Spotify is getting sued for copyright infringement … again

Spotify is getting sued in two separate lawsuits for copyright infringement. A Nashville-based publisher and a songwriter claim that the streaming service did not obtain the necessary licenses to stream works from their respective catalogues. In one lawsuit, Bob Gaudio (a songwriter and founding member of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) is suing Spotify…

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No Gluten-free love for Jamie Oliver and Jamie Oliver Enterprises

The Gluten Intolerance Group (‘GIG’) of North America has knifed back at Jamie Oliver and Jamie Oliver Enterprises (‘Jamie Oliver’) for trade mark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition. The complaint filed on 7th July at the US District Court for the Western District of Washington (the US state where GIG is based and where one…

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Netflix on Tour

You are waiting for a delayed flight from Alicante, thinking, all’s not lost. Let’s see what the fine femmes of Litchfield have been up to in Orange Is The New Black to pass the time. Only to be presented with “Error message: this content is unavailable due to rights reasons”. Sorry folks, your content has…

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Why the Unitary Patent Matters to You: A Beginner’s Guide to the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

If you’re the owner of a European Patent (‘EP’) or considering applying for one, but haven’t yet been brave enough to face the prospect of getting to grips with the forthcoming European-wide patent system, then this article is for you. The story thus far on the proposed unitary patent (‘UP’) and its specialised custom-built court…

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