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Rihanna "talks that talk" against Topshop

United Kingdom - February 4 2015 Character merchandising disputes can be messy where there isn't a contract, and tort law has traditionally resisted recognising personality rights or…

Justin Graham, Kelly McFadzien, Paul Sumpter, Matt Sumpter

Supreme Court supports arbitration agreements

New Zealand - December 22 2014 Just in time for Christmas, the Supreme Court has clarified New Zealand's arbitration jurisprudence by ruling that parties generally cannot avoid…

Daniel Kalderimis, Adam Ross

Trade mark dispute over Google AdWords settled with flowers?

New Zealand, United Kingdom - November 13 2014 Using a competitor's trade mark as a "key word" to get your brand more exposure in Internet search results has been a source of controversy in many…

Garth Gallaway, Justin Graham, Kelly McFadzien, Paul Sumpter, Matt Sumpter

Copyright law – retreating from the trivial?

New Zealand - September 3 2014 New Zealand's Court of Appeal, in a careful and reasoned judgment, has added to the slow retreat from copyright law being a protector of the mundane…

Chris Dann, Justin Graham, Kelly McFadzien, Matt Sumpter

Arbitration agreement set aside where parties provided for unavailable appeal rights

New Zealand - June 27 2014 The New Zealand Supreme Court has unanimously reversed the Court of Appeal in finding that an arbitration agreement, expressed to be subject to…

Garth Gallaway, Daniel Kalderimis, Adam Ross