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Beyonce Drunk in Love with copyright claims
Feb 8, 2017
According to a report on the website Fashionlaw.com, Beyonce is facing yet another copyright infringement claim. The estate of the late New Orleans-based rapper Anthony Barré – be...
Snapchat IPO story hit with patent
Feb 7, 2017
On the same day that Snapchat announced it was to float on the NYSE the social media giant faced a claim to invalidate one of its patents by a Canadian company, Investel, who is tr...
Say A Prayer For them Now; Duran Duran get leave to appeal
Feb 6, 2017
The 80's iconic New Romantic band, Duran Duran are in dispute with their old record label over the ownership of the copyright in their first three albums and the bond theme tune 'V...
Who is the average whisky consumer?
Feb 3, 2017
The EU's General Court has provided guidance as to who constitutes the average whisky consumer in order to resolve a trademark dispute. The General Court upheld the decision of the...
Facebook suffers at the hands of its subsidiary
Feb 2, 2017
Facebook's subsidiary, Oculus, which specialises in creating software and hardware for virtual reality has been ordered to pay $500 million in damages to game developer ZeniMax Med...
Data Protection Act as a fall back in defamation claims?
Feb 1, 2017
The threshold for bringing a defamation claim in the UK recently changed meaning that in order to be defamatory a statement must have caused or be likely to cause "serious harm" to...
Indian High Court rules on standing of a trademark licensee to sue
Jan 27, 2017
A recent decision of the Division Bench in the High Court of Delhi has sought to answer the question of what standing a trademark licensee has to bring trademark infringement proce...
Trump Already Eyeing Re-Election With Trademark Registration
Jan 20, 2017
It seems that even before beginning his first term in office, Donald Trump has his sights set on a second term as President of the United States. The President-elect has already po...
Trump's Trademark Tribulations
Jan 18, 2017
It is well known that US President-Elect Donald Trump owns an international real estate empire and there has already been speculation that if he maintains his business interests he...
Police initiative tackles online piracy
Jan 16, 2017
Internet piracy and websites infringing intellectual property pose a growing threat to businesses in the UK. The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), amo...
Samsung designs for printer toner cartridges are valid and infringed
Jan 13, 2017
Samsung have had a great success before the Community Design Court, which held that toner cartridges are not components of a complex products and are therefore Samsung's two Regist...
Burberry succeeds in trade mark claim against rapper
Jan 12, 2017
The British fashion house Burberry has been victorious in a case against U.S. rapper Perry Moise, better known as Burberry Perry. Burberry had alleged that Moise's use of his name ...
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