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The term of copyright protection for literary, dramatic and musical works is the creator’s life plus 70 years.
New copyright regulations came into force in the UK on 1 October 2014.
Product placement — and the law and regulations governing it — is becoming increasingly important as the way in which we watch television changes.
The Advertising Standards Authority has warned video bloggers — vloggers — that they need to be clearer when they are accepting payment for promoting products.
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.
The media has reported that the Premier League is intending to clamp down on the unauthorised uploading of clips from televised football matches.
In this case, the intervener applied for registration as a Community trademark of a figurative sign depicting a bicycle polo player in respect of Class 18, Class 25 and Class 28.
Pickles pushes publicity code download
Eric Pickles seems to have a bee in his bonnet about councils that are issuing news sheets to their residents more frequently than quarterly.
Defamation is a serious allegation and there are strict rules about how parties should make such a claim in formal legal proceedings.
The anthemic Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, appears to be heading for the courts.
The World Cup runs until 13 July and from past experience we know it can give rise to a few employment challenges.
Have you just been asked to deal with a dispute? If yes, ensure you are familiar with the Jackson Reforms, which were introduced in April 2013.
Fan accounts also proliferate on Twitter. It is perhaps unsurprising that a parody and/or fan account would end up the subject of litigation.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
Those living in Yorkshire cannot have failed to notice that the Grand Depart of the Tour de France is beginning in God’s own county this summer.
ICO guidance for app developers download
The focus is on mobile apps but the guidance is no less applicable to apps on other devices such as games consoles.
‘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.
Businesses need to be bear in mind that the Tour de France’s intellectual property rights are likely to be zealously protected.
Parties to a contract need to be confident that the directors of the company they are dealing with have authority to bind the company. What is the position where the director has no authority?
Local authorities are increasingly using innovative methods of delivering library services, including transferring libraries to community ownership.