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Netflix Feeling Hazed By Copyright Dispute
Jul 20, 2017
Netflix, the American entertainment company, have found themselves in deep water this week after it has been alleged the plot of their original film 'Burning Sands', released in Ma...
Spotify Find Themselves In A Spot Of Bother…. Again
Jul 19, 2017
In May this year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit between music streaming giant, Spotify and musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The full article can be rea...
Own name trade mark defence revoked for corporate entities
Jul 18, 2017
Until recently there was an "own name" defence to both UK and EU trade mark infringement. This defence continues to apply in the UK for both corporate identities and individuals un...
Burberry sues another counterfeit network
Jul 17, 2017
British brand Burberry has initiated proceedings in the US to sue a counterfeiting network. The fashion house claims that the network is intentionally manufacturing, importing and ...
Canadian Igloo Mark Handed To Indigenous People
Jul 14, 2017
When Inuit art was introduced into the Canadian art scene in the early 1950s, the Canadian federal government created the igloo tag, a trade mark to protect Inuit artists' work fro...
'Monkey Selfie' Case Back In Court
Jul 13, 2017
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is being faced with the question of whether an Indonesian crested macaque named Naruto can own the copyright to a photograph of himself which he...
Mother Teresa Sari Is Trade Marked
Jul 11, 2017
The religious order founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata, the Missionaries of Charity, which continues her work has trade marked in India the white, blue rimmed sari that was synony...
Court provides guidance on bad faith trade marks
Jul 10, 2017
A UK trade mark application will be rejected if it is shown to have been made in bad faith; an EU trade mark can be declared invalid on bad faith grounds. In the UK, bad faith can...
Copyright in a store layout
Jul 6, 2017
Originality is a key aspect of copyright. A recent judgment of the Douai Court of Appeals has made it clear how crucial this element is under French law, and has confirmed that cop...
A cereal trade mark saga
Jul 5, 2017
Around 300 boxes of Weetabix have been impounded by customs officers in New Zealand over a trade mark dispute between the importer of the British cereal and Sanitarium, the Austral...
Donald Trump & 'Covfefe' Tweet: who owns the trade mark?
Jul 4, 2017
Donald Trump sparked a surge of trade mark applications for the word mark COVFEFE, after he wrote on Twitter in the early hours of the morning at the end of May. The President twe...
Background to ongoing design case in Guardian article
Jun 30, 2017
McDaniel & Co. Senior Associate, Kelly Hudson, has been quoted in a Guardian article which focuses on one of McDaniel & Co.'s client's ongoing intellectual property (IP) claims. Ke...
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