Oatly loses trademark battle against Glebe Farm over oat milk – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2021 in copyright, food, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A family-run farm has won a legal battle against the multimillion-pound makers of plant milk, Oatly, which accused it of trademark infringement.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2021

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Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news by tracey

‘Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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Banksy will have to reveal identity to control copyright, say judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in anonymity, artistic works, copyright, news, trade marks by sally

‘Banksy will have to reveal his identity if he wants to regain control of his artistic portfolio, judges have said as they stripped him of a total of six trademarks.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2021

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Copyright – Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd – NIPC Law

‘At a directions hearing before Lord Justice Warby on 5 May 2021, His Lordship granted summary judgment to the Duchess of Sussex in her claim for copyright infringement against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and The Mail Online. He made a number of consequential orders and gave directions for the taking of an account of profits. His judgment in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021) sets out the reasons for those orders and directions.’

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NIPC Law, 13th June 2021

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Meghan wins copyright claim against Mail on Sunday over letter – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2021 in copyright, media, news, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won her copyright claim over a personal letter to her estranged father, which, the high court heard, she had drafted on her iPhone and worked on for many hours before transcribing by hand.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

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Late night coding: who owns the results? – Mills & Reeve

‘In a recent dispute over employees and copyright ownership – Penhallurick v MD5 Limited – ownership of copyright in software created out of hours and on a home computer was in question. Did the employee have the right to take it with him when he left or was it owned by his employer?’

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Mills & Reeve, 3rd March 2021

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Markle judgment warns against ‘Micawber’ tactics – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has sounded a new warning about “Micawber tactics” in a summary judgment in the high-profile action brought by the Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) against the Mail newspaper. Lord Justice Warby, sitting as a judge in the Chancery Division, found that the duchess had a reasonable expectation of privacy when she wrote a personal letter to her father, even though she feared it might be leaked to the press.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th February 2021

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Meghan wins privacy case against Mail on Sunday – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2021 in copyright, damages, data protection, media, news, privacy, royal family by tracey

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won her high court privacy case against the Mail on Sunday, hailing her victory as a “comprehensive win” over the newspaper’s “illegal and dehumanising practices”.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2021

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Protection of shapes in 2020: Trade Marks, Copyright & IPR Cumulation – 3PB

Posted November 17th, 2020 in copyright, EC law, interpretation, news, trade marks by sally

‘The criteria for assessing the distinctive character of three-dimensional trade marks consisting of the appearance of the product itself are no different from those applicable to other categories of mark.’

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3PB, 3rd November 2020

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Copyright – Performing Right Society Ltd v Qatar Airways Group QCS – NIPC Law

‘This was an application by the defendant airline to stay an action for copyright infringement on grounds of forum non conveniens and case management. The action has been brought by the Performing Right Society which alleges that the inflight entertainment systems of the defendant’s aircraft infringe the copyright laws of the countries in which those aircraft are present at any one time. The application came on before Mr Justice Birss on 18 June 2020. He handed down his judgment in Performing Right Society Ltd v Qatar Airways Group QCS [2020] EWHC 1872 on 17 July 2020.’

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NIPC Law, 20th July 2020

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Watership Down author’s estate wins back all rights to classic novel – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in contracts, copyright, damages, film industry, media, news by sally

‘In a case at London’s high court, Richard Adams’ estate won a longstanding claim against Martin Rosen, director of the 1978 animation.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2020

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Practice – Mail’s Strikeout Application – NIPC Law

Posted May 18th, 2020 in chambers articles, copyright, damages, data protection, media, news, privacy by sally

‘This was an application by the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online to strike out certain allegations contained in the particulars of claim and further information of the Duchess of Sussex and later the reply in an action that she has brought against the publisher for copyright infringement, misuse of private information and infringement of her rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. The complaint arises from the newspaper’s publication of a letter from the duchess to her father on 10 Feb 2019.’

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NIPC Law, 17th May 2020

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Duchess of Sussex: Mail on Sunday wins first round in Meghan privacy case – BBC News

‘The Mail on Sunday has won the first round of a legal battle against the Duchess of Sussex over the publication of a letter she wrote to her father.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2020

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Law on hyperlinking clarified by High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 7th, 2019 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news by tracey

‘The application of copyright law to hyperlinking has been clarified by the High Court in London in a judgment that will be welcomed by rights holders, an intellectual property law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2019

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Joint authorship does not require writing contribution – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 29th, 2019 in copyright, joint ventures, news, retrials by tracey

‘Contributors of ideas for TV programmes, films or other creative works can be considered joint authors of those works even if they do not write the scripts, the Court of Appeal in London has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th October 2019

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Brands can claim exclusive rights to a colour – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 28th, 2019 in copyright, intellectual property, medicines, news by tracey

‘A recent ruling shows that businesses require strong evidence from customer surveys or expert witnesses to demonstrate the link between a colour and their brand to prevent rivals using the same colour to market their products, an expert in intellectual property law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th October 2019

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BAILII and the re-use of judgments as public legal information – Transparency Project

Posted October 1st, 2019 in confidentiality, copyright, internet, judgments, news, privacy by sally

‘For all practical purposes, the free legal database run by the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) is an official source of judgments from senior courts that any member of the public or any journalist can use. But while anyone can read individual judgments and quote bits of them elsewhere, what are the rules about downloading and re-using the content in bulk? Is it public open data or are there restrictions on its re-use? There seems to be some confusion about this, which this article aims to unpick.’

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Transparency Project, 1st October 2019

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Judge reprimands solicitors for “imbeclic request” comment – Litigation Futures

‘A judge has criticised solicitors in a copyright infringement claim for describing a disclosure request made by the opposing side as “imbecilic”.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2019

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What do major copyright changes mean for internet freedom? – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2019 in copyright, EC law, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘The European parliament approved the largest, and most contentious, overhaul of copyright legislation in two decades on Monday. When the directive comes into effect, it will be the biggest change to internet regulation since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2019

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Digital Freedom: Are Your Rights At Risk? – Rights Info

Posted March 15th, 2019 in bills, copyright, data protection, EC law, human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘As propaganda, ‘fake news’ and other forms of disinformation become increasingly common from governments, individuals and powerful organisations across the world, it’s become harder than ever for the average person to discern facts from fiction.’

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Rights Info, 14th March 2019

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