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Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist's Ears
Jun 5, 2017
Spotify, the music streaming service, has managed to wriggle its way out of a potentially crippling lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. In 2015, Spotify was sued after music...
Disney Hoping For A Happy Ending In Zootopia lawsuit
May 31, 2017
Esplanade Productions, the company owned by screenwriter and Hollywood veteran star Gary Goldman, filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney company back in March 2017 alleging that W...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Cheese Case Kicks Up A (Copy)right Stink
May 24, 2017
For some time now there has been a long held want from brand owners to expand intellectual property rights to cover unconventional aspects of products. For example, there has been ...
Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair
May 17, 2017
Anti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year's Spr...
EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling
May 2, 2017
The long-awaited decision in the Filmspeler case, concerning the legality or otherwise of set-top boxes, was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week. T...
The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
Apr 28, 2017
The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Beyonce Warns Lawyers To 'Hold Up'
Apr 20, 2017
It seems Beyonce, the singer-songwriter who can usually do no wrong, has ruffled a few feathers this week amidst claims that she has infringed copyright in her hit song 'Formation'...
Nintendo Copyright Dispute Begins
Apr 19, 2017
You may recall that we have previously written here about a rather strange copyright dispute involving Nintendo. Nintendo has issued a claim forbreach of copyright against Mari Car...
Ed Sheeran settles copyright infringement claim over "Photograph"
Apr 11, 2017
Ed Sheeran has reportedly settled a copyright infringement claim relating to his 2014 single "Photograph", which featured on the album "X". We reported on the case in June last ye...
Foundations Primed For Copyright Dispute Leave Makeup Collaboration Blushing
Apr 5, 2017
The makeup and cosmetics industry is one of the most lucrative markets in the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. In 2015 the beauty industry generated $56.2 billion i...
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