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Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
Nov 20, 2018
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the ...
EU Court of Justice says no copyright in taste
Nov 15, 2018
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgement in the Levola, Heks'nkaas case. For those that may not know, Levola, a Dutch vegetable p...
Ed Sheeran settles another copyright infringement claim
Nov 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran, the Halifax born music artist that boasts some of the most impressive album selling statistics of any artist, has just settled a copyright infringement claim over the s...
Rihanna says please do stop the music
Nov 12, 2018
It was just last week we reported on the dispute between Pharrell and President Trump after it emerged that the US leader used Pharrell's 'Happy' track at a rally without permissio...
Ivanka Trump granted new trade marks in China
Nov 8, 2018
Ivanka Trump's defunct company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, has been granted numerous trade marks by the Chinese government. The trade mark applications were registered against some qu...
Girls Scouts of the USA sue Boys Scouts of America
Nov 7, 2018
The Girl Scouts of the USA, the youth organisation founded in 1912 with the aim of empowering American girls, has filed a trade mark infringement lawsuit this week against the Boy ...
Netflix series in hot water with the Satanic Temple
Nov 6, 2018
The Satanic Temple ("TST"), a religious group, has threatened legal action against Netflix for a statue used in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. TST have alleg...
President Trump causes IP infringement stir... again
Nov 5, 2018
It was only 3 days ago we were reporting on the story of President Trump's use of Pharrell's song, Happy, and the criticism he was met with, not only from an intellectual property ...
Pharrell Williams far from happy with President Trump
Nov 2, 2018
US President, Donald Trump, has been warned from R&B artist, Pharrell Williams, to stop playing his music at political events. One of Pharrell's biggest hits, Happy, was the song o...
Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin
Oct 31, 2018
Earlier this year, the Chinese e-commerce platform, Alibaba, filed a trade mark infringement claim against the Dubai cryptocurrency company, Alibabacoin Foundation. In summary, Ali...
Can India's new pornography ban actually work?
Oct 30, 2018
The Indian Government has reinstated its ban on access to pornographic material online. Rather than blanket ban access to websites that are tagged as "adult" themed (similar to the...
Baby Can I Hold You to copyright infringement?
Oct 25, 2018
Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman has filed a copyright infringement claim against rapper Nicki Minaj alleging that Minaj has sampled her song without her permission. It is claimed ...
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