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Bad faith ruling in ALEXANDER appeal
Jan 29, 2018
Geoffrey Hobbs QC has refused an application on appeal to register ALEXANDER as a UK trademark for mirrors and picture frames for the applicant CKL Holdings NV. Mr Michael Gleissn...
Grumpy Cat makes Court appearance in copyright case
Jan 26, 2018
The owners of Tardar Sauce, the name of the internet breaking, meme-generating Grumpy Cat have been awarded £500,000 in damages in a recent copyright case. Grumpy Cat Limited (who ...
The Merckiest depths of social media
Jan 24, 2018
The long running litigation between Merck KGaA ("Merck Global") and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Others ("Merck US") over the disputed mark MERCK and the targeting of websites at the...
The Eagles vs Hotel California ends in Peaceful Easy Feeling
Jan 22, 2018
A dispute between The Eagles and a Mexican hotel has been settled. Last year, the Eagles issued a lawsuit to stop the hotel from calling itself Hotel California. Hotel California i...
Cartoons to educate children on copyright law
Jan 18, 2018
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a campaign to teach children about copyright infringement and the internet, saying it is a key life skill to learn to respect co...
Coffee Rocks gets ground down
Jan 17, 2018
Starbucks has succeeded in its latest appeal in its opposition of Belgian entrepreneur Hasmik Nersesyan's application to register a figurative mark for her 'Coffee rocks' brand. T...
Spotify sued over royalties
Jan 12, 2018
Spotify is reportedly being sued by a music production company, on behalf of its clients, for £1.18 billion, in respect of unpaid royalties for songs hosted on its platform. The ne...
Lana Del Rey Hopes To 'Get Free' In Copyright Dispute
Jan 8, 2018
Lana Del Rey has confirmed on Twitter that she is being sued by Radiohead who have alleged copyright infringement in a song on her latest album called 'Lust for Love', which was re...
Government Urged To Remain In Unified Patent Court
Jan 4, 2018
Legal professionals who work in the intellectual property sector have set out, in a position paper, what they want to see the government achieve in the Brexit negotiations in respe...
'Uptown Funk' Faces Another Legal Battle
Jan 2, 2018
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are once again facing the prospect of a legal battle over their 'Uptown Funk' song. The song has been the subject of legal disputes in the past and this ...
Christmas office closure PM 23 December - 2 January 2018
Dec 22, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from 13.00 today 22 December 2017 until 10am on 2 January 2018. The reason for this news post is that the voicemail system is currently dis...
Christmas Party office closure 21 December 2017 PM
Dec 21, 2017
McDaniel & Co.'s offices will be closed from midday today 21 December 2017 until 8.30 tomorrow, Friday 22 December 2017, as staff are attending our Christmas Party. The reason f...
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