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Topshop’s use of Rihanna’s image is held to be passing off

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 2 2013

Topshop has failed to convince the High Court of Justice that their use of an image of Rihanna on a t-shirt was not passing off. Topshop argued that

She shoots, she scores: pub landlady's victory over Premier League

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 12 2011

The preliminary ruling given by the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") earlier this month in relation to broadcasting rights has enabled pub landlady Karen Murphy to move one step further in her battle against the Premier League

UK population will no longer be criminals - using an MP3 player will be lega

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 3 2011

The UK Government have backed proposals to amend UK copyright law in order to bring it up to date with the use of modern technology

Newspapers headline copyright battle

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 29 2011

A group of national newspapers and the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) have won a copyright battle against Meltwater, a news monitoring company, and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA

The right approach for copyright?

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 18 2011

Today, Professor Ian Hargreaves of Cardiff University has published his report 'Digital Opportunity', a review and commentary on the current UK copyright law framework

Music licensing exemption for charities abolished

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 15 2010

Following consultation and months of negotiation, the Government has announced that the Phonographic Performance Limited ("PPL") licensing exception available to third-sector organisations under the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is to be abolished