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Burberry Criticised for Unusual Brand Protection Practise
Jul 24, 2018
High fashion brand, Burberry, has made headlines this week after it was revealed that £28.6 million worth of unsold clothing, accessories and perfume was purposely burnt by the bra...
Nintendo takes action over online emulators
Jul 23, 2018
In the internet age there has always been a demand for access to games and videos that pre-dated it. That demand is never higher than for retro games that populated our lives in th...
Off-White Accused of Trade Mark Infringement
Jul 20, 2018
Off-White, the trendy streetwear fashion brand founded in 2012 by Virgil Abloh, has found itself in a spot of bother with outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen this week. The dispute...
Arnold J renews football blocking injunction
Jul 19, 2018
In early 2017 Mr Justice Arnold ordered an innovative and pioneering injunction preventing the live pirate streaming of Premier League football matches across the UK. In the summer...
Rage Against rage against Farage
Jul 13, 2018
Rage Against The Machine ("Rage"), giants of global rock and metal, have accused Nigel Farage of intellectual property infringement over "brazen and unlawful" exploitation of their...
EU General Court rejects wine appeal
Jul 12, 2018
Enoitalia Spa ("ES"), an Italian wine company, has had its appeal rejected by the EU General Court. The court confirmed the EUIPO were right to invalidate the trademark 'Antonio Ru...
Saudi Arabia denies Wimbledon piracy claims
Jul 10, 2018
There have been several allegations recently of BeoutQ (a sports TV streaming service) infringing on the rights of beIN Media Group. We wrote previously of the piracy of FIFA World...
Copyright and plagiarism claims against "The Girls" author dismissed
Jul 9, 2018
Emma Cline, author of best-selling novel "The Girls" has had claims of copyright infringement against her dismissed in the US. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the allegatio...
Federer hopeful Nike will serve up its trademark
Jul 4, 2018
Roger Federer signed to the Nike brand in 1994 as a promising youngster. It couldn't have been known at the time that he would go on to become inarguably the best tennis player of ...
Artist sculpting a copyright infringement claim against Tesla
Jul 3, 2018
The chief executive of Tesla has been accused of using an artist's copyrighted image without permission. Elon Musk has been criticised on Twitter for appropriating Tom Edward's ima...
Ed Sheeran sued over Gaye copying claim - again
Jun 29, 2018
Two frequent fliers in copyright claims have finally collided: Ed Sheeran is facing a copyright claim over alleged misuse of a Marvin Gaye song. Sheeran has faced several claims in...
Player Unknown gives up on Fortnite
Jun 28, 2018
We have previously reported on Player Unknown's Battlegrounds' ("PUBG") lawsuit against Epic Games over the alleged copyright infringements in the game Fortnite. You can read the o...
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