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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Copyright in Video Game Claim Continues….
Sep 11, 2018
Back in April we reported on the saga surrounding copyright in tattoos on computer games, the article can be read here. The article focused on the proceedings that were brought in...
Prince's Estate Files Infringement Claims Over Unauthorised Music
Sep 10, 2018
The estate of American singer song-writer, Prince, has filed a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against European individuals and companies including Lovesigne, House Qua...
Showing image rights the red card
Sep 7, 2018
When we think of image rights disputes we often think of a super-rich celebrity (often an athlete) being prevented from fully exploiting their own likeness due to a conflicting con...
Monkey business clogging up the courts
Sep 5, 2018
We earlier reported on the plight of Naruto and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's decision that as a macaque monkey he could not own copyright. You can read that arti...
Is YouTube's Content-ID fit for purpose?
Sep 4, 2018
In the age of the explosion of digital piracy, it is no surprise that content hosts that allow user-uploaded content (like YouTube, Facebook and Twitch amongst thousands of others)...
I don't want to talk about it / copyright infringement
Sep 3, 2018
A £9,999.99 (note: definitely not £10,000) copyright infringement claim has been brought against rock'n'roll legend Sir Rod Stewart. The allegation, made by Julia McLellan on behal...
Circles and squares and apostrophes thwart Vodafone
Aug 31, 2018
One of the most significant differences in copyright law between the UK and US is that while copyright protection arises automatically in UK, in the US an application has to be mad...
YouTube gets twitchy over Twitch
Aug 30, 2018
It is a fair assumption that anybody reading this will have heard of YouTube. Twitch.tv, however, is much less well-known. It began as a niche e-sports streaming platform reserved ...
IP protection in reverse
Aug 29, 2018
Companies often fight tooth and nail to have their intellectual property removed from websites offering it up for free. Film producers spend millions of pounds per year preventing ...
Procter & Gamble Attempt To Lure In Millennials
Aug 24, 2018
Unusual marketing techniques are often employed to get people's attention. Consumers, who are often inundated with advertisements, are more likely to remember something surprising...
Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery
Aug 22, 2018
Motorola, the American telecommunications company, has come under fire this week after releasing images of its newest model, the P30. Consumers were quick to note that the P30 appe...
AFTV? It's all about Arsenal
Aug 14, 2018
Arsenal Fan TV is one of the most popular football fan channels on YouTube. Robbie Lyle who hosts the show is an internet sensation and has gathered over 800,000 subscribers since ...
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