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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...
Hendrix photographer welcomes Paris Court of Appeal decision
Jun 28, 2017
In May 2015, the Paris Tribunal de Grand Instance (TGI) made a controversial decision in a copyright case that shocked experts and photographers alike. The case concerned a portrai...
Gene Simmons' trade mark application withdrawn
Jun 27, 2017
It emerged last week that an application to register a hand-gesture as a US trade mark has been withdrawn. Most trade marks are either words or logos though a trade mark can take v...
'All Eyez on Me' copyright claim
Jun 26, 2017
A journalist has brought a copyright infringement claim against the creators of All Eyez on Me, a newly released film depicting the short life of rapper, actor and Poet, Tupac Shak...
US Supreme Court rules on disparaging trade marks clause
Jun 21, 2017
In the UK, marks that are contrary to public policy or morality will be refused registration as trade marks. In the US, historically, marks that comprise matter which may be dispar...
Broadway show producers successfully defend copyright infringement allegations
Jun 19, 2017
Last week, the United States District Court of Nevada handed down a court order dealing with a longstanding allegation of copyright infringement against the producers of hit musica...
Kiss Frontman Applies To Trade Mark 'Devil Horn' Gesture
Jun 16, 2017
This week details emerged regarding KISS frontman, Gene Simmons, and an application at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it has emerged that...
Lumen links land Google into trouble
Jun 15, 2017
The Higher Regional Court of Munich has issued an injunction against Google to stop the search engine linking users to the Lumen database. Lumen collects data relating to legal com...
Forever 21 escapes Puma injunctive relief
Jun 12, 2017
In 2016, Puma teamed up with popstar Rihanna to create a range of footwear named FENTY X PUMA. The footwear created in the collaboration included the 'creeper', the 'fur slide' and...
Australian tennis star in court battle
Jun 9, 2017
Two unlikely parties, Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis and cereal giant, Kellogg's, have become embroiled in a legal dispute in Australia. But what do these two parties ha...
Patents: does additional matter matter?
Jun 8, 2017
HHJ Hacon has provided guidance on the impact of adding subject matter to a patent via his judgment in Curt G. Joa, Inc. v Fameccanica Data SpA  EWHC 1251 (IPEC) (Curt). In ...
Protecting trade marks overseas
Jun 7, 2017
Jaya Mandelia and Namrita Kochhar of Indian Law Firm, Singh & Singh, have recently written an article, which can be found here, highlighting the problems being faced by brand owner...
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