EU copyright reform: back to square one

With 318 votes to 278 in the European Parliament, the so-called ‘Copyright Directive’ has been rejected. The opposition of the directive breathe a sigh of relief as the potentially wide-reaching impact of the reforms has been stayed until MEPs have debated the topic further. The objectives of the new legislation were to harmonize copyright protection…

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What’s in a name?

That is the question; in a dispute that has arisen between the British luxury fashion brand Barbour and the iconic denim brand Levi’s over both brands small signature tabs that are sewn into the seams of various garments produced by the brands. Over the years Levi’s has been known to take a very aggressive stance…

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Rap royalties

Two of the most famous producers in the world have recently appeared in court for a case involving the iconic Beats headphones. Andre Young or “Dr Dre” as he is better known, testified with his friend Jimmy Iovine against their former business partner Steven Lamar who sued the two for $100 million dollars over royalties…

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