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Royalty Rates for Use of Musical Works in ITV Broadcasts Determined
Jul 6, 2016
The Copyright Tribunal has ruled on the yearly royalty rate to be paid by ITV Network Ltd, under its licence from PRS for Music (PRS) for the use of musical copyright works in tele...
Pharmaceutical Giant Experiences 'Pain' After Nurofen TV Advert Banned
Jul 4, 2016
The advertising watchdog has banned a TV advertisement for one of the biggest painkiller brands, Nurofen, because it alleged that the product could specifically target joint and ba...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
Up the Canal Without a Paddle - The Panama Papers - The Biggest Data Leak In History
Apr 4, 2016
Mossack Fonseca ("Mossack") is a global law firm offering of a range of corporate services including the incorporation of companies in offshore jurisdictions and wealth management....
Counting the Cost of Counterfeiting in Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Jan 19, 2016
In a report published today the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester is laid bare. In a statement by the Minister for Intellectual Property, B...
CJEU ruling brings legality of data transfers into the limelight
Oct 8, 2015
Europe's Highest Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), has ruled that a data sharing agreement between the US and Europe under the Safe Harbour framework is inv...
Costco 'Fishing' for Trouble - Slavery and your Supply Chain
Aug 26, 2015
We reported recently on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in Business and Supply Chains and the need for certain business types to produce and publish an annual statement disclosing thei...
Vehicle 'Keyless Security Threat' Paper Released
Aug 20, 2015
A car security loophole highlighted in an academic paper has finally been published following successful negotiations between car manufacturer Volkswagen and academics. The paper e...
Max Schrems v Facebook - Latest Round goes to FB
Jul 6, 2015
Facebook has won the latest case against an Austrian law student who is attempting to sue the social network on privacy grounds. In the latest ruling in a long-running legal battl...
Journals, 'Spiders' and HRH Prince Charles - relevance to copyright?
May 27, 2015
In 2006 HRH the Prince of Wales successfully sued Associated Newspapers for breach of confidence and infringement of copyright after the Mail on Sunday published extracts from his ...
Handbags at Dawn - Gucci Owner Sues Alibaba
May 20, 2015
The leading online marketplace Alibaba is being sued by the owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and various other leading fashion brands, Kering following a failed attempt to ...
Manchester Building Society Sues Grant Thornton for £49m
Mar 18, 2015
The accountants are accused of negligence over their auditing of the building society's accounts between 2006 and 2013. "The claim primarily covers Grant Thornton's advice and aud...
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