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The Jetsons producer is barking up a fuss over Astro Dog
Nov 24, 2020
Astro Dog, the dog character from the 80s animated sitcom show *The Jetsons*, is at the centre of a trade mark opposition filed by production studio Hanna-Barbera Productions. The ...
Defamation action of Wagatha Christie is underway
Nov 23, 2020
Last year the sports and entertainment worlds were gripped by detective skill of the highest order. Concerned that stories from her private Instagram account were being leaked to ...
Lewis Hamilton loses trade mark battle
Nov 20, 2020
Lewis Hamilton, well-known for his many victories on the circuit, has lost a three-year trade mark battle with Hamilton International. The matter arose following Hamilton Interna...
NFL and other leagues face a battle for music
Nov 19, 2020
Record labels within the music industry are beginning to crack down on the infringing use of their artists’ materials by football teams of the National Football League (“NFL”) and ...
Bad blood with Scooter Braun continues…
Nov 18, 2020
The saga between Taylor Swift and American music mogul entrepreneur, Scooter Braun, has just hit a new level of hostility. For those that don’t know, Swift and Braun have had a...
Tik Tok accused of patent infringement
Nov 16, 2020
In summer, Triller, the social media video making app, filed an infringement claim against its rival TikTok, and its parent company, ByteDance. In its claim, Triller alleges the co...
Hugo Boss is not the Boss
Nov 12, 2020
We recently wrote about Hugo Boss and its claim for trade mark infringement against an independent artist from Merseyside for his use of the slogan “Be Boss, Be Kind”. In a recent...
Amazon comes under fire with EU Commission
Nov 10, 2020
While the global pandemic has left a staggering number of smaller businesses and retailers struggling to stay afloat, online retailer Amazon’s revenue has soared. The business mode...
Brexit & IP – Part 2: Trade marks
Nov 9, 2020
From 1 January 2021, for every registered EU trade mark, the UKIPO will create a comparable UK trade mark. In practice, this will mean that the comparable UK trade mark will be...
Apple loses out in patent dispute
Nov 4, 2020
Apple is no stranger to a multimillion dollar lawsuit, having been embroiled in its fair share over the years. This week Apple has been ordered to pay over $500 million to VirnetX....
Can the court channel their inner Sherlock Holmes and detect copyright infringement?
Nov 3, 2020
Netflix’s new mystery movie Enola Holmes has not pleased all of its audience, namely the estate of the Sherlock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The estate filed a copyright ...
Significant music rights acquisition lets individuals buy shares of songs
Nov 2, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the copyright in around 33,000 songs including a 50% share in All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Let It Go (from the Frozen soundtrack). Hipg...
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