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The Jetsons producer is barking up a fuss over Astro Dog
Nov 24, 2020
Astro Dog, the dog character from the 80s animated sitcom show *The Jetsons*, is at the centre of a trade mark opposition filed by production studio Hanna-Barbera Productions. The ...
NFL and other leagues face a battle for music
Nov 19, 2020
Record labels within the music industry are beginning to crack down on the infringing use of their artists’ materials by football teams of the National Football League (“NFL”) and ...
Bad blood with Scooter Braun continues…
Nov 18, 2020
The saga between Taylor Swift and American music mogul entrepreneur, Scooter Braun, has just hit a new level of hostility. For those that don’t know, Swift and Braun have had a...
Amazon comes under fire with EU Commission
Nov 10, 2020
While the global pandemic has left a staggering number of smaller businesses and retailers struggling to stay afloat, online retailer Amazon’s revenue has soared. The business mode...
Apple loses out in patent dispute
Nov 4, 2020
Apple is no stranger to a multimillion dollar lawsuit, having been embroiled in its fair share over the years. This week Apple has been ordered to pay over $500 million to VirnetX....
Playboy isn’t playing
Oct 29, 2020
It has emerged this week that Playboy Enterprises, Inc (Playboy) has filed a lawsuit against US based fast fashion retailer, Fashion Nova, in the US District Court for the Central ...
Photographer sues Yahoo for use of his photographs
Oct 28, 2020
Howard Schatz is an award winning American photographer, who on Wednesday 21 October 2020 filed a complaint at the Central District of California against Verizon Communications. I...
Caboom goes Duke
Oct 23, 2020
Kelly Knievel is the son of famous stunt performer Evel Knievel. Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer and entertainer who attempted over 75 ramp to ramp motorcycle jumps d...
Oracle v Google; the decade long dispute nears an end
Oct 22, 2020
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments from both Google and Oracle in the decade long lawsuit regarding copyright and Google’s Android software....
Content Delivery Networks – could porn change how the internet works?
Oct 20, 2020
OnlyFans is a subscription based content platform, similar to Patreon, but that has a strong bias towards adult content. Deniece Waidhofer is an adult model that posts images o...
WWE faces dispute over use of wrestlers’ tattoos
Oct 19, 2020
Catherine Alexander is the tattoo artist of renowned World Wrestling Entertainment (“WWE”) superstar Randy Orton. Alexander has brought a claim for copyright infringement against ...
What next for the Aboriginal flag?
Oct 15, 2020
The Aboriginal flag represents the Aboriginal Australians and holds special legal and political status for the Aboriginal people. Unlike many official national flags, the Aborigin...
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