Category: Intellectual Property

Scottish vlogger caught up in copyright row with BBC

A controversial vlogger who claims his YouTube channel was shut down without warning has become caught up in a copyright dispute with the BBC.

Roger Federer vs Nike: Match Point?

Roger Federer is arguably one of the most recognisable and famous tennis players of this generation. Having won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player in history, and holding the world no. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks; his accolades speak for themselves. For…
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FAZE Apparel sues eSports organisation FaZe Clan over trade mark infringement

A clothing company based in San Francisco, FAZE Apparel, is suing the popular and successful eSports organisation FaZe Clan over the latter’s use of the word “Faze” on clothing items sold by the eSports team.

British superstar singer, Ed Sheeran, sues musician over ‘loss of royalties’ amid copyright dispute

Over the last few days, reports have emerged that English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has launched a lawsuit against little-known musician Sam Chokri after losing out on royalty payments for his hit song, Shape Of You.

Proposed copyright changes could see ‘the death of internet memes’ and other online content

New copyright regulations proposed by the European Union (EU) could see user-generated online content, such as memes, ‘disappear’ from the internet, campaign groups have warned.

“Hot-tempered” IP dispute between Waitrose and Hotel Chocolat swiftly resolved

A “hot-tempered” Intellectual Property (IP) dispute which emerged after boutique confectioner Hotel Chocolat accused supermarket chain Waitrose of ‘imitating’ one of its flagship products has promptly drawn to a close.

Ed Sheeran accused of plagiarism in copyright dispute

Ed Sheeran has recently become party to a cross-border copyright dispute over a song he wrote for American country and western singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

KitKat trade mark appeal rejected by European Court of Justice

Following a decision made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Nestle’s popular KitKat chocolate bar will lose its status as an EU-wide protected trade mark.

Brands at risk from increase in counterfeiting

The ever increasing presence and sophistication of counterfeit goods in the UK has prompted warnings to businesses that they need to do more to ensure that their brands are better protected.

Victory for Adidas’ three stripes in EU trade mark dispute but future of Adidas logo not secure

Sportswear giant Adidas has won a case at the EU General Court concerning an application by Belgian footwear manufacturer, Shoe Branding, to trade mark a two stripe design.