Prince’s Music Lives On ….. and his estate is getting busy

Prince’s estate had promised us lot of posthumous music going forward and we wait in eager anticipation of that. Meanwhile to preserve the value and integrity of his legacy the estate is suing a ‘bootleg label’ known as Eye Records. Describing itself as a “bootleg label dedicated” to the Purple One, the label is accused…

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Heks’nkaas fails to obtain copyright protection for the taste of cheese

A dispute over the exclusive right of reproduction due to the similarity in taste between two Dutch cheese producers, Levola, producer of ‘Heks’nkaas’, and Smilde, producer of ‘Witte Wievenkaas’, led to the Dutch Court of Appeal to refer questions to the CJEU: 1) Whether EU law allows copyright protection in taste; 2) If so, what requirements…

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Nike defeated in LNDR vs LDNR trade mark dispute

Sportswear giant, Nike in its recent campaign ‘Nothing beats a Londoner’ had been using the mark “LDNR” as an abbreviation for ‘Londoner’. Frank Industries which manufactures and sells ladies’ leisure wear commenced legal proceedings against Nike arguing that it had infringed its “LNDR” trade mark. Frank industries applied for an interim injunction, which it was…

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Back to Rainbows, Unicorns and Smiley faces for Tesla, Elon Musk and Tom Edwards 

Those who read our recent blog article entitled “A Farting Unicorn’s Musky Attraction!” will be familiar with the copyright dispute that recently engulfed Tesla tycoon Elon Musk over Tesla’s use of a unicorn farting. To recap for those who aren’t aware of the saga, relatively unknown Coloradoan potter – Tom Edwards designed and produced a…

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