Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Duran Duran lose out in High Court copyright case

Music has been big business for a long time.  The rewards for artists and their record companies, as everyone knows, can be immense.  Not surprisingly, this means that the rights which make money from the music at the heart of … Continue reading

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Don’t Burn Your Cakes

Have you managed by some miracle to avoid the furore which surrounds the Bake Off, or The Great British Bake Off as it is properly entitled? News of its sale to Channel 4 has reached unprecedented levels of media coverage … Continue reading

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Just not cricket

In an age when sports broadcasting deals involve millions if not billions of pounds, it is not surprising that broadcasters and governing bodies will take all the steps they can to stop anything that they see as infringing their intellectual … Continue reading

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Setting the Olympic bar

What better way to grab people’s attention than to take a ride on the back of the Olympic train? Remember the excitement surrounding the London Olympics. I attended some of the events myself and the buzz around London was staggering. … Continue reading

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What does Brexit mean for data protection in the UK?

UK businesses have for some time now been thinking carefully about what they will have to do to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  Brexit has not made their deliberations any easier. Data protection law in the … Continue reading

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Trunkis and Kiddees – Design Rights in the Supreme Court

A court decision which has been described as bewildering, devastating and bringing about a ‘huge wave of uncertainty’ probably makes sense after all, to lawyers anyway. If you have been in an airport recently you will have seen small children … Continue reading

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Fun with Intellectual Property

Intellectual property law has never been a laughing matter. Until now. Having a sense of humour on the internet is fraught with many dangers, but, beyond the minefields of taste and offence, the wrong joke, using the wrong pop culture … Continue reading

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