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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 ...
Adidas accused of trade mark bullying
Mar 8, 2017
In February of this year, the well-known German sportswear retailer Adidas threatened clothing retailer Forever 21 with legal action, over the use of stripes on six items of its cl...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Apple saves itself $533 million
Mar 6, 2017
Apple has been successful in avoiding paying damages worth $533 million to Smartflash following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit holding that three patents on mobi...
Hasbro Hope For The Sweet Smell Of Success
Mar 3, 2017
It appears the desire to trade mark a scent is becoming increasingly important to companies and brands. Hasbro, the American multinational toy company, are the most recent company ...
Increased fees for PRS for Music as ITV loses appeal
Mar 2, 2017
The High Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by ITV against a 2016 ruling from the Copyright Tribunal which held that the broadcaster should pay increased royalties to PRS for Mus...
Award Winning Whisky Distiller's Success Against Giant Beer Brand
Feb 28, 2017
Jim McEwan, a well-known multi award winning whisky distiller from the Isle of Islay has found himself in a legal battle with Charles Wells, the company behind McEwans lager, after...
Lacoste in crocodile trade mark clash
Feb 23, 2017
Fashion house Lacoste has lost a trade mark fight in the Supreme Court of New Zealand to Crocodile International, a Singapore based fashion label. This is not the first time that ...
A shock result for the Tartan Army
Feb 20, 2017
The Scottish Court of Session in Tartan Army Ltd v Sett GmbH and Others  CSOH 22 has held that the claimant's allegations of trademark infringement and passing off were not s...
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