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Marvel Accused of Infringing Ghanaian Copyright Laws
Jun 6, 2019
Traditional Cultural Expression ("TCE") and Traditional Knowledge ("TK") within IP are each causing a wave of uncertainty within the movie sector. TCE, also known as 'expressions o...
'Slay in Your Lane' authors disgruntled by BBC
May 30, 2019
The BBC has come under fire this week after it has been accused of trade mark infringement in its new women's sport promotion. The promotion in question depicts the image of Briti...
Joke theft… it's no laughing matter
May 24, 2019
Its not very often you hear of copyright lawsuits involving the theft of jokes, but American television host and comedian, Conan O'Brien, has been accused of exactly that. O'Brien...
Is infrared the answer to low-tech cinema piracy?
May 20, 2019
We have previously reported on low-tech cinema piracy (sometimes known as 'camming') where a pirate simply records what he or she sees and hears in a cinema and uploads the resulti...
BREXiT isn't offence: but it isn't a trademark either
May 17, 2019
While Brexit may evoke different emotions in different people, it was nonetheless surprising when the EUIPO's examiner denied the registration of the mark "BREXiT" on the ground th...
The Furniture Makers' Company celebrates the installation of its 58th Master
May 16, 2019
The Furniture Makers Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, installed its 58th Master of the company on Tuesday night this week. The n...
New York counterfeiter sentenced to two years in prison
May 15, 2019
Many people consider counterfeiting to be a victimless crime. The argument often goes that a less-wealthy consumer would never have paid huge sums for a pair of sunglasses/jeans/sh...
The Colour Purple: and what it meant to Prince
May 14, 2019
The estate of the musician Prince, the interests of which are represented by Paisley Park Enterprises ("PPE"), has been fighting a monumental, lengthy, and (we presume) incredibly ...
Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton
May 13, 2019
Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers is facing allegations copyright infringement from Peter Davies, who claims he drew the head of the wolf used on the player's sh...
For Guns N' Roses it isn't all Rosé
May 10, 2019
Guns N' Roses, the legendary rock band, is suing the Oskar Blues Brewery for trade mark infringement in the US. Like most musicians the iconic rock band owns a great many trademar...
Instagram is the "top showcase platform for counterfeiters"
May 7, 2019
Ghost Data, the data analysis and AI analytics firm, last month released a report entitled "Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems". You can read the enti...
BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi
May 1, 2019
In March 2018, McDaniel & Co client and award-winning designer and manufacturer of baby products, BabaBing, launched its Mani baby changing backpack. Like most of BabaBing's produ...
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