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With concrete proposals for amendments to European copyright law not due until this autumn, now is a good time to take stock.
Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of partner, Andrew Brennan, boosting the firm’s national intellectual property (IP) offering.
The private copying exemption permitting copying of copyright protected content, including music, has come under attack in judicial review proceedings brought before the High Court.
Technology can be utilised in a vast number of ways to and by franchisors. But it also creates questions for a franchisor to consider.
Adidas AG recently filed a claim against Marc Jacobs International LLC in the US Federal Court for allegedly infringing its iconic Three Stripes trademark.
The appeal against the High Court’s ruling of JW Spear & Sons Ltd, Mattel Inc and Mattel UK Limited v Zynga Inc was decided recently – what does the decision mean for brand owners?
Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property - Copyright’ winner at the Client Choice Awards, 2015.
In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
The Richemont Group has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK.
The song ‘Heartbroken’ by T2 was released in 2007 featuring vocal recordings from Jodie Henderson, through the record company All Around the World Recordings.
Shoosmiths is backing the 2014 Design Manchester festival through its keynote industry address ‘North — the great debate’.
Last month, a US court found that a hit song performed and co-written by Shakira was in fact copied from an earlier work.
The regulations relating to the licensing and use of orphan works will come into force in October this year.
Ryder Cup organisers have just announced that they are banning the use of audio or video capture and photos unless on the practice range.
The FAPL has issued a warning to people posting unofficial videos of goals online, stating that these videos are in ‘breach of copyright’.
Gary Assim, head of the intellectual property and creative industries group at Shoosmiths, has warned of a raft of disputes following the rise of the ‘selfie’.
A photographer argues he owns the copyright in a now-famous image taken using his camera — however, Wikipedia claims there is no copyright in the image because it was taken by a monkey.
Intellectual property (IP) lawyers at Shoosmiths have contributed to a number of cases in a new book about landmark European decisions.
Shoosmiths has acted for KBC Advanced Technologies in a multi-million-pound acquisition. KBC has purchased FEESA for a value of £11.2m.