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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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New Law Provides Clarity On Groundless Threats
May 9, 2017
On 17 April 2017, the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill received Royal Assent, just being passed before Parliament was dissolved, in a move welcomed by practitioners...
The Eagles band sues hotel over merchandise sales
May 5, 2017
It has recently come to light that American rock band, The Eagles, have started legal proceedings against a Mexican Hotel in Todos Santos. But what could these two entities possibl...
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation
May 4, 2017
From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect thereby replacing the Data Protection Directive 1995. The main goal of the GDPR is to harmoniz...
The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
Apr 28, 2017
The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the...
What are image rights?
Apr 27, 2017
With the news yesterday that HMRC had reportedly arrested multiple individuals working in the professional football industry in a bid to stamp out suspected tax evasion, the use of...
HMRC kicks up a fuss over professional football
Apr 26, 2017
Today HMRC reportedly arrested several individuals involved in professional football, including Newcastle United Managing Director Lee Charnley, as part of a number of raids amid a...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Raiders Relocation Rumours Spark Trade Mark Scrimmage
Apr 24, 2017
The Oakland Raiders, the professional American NFL team and franchise based in Oakland California, are rumoured to be relocating themselves to 'Sin City', Las Vegas. For many sport...
Ivanka Chinese Trade Mark Please Daddy
Apr 21, 2017
The Trump administration has thrown up more ethical concerns over the potential conflict between the Trump family's business empire and their role in the executive branch of the Un...
Beyonce Warns Lawyers To 'Hold Up'
Apr 20, 2017
It seems Beyonce, the singer-songwriter who can usually do no wrong, has ruffled a few feathers this week amidst claims that she has infringed copyright in her hit song 'Formation'...
Nintendo Copyright Dispute Begins
Apr 19, 2017
You may recall that we have previously written here about a rather strange copyright dispute involving Nintendo. Nintendo has issued a claim forbreach of copyright against Mari Car...
Supermac's fight against McDonald's continues
Apr 12, 2017
Supermac's is a fast food chain, founded in Ireland in the 1970's, by former teacher Pat McDonagh. The chain has become embroiled in brand battles with global heavyweight McDonald'...
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