furniture

A step forward for copyright protection

A recent landmark decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has expanded the scope of copyright protection in the UK for 3D objects, such as furniture, and clothing. The requirement of ‘artistic craftsmanship’ Generally, for a 3D object to be protected in the UK by copyright law, in addition to satisfying…

Blue ivy

Beyoncé ‘Blue Ivy’ Battle

The name of the star’s 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is at the centre of an ongoing trade mark battle. In January 2016, Beyoncé filed an application to register a trade mark for “Blue Ivy Carter,” which would cover goods including fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, baby teething rings, playing cards and more. Beyoncé has attempted to…