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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...
Blurred lines Case Appears No Clearer
Oct 16, 2017
The infamous 'Blurred Lines' verdict which ultimately decided that musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, 'Got to give it up' h...
ResearchGate Faces Large Copyright Case
Oct 13, 2017
ResearchGate is a social networking site based in Berlin. It allows academics to share published papers, presentations and book chapters with millions of its members. The firm was ...
Parties Overcome Song Copyright
Sep 18, 2017
'We Shall Overcome' the famous civil rights movement song, which has been called the most powerful song of the 20th Century has been the subject of a copyright dispute in the USA. ...
Monkey 'Selfie' Ownership Finally Settled
Sep 12, 2017
We have previously written about the rather improbable case of a photographer being sued by a monkey for copyright infringement. The case has now finally been settled after a 2 yea...
Duke and Duchess awarded damages over topless photographs
Sep 5, 2017
A French court today awarded €100,000 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a privacy case relating to topless photographs of the Duchess taken in 2012 and published in French Cl...
US to review China's intellectual property practices
Aug 15, 2017
In May 2017 we reported on rising tensions between US and China over intellectual property (IP) issues, the full article can be read here. In that article, we explained how the Am...
Lord Neuberger seeks clarity over CJEU decisions post-Brexit
Aug 10, 2017
The President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger has said the UK government will need to clarify how decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should be inter...
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