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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...
Morrisons in court over data breach
Oct 10, 2017
Supermarket chain Morrisons is in court this week faced with a lawsuit brought by thousands of current and former employees over a data breach which occurred in 2014. The personal...
Levi Strauss sues over red tabs
Oct 4, 2017
According to World IP Review, Levi Strauss (Levi's) is taking Connecticut clothing retailer Vineyard Vines to court in the US for trade mark infringement relating to red tabs attac...
Spinal Tap creators' claim against Vivendi to proceed to trial
Oct 3, 2017
Last year we reported on This is Spinal Tap co-creator Harry Shearer's claim against Vivendi in respect of merchandising income apportioned to the four creators up until 2006. That...
New UKIP logo similar to Premier League logo
Oct 2, 2017
UKIP's new logo, a purple representation of a lion's head, has been compared by many, including Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, to the Premier League logo, which is also a...
High Court bans fake certificates website
Sep 28, 2017
The BBC reported this week that a website, www.replacement-certificates.co.uk (the Website), which reportedly sold fake GCSE and A-level exam certificates has been shut down follow...
NAKED trade mark dispute
Sep 22, 2017
A small bath bomb firm located in Scotland called The Naked Soap Company (Naked) plans to take on global cosmetics company L'Oreal, which has given notice of its intention to oppos...
Pepe the Frog's creator goes after the 'alt-right'
Sep 21, 2017
The so-called Alt-right is a political movement which seems to be having a major impact on world events, most famously in the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA in 20...
Rebel With A Cause – Large Damages Award For Actress
Sep 13, 2017
Actress Rebel Wilson has secured a large damages award having successfully sued Bauer Media in Australia over a series of magazine articles which she said had portrayed her as a se...
Taylor Swift's trade mark applications
Sep 6, 2017
According to the BBC and several other news organisations, Taylor Swift has applied to register various lyrics from her new single, including the title "Look What You Made Me Do", ...
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...
National Trust for Scotland backs down in Glencoe dispute
Aug 31, 2017
Earlier this month, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) made headlines after it was accused of bullying Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing (Hilltrek), a small outdoor clothing company. Bu...
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