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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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New Copyright Directive Backed by EU Lawmakers
Sep 13, 2018
Yesterday's article focused on the controversial new EU copyright directive which lawmakers were set to vote on in Strasbourg. The results of the vote are now in; the new copyright...
Lawmakers Set to Vote on New Controversial EU Copyright Law Today
Sep 12, 2018
Today, lawmakers across the European Union will vote on a new controversial copyright reform that has seen artists, authors and creators clash with tech giants such as Google and F...
Copyright in Video Game Claim Continues….
Sep 11, 2018
Back in April we reported on the saga surrounding copyright in tattoos on computer games, the article can be read here. The article focused on the proceedings that were brought in...
Prince's Estate Files Infringement Claims Over Unauthorised Music
Sep 10, 2018
The estate of American singer song-writer, Prince, has filed a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against European individuals and companies including Lovesigne, House Qua...
I don't want to talk about it / copyright infringement
Sep 3, 2018
A £9,999.99 (note: definitely not £10,000) copyright infringement claim has been brought against rock'n'roll legend Sir Rod Stewart. The allegation, made by Julia McLellan on behal...
Procter & Gamble Attempt To Lure In Millennials
Aug 24, 2018
Unusual marketing techniques are often employed to get people's attention. Consumers, who are often inundated with advertisements, are more likely to remember something surprising...
Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery
Aug 22, 2018
Motorola, the American telecommunications company, has come under fire this week after releasing images of its newest model, the P30. Consumers were quick to note that the P30 appe...
AFTV? It's all about Arsenal
Aug 14, 2018
Arsenal Fan TV is one of the most popular football fan channels on YouTube. Robbie Lyle who hosts the show is an internet sensation and has gathered over 800,000 subscribers since ...
Who is leaking Dr Who?
Aug 7, 2018
The BBC is on a hunt to find the source of a leaked teaser clip of the upcoming and much anticipated Dr Who season. While the release of the first episode is still some months of...
Fraudulent "Takedown" notices on the rise
Aug 6, 2018
Rights-holders in the digital age make use of what are known as "DMCA Takedown Notices" to require search engines and registrars to remove listings that direct users to infringing ...
LNDR and LDNR confuse Londoners
Jul 31, 2018
In the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, Mr Justice Arnold has ruled that Nike has infringed a trademark owned by Frank Industries ("Frank") that is uses for its women's ...
US Hockey League Concerned Over Tarnished Reputation
Jul 26, 2018
The US National Hockey League (NHL) has filed a trade mark infringement claim against beer mug manufacturer, Roger Dewey, and his three business entities A&R Collectables, The Hock...
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