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Cheerleaders' outfits and copyright download
Uniforms produced by Varsity ruled ’conceptually separable’ from the utilitarian function of a cheerleader’s uniform.
Application for registration of “Montussan” can proceed because the location is unknown to US consumers...
How did they get your email address?
Cybercrime and conveyancing download
The latest pools in which fraudsters have decided to phish are the email accounts of real estate conveyancing solicitors...
If traditional methods of fundraising are not looking promising, then it may be worth considering a crowdfunding alternative.
Businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly familiar with the ‘patent troll’.
The principle that a US patent holder cannot charge royalties for the use of their invention after the relevant patent term has expired has recently been the subject of a challenge in the US Supreme Court.
US rapper Jay-Z had successfully defended a claim brought by a sound engineer who was claiming to be the joint owner of the copyright in three albums produced by Jay-Z’s record label.
The FBI ’Darkode’ arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. This briefing highlights risks to you in five key areas.
Have you registered a .sucks domain? download
Maybe you should, before a cunning rival adds it to your online name.
Hashtage in the infringement frame.
A round-up of the latest intellectual property issues, including parody and theatrical copyright, Instagram and copyright, an album copyright dispute, and Rihanna.
The music industry is no stranger to cases of copyright infringement.
The song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ is allegedly the highest grossing song of all time.
Katy Perry, following her performance at this year’s Superbowl, has since tried to register the Left Shark design as a trademark.
In Comic Enterprises v Twentieth Century Fox Film, the High Court ruled that the TV show infringed the figurative mark of a UK comedy club.
Fan accounts also proliferate on Twitter. It is perhaps unsurprising that a parody and/or fan account would end up the subject of litigation.
‘Glee’ and trademark infringement download
The well-known US TV series Glee has been on the wrong end of a High Court trademark infringement action.
Issues of data management and data security continue to be in the spotlight. David Laville considers recent developments and what these mean for business.
In Payam Tamiz v Google Inc, the Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment that gives rise to real concerns for blogging platform providers.