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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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'...
Ed Sheeran settles copyright infringement claim over "Photograph"
Apr 11, 2017
Ed Sheeran has reportedly settled a copyright infringement claim relating to his 2014 single "Photograph", which featured on the album "X". We reported on the case in June last ye...
Are You Feeling Lucky, Cyberpunk?
Apr 10, 2017
CD Projekt Red, the video game developer, publisher and distributor behind 'The Witcher', made a move that angered their fans last week. CD Projekt Red claim to be the 'industry l...
Foundations Primed For Copyright Dispute Leave Makeup Collaboration Blushing
Apr 5, 2017
The makeup and cosmetics industry is one of the most lucrative markets in the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. In 2015 the beauty industry generated $56.2 billion i...
UK chip designer ditched by Apple may consider legal action
Apr 4, 2017
Possibly the most well-known technology company in the world, Apple, plans to discontinue the use of its current graphics technology supplier, Imagination Technologies (Imagination...
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