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Lana Del Rey Hopes To 'Get Free' In Copyright Dispute
Jan 8, 2018
Lana Del Rey has confirmed on Twitter that she is being sued by Radiohead who have alleged copyright infringement in a song on her latest album called 'Lust for Love', which was re...
Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court
Jan 4, 2018
Legal professionals who work in the intellectual property sector have set out, in a position paper, what they want to see the government achieve in the Brexit negotiations in respe...
Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection
Dec 11, 2017
LEGO, the Danish company known for its interlocking toy bricks, has won what is being hailed as a landmark lawsuit against Chinese infringers. Lego is one of the world's most valu...
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...
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