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Say goodbye to Kodi

Written by Michael Coyle on 29 April 2017

Pre-configured devices such as Kodi were as of Friday declared illegal by the European Court of Justice. The decision, brought by anti-piracy group BREIN and a shop that sold piracy-configured media players, will have far-reaching consequences across the EU...Brexit or not.......
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Isle of Wight Festival buyers under investigation

Written by Mark Reed on 27 April 2017

Live Nation via LN-Gaiety has become the majority shareholder in the Isle of Wight Festival but the Competition and Market Authority are investigating LN-Gaiety Holding Ltd for suspecting that LN Gaiety and Isle of Wight Festival have ceased to be distinct.
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Apple in yet another patent problem spot

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 24 April 2017

Cellular Communications Equipment (CCE) who are a subsidiary of patent licensing company Acacia Research have filed a patent infringement claim against Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T Mobile in the US.
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Counterfeit stop success for Gucci

Written by Ellis Sweetenham on 21 April 2017

Gucci America, the branch of the major fashion house across the pond, has succeeded in the never-ending battle against online counterfeiters.
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Slogan T Shirts but what about the Trade Mark

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 April 2017

The Guardian this week reported in the Fashion magazine that slogan Tshirts were back in fashion...but what is the legal position regarding slogan t shirts https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/mar/15/the-write-stuff-slogan-t-shirts-go-haute
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A step back in time.............

Written by Michael Coyle on 21 April 2017

District judge Philip Mackenzie accuses the English legal system of 'conspiring against a vulnerable individual' relating to a woman who was jailed for begging.
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Huawei’s Patent Wars – A mixed week

Written by Dana Hughes on 12 April 2017

Huawei saw two landmark judgements handed down in its patent wars against Unwired Planet in the UK, and Samsung in China. The former saw failure with the potential Huawei's affected handsets to be prevented from sale in the UK. Whereas in Quanzhou, Huawei saw a home victory for their patents against South Korean rival Samsung.
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IWATCH not a part of the iFamily

Written by Dana Hughes on 12 April 2017

Apple sought registration for the trade mark 'IWATCH', Arcadia opposed this on the grounds it is descriptive and devoid of distinctive character. Lord Justice Arnold has dismissed Apple's appeal on the grounds that 'I' is descriptive of the product; and the prefix cannot have distinctive character based on the success of other Apple products using the 'i' prefix.
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