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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...
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...
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