Home > Reading Room

Reading Room

The Lawdit reading room is an up to date news resource containing legal news from around the world. Relevant, witty and up to date.


Buying and Selling a Business Trade Marks
Copyright Disputes
Infotech Registered Designs & Patents

Latest Articles

Bose to beat Beats?

Written by Michael Coyle on 27 July 2014

Boston based Bose Corporation has filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics for allegedly infringing Bose's patents related primarily to its noise-cancelling headphones. Bose has some 30 U.S. patents and applications.
Read More »

Legal freebies

Written by Michael Coyle on 26 July 2014

Lawdit has been in existence for some 12 years now. Hard to believe! Anyway we have uploaded some 28 docs from employment contracts to purchase agreements and business terms.
Read More »

Glee for Glee Club. Glum for Glee show.

Written by Michael Coyle on 18 July 2014

Earlier in the year the US television show Glee was held to have lost a trade mark dispute with a night club in Birmingham The Glee Club. This week the same Judge (pending an appeal) ordered the TV show to change its name and awarded £100, 000 on account of costs.
Read More »

Becoming a franchisee

Written by Written by Marion Hubier, an under-graduate student of Law on 08 July 2014

To start run a small business and most of all, to keep it going, is a challenge which should not be underestimated. It takes hard work and a long time to get a business up to speed and start making profit and it is never certainthere is no certainty that the business will succeed.
Read More »

Jaw Jaw...not war war!

Written by Michael Coyle on 05 July 2014

If you do enter in to a dispute always talk talk and talk, its better than war war war! Nothing surprises us anymore but a recent case highlighted how important it is that the parties in a dispute continue to talk. The case was Bristol Groundschool Limited as the Claimant against Intelligent Data Capture as the Defendant http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2014/2145.html
Read More »

Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft

Written by Michael Coyle on 05 July 2014

4th July news. Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto. Lindsay Lohan this week filed a right of publicity suit against the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video game in the New York Supreme Court.
Read More »

Hotelhippo

Written by Michael Coyle on 05 July 2014

The Information Commissioner ('IC') is investigating a hotel booking website, HotelHippo.com owned by HotelStayUK which is alleged to have leaked large amounts of customer information.
Read More »

Implied terms, claim fails on two counts

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 June 2014

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court dismissed an action for passing off and breach of contract by the claimant Orvec a company which traded in textile products aimed at airlines for use by their passengers. You know... pillows, blankets, headrest covers, tray mats and towels.......Orvec’s opponent was an advertising agency.
Read More »

You Tube faces an attack from independent labels

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 June 2014

IMPALA attacks You Tube. IMPALA is the world famous independent music label known as the "independents”, and represent Guadalupe Plata, the xx, Armin van Buuren, Caro Emerald, Adele, M83, Mogwai, Vitalic, Soap & Skin, Royksopp and Andrea Bocelli. It has decided to file a complaint under EC law for amongst other things breach of competition law. In short You Tube has got to big for its boots.
Read More »

The youth want content for free

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 June 2014

A YouGov poll this week illustrates how 'free' under-16s believe the Internet should be. Tne problem is a lack of faith in copyright law.
Read More »

Want to speak
to someone?

Complete the form below and we’ll call you back free of charge.