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PRS to sue SoundCloud

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 August 2015

SoundCloud has some 175 millions users and have operated without music licences until last year.
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Protectyourdesign.com

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 August 2015

Design plays a significant role in all of our lives and is a significant part of the UK's economy. The most recent figures from the UK government show that 10% of investment in intangible assets relates to design.
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Subject Access Request

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 August 2015

How do you obtain documents that you feel identify you (personal information) via the Data Protection Act 1998?
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Expert evidence

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 August 2015

Mr Justice Warren in British Airways PLC and Paul Spencer and 11 others partly upheld an appeal against a deputy master's initial refusal to permit BA to introduce expert evidence.
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Sotheby's v Viscopy Update

Written by Thomas Mould on 28 August 2015

Update on Sotheby's Australia v Viscopy in regards to the advertising for sale of Artwork in an Auction Catalogue
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Insolvency and Trade Marks

Written by Thomas Mould on 19 August 2015

A trade mark, as we are all aware is an intangible asset which is imperative to a company’s brand, but what happens if the brand goes in to liquidation?
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Craft Beer Trade Marks on the Rise

Written by Thomas Mould on 18 August 2015

In 2013, the number of beer trade marks being granted totalled 1,331. This rose to 1,485 in 2014 and it is expected to rise again at an even higher rate this year.
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Jose and Constructive dismissal

Written by Michael Coyle on 13 August 2015

Eva Carneiro, the Chelsea doctor who was demoted after José Mourinho seemingly reacted furiously to the treatment Eden Hazard received in the closing minutes of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Swansea, could have a case to sue the club for constructive dismissal.
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Adidas files lawsuit against Marc Jacobs

Written by Abdul Khan on 13 August 2015

German sportswear giant, Adidas, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Marc Jacobs International LLC on Wednesday 8th April 2015Adidas files lawsuit against Marc Jacobs
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May the farce be with you!

Written by Michael Coyle on 12 August 2015

A fancy-dress retailer expressed disapointment over the decision from Nominet to order the return of starwars.co.uk to Disney. Since 2003 the company has used the address to direct shoppers to a Star Wars section of its Jokers' Masquerade store. Nominet ordered the transfer and the owner intends to appeal. Lawdit verdict......'give it up Luke!'
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