga surrounding copyright in tattoos on computer games, the article can be read here. The article focused on the proceedings that were brought in...
Prince's Estate Files Infringement Claims Over Unauthorised Music
Sep 10, 2018
The estate of American singer song-writer, Prince, has filed a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against European individuals and companies including Lovesigne, House Qua...
Showing image rights the red card
Sep 7, 2018
When we think of image rights disputes we often think of a super-rich celebrity (often an athlete) being prevented from fully exploiting their own likeness due to a conflicting con...
Monkey business clogging up the courts
Sep 5, 2018
We earlier reported on the plight of Naruto and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's decision that as a macaque monkey he could not own copyright. You can read that arti...
Is YouTube's Content-ID fit for purpose?
Sep 4, 2018
In the age of the explosion of digital piracy, it is no surprise that content hosts that allow user-uploaded content (like YouTube, Facebook and Twitch amongst thousands of others)...
I don't want to talk about it / copyright infringement
Sep 3, 2018
A £9,999.99 (note: definitely not £10,000) copyright infringement claim has been brought against rock'n'roll legend Sir Rod Stewart. The allegation, made by Julia McLellan on behal...
Circles and squares and apostrophes thwart Vodafone
Aug 31, 2018
One of the most significant differences in copyright law between the UK and US is that while copyright protection arises automatically in UK, in the US an application has to be mad...
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