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Big Bang Theory 'Soft Kitty' Case Dismissed
Apr 3, 2017
American television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, has successfully fought off a copyright infringement in respect of its famous 'soft kitty' song. The 'soft kitty' song from the Bi...
Maradona threatens legal action against Konami
Mar 31, 2017
Konami, the Japanese developers behind the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) video game, have been threatened with legal action from Diego Maradona. The footballer has accused developers ...
Copyright; registered or unregistered – what does this mean?
Mar 30, 2017
Copyright is an intellectual property right which protects the expression of an idea. As such, protection can extend to various types of works, such as artistic works, literary wor...
BrewDog's Bark Is Worse Than Its Bite
Mar 29, 2017
BrewDog, the brewery and pub chain, has came under scrutiny this week after taking legal action against a small family run pub. Now it appears the beer company is back pedalling in...
Led Zeppelin back in the court room to defend their most iconic creation
Mar 28, 2017
Last year Led Zeppelin, one of the world's most iconic rock bands, found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit regarding the alleged copyright infringement in one of their most pop...
Disney accused of copyright infringement
Mar 24, 2017
The Disney studios have been accused of copyright infringement over the use of certain themes in their 2016 animated film "Zootopia". American screenwriter Gary Goldman, whose work...
Slimming World Serve ASDA A Lean Diet In Trade Mark Dispute
Mar 23, 2017
Slimming World, the organisation behind the lifestyle and weight loss management programmes, has become disgruntled over ASDA's attempts to use its trade marks on a new range of re...
Something's Got To Give In Marilyn Monroe Trade Mark Dispute
Mar 21, 2017
In the United States it is commonplace for celebrities to trade mark their names and reap the economic benefits in doing so. Examples of celebrities who are utilizing their intelle...
Coachella Music Festival Look To Call The Tune In Dispute
Mar 17, 2017
American clothing company Urban Outfitters are being sued by The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over a whole host of alleged intellectual property infringements. Coachell...
A first for the UK and the Premier League
Mar 16, 2017
In a first for UK internet service providers ("ISPs"), Mr Justice Arnold has granted an order in favour of the Football Association Premier League Limited ("FAPL"), the governing b...
Uber Self-Drives Into Patent Trouble With Google
Mar 15, 2017
Uber, the online transportation network which has recently been in the news for losing an employment rights case, has found itself in the middle of yet another legal dispute this t...
Cher Seeks To Dismiss Accusations Of Copyright Infringement
Mar 9, 2017
Lawyers acting for Cher have filed a motion to dismiss against a copyright infringement claim brought against her by Moshik Nadav over the artwork and graphics which appear on her ...
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