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Four copyright disputes in the music industry
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • China, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 25 2015

We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception. The first case comes from China, where Beijing was

The cost of a tattoo may have just got higher
  • Schillings
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • October 16 2013

While anyone seeking to use a model or high profile individual as part of their business would reasonably expect that any agreement would include the

Enforcement of foreign intellectual property rights - Lucasfilm Ltd and others v. Ainsworth and another
  • Dentons
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

Once judgment has been obtained, the successful party needs to be able to enforce that judgment against the other party to obtain the remedy granted in the judgment

Lucasfilm wins right to sue in UK for infringement of U.S. copyright
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 10 2011

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rules on protection of Stormtrooper headgear and justiciability of U.S. copyright in English courts

UK Supreme Court holds that U.S. copyright claims are justiciable in English courts
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 30 2011

The UK Supreme Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not sculptures due to their utilitarian nature and consequently do not constitute artistic works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA

Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets English floodgates open to cross-border IP litigation...?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 25 2011

The UK's highest court of appeal, the Supreme Court, decided that Lucasfilm's UK copyright was not infringed by the manufacture and sale of replica Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets in the UK

TK-421: why aren’t you at your post? (and where’s your helmet?)
  • Coats & Bennett PLLC
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 4 2011

A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away

The Star Wars action figures battle is now over
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 29 2011

Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth, 2011 UKSC 39, is about intellectual property rights in the Star Wars action figures which Ainsworth helped to design for Lucasfilm, many decades ago

Intermediary liability global
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, India, Netherlands
  • January 25 2012

They have also been a number of overseas developments that are of interest from an Australian perspective given the ongoing debate surrounding the issue

Media: Richard O’Dwyer extradition
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • February 1 2012

A judge has ruled that Richard O’Dwyer, 23, can be extradited to the US on grounds of copyright infringement, where he faces up to 10 years in a federal prison