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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Rihanna publicity case shows differences in UK law

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 22 2015

A very recent English Court of Appeal decision shows the distinct approach of English courts to publicity rights (Fenty v. Topshop 2015 EWCA Civ 3

Exhaustion of copyright

  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2014

The principle of exhaustion is an established international legal doctrine. It provides that a copyright owner’s right to control copies of their

Sound-alike songs: blurring the lines

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2014

IP & IT analysis: Claims that the hit song 'Blurred Lines' plagiarises a Marvin Gaye song will be settled by trial, a judge in the US has ruled. In

Live internet streaming: beware!

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 26 2015

In recent years, streaming media usage has grown dramatically, bringing with it a number of complex legal issues - ownership of copyright in content

I'm a celebrity, take my photo off that t-shirt! Court of Appeal upholds Rihanna's passing off case against Topshop

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 23 2015

Well-known high street retailer Topshop has been unsuccessful in its appeal of an earlier decision finding that it had engaged in passing off by

Case C-40308 FA Premier League v QC Leisure and Case C-42908 Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Limited

  • RPC
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 7 2011

The ECJ judgment has been widely reported by the scoreline ‘Pub Landlady 2 FAPL 0’

Rihanna shelters under passing off “umbrella”

  • Potter Clarkson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 5 2015

Well-known pop star and "style icon" Rihanna has succeeded in a UK Court of Appeal battle against high street fashion retailer Topshop, in a test

Harry Potter v Willy the Wizard

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2010

In Paul Gregory Allen (acting as trustee of Adrian Jacobs (deceased)) v Bloomsbury Publishing plc 2010 EWHC 2560 (Ch) Mr Justice Kitchin denied a summary judgment application against claims that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire infringed the copyright in Willy the Wizard

European Court of Justice ruling weakens rights holders' ability to prevent pan-European exploitation of works

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 5 2011

On 4 October, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its hotly anticipated judgment in a landmark case that has pitted the commercial might of the English Football Association Premier League (FAPL) and the satellite broadcaster BSkyB against small 'grey market' importers of foreign satellite decoders into the UK and a Portsmouth publican, Karen Murphy