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Ed Sheeran settles latest $5 million copyright lawsuit

It’s the third time that musician Ed Sheeran has been taken to court for alleged copyright infringement and news has just reached us at Dawn Ellmore Employment, that the latest lawsuit has been settled. The Sydney Morning Herald reported on… Continue Reading →

Prince’s estate applies for trade mark protection of the colour purple

What comes to mind when you think about the late, great artist Prince? Most likely, something to do with the colour purple. Many of his fans refer to him as ‘the Purple One’, and there is plenty of evidence to… Continue Reading →

The copyright battle for Roger Federer’s logo

Twenty-time grand slam winner and all-round tennis star Roger Federer has gained an army of fans during his longstanding career. And for many, his initials have defined an era of tennis competition around the world. The two letters R and… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore looks at the recent copyright claim against Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers football club may have a high chance of making the Premier League, but a copyright claim has been made that could cost them. The logo used by Wolves since the 1960s is the distinctive wolf head, which stands… Continue Reading →

The shape of things to come – Ed Sheeran hit with another copyright claim

Has Ed Sheeran come unstuck with a new copyright claim over a song he co-wrote with country music legends Faith Hill and Tim McGraw? Two Australian songwriters are hoping so, as they are suing the three artists over claims that… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore blog examines LEGO’s landmark copyright case

Danish toy giant LEGO has won its landmark copyright case against copycat products in China. It’s the first competition case Lego has won against Chinese companies that have been making products that are almost the same as its iconic toy… Continue Reading →

Copyright dispute over David Bowie image ends

As an artist, David Bowie fully understood the power of his image. Throughout his career, he developed and transformed, not just musically, but also visually, before our eyes – and from his period as Ziggy Stardust through to the Thin… Continue Reading →

What does ‘tangible’ mean when it comes to copyright?

A fundamental understanding of copyright law is the understanding of works that are “fixed in any tangible meaning of expression.” It’s at the core of the legal rights behind any original work, and without a tangible medium then copyright doesn’t… Continue Reading →

Industry insight: weekly news round up from the world of patent and trade mark law

Dawn Ellmore has noted some interesting cases this week…  Tiffany & Co v Costco Wholesale Corp – trade mark infringement Tiffany & Co has been granted the right to recover $11.1 million in lost profit (plus interest) and $8.25 million… Continue Reading →

‘Zootopia’ Copyright US Lawsuit Against Disney Dismissed

A US judge recently dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Disney for its animated award winning film “Zootopia”.  “Zootopia” was released in March 2016 and is the fifth-highest-grossing animated film of all time. The copyright infringement lawsuit was brought… Continue Reading →

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