Iain McDougall discusses the increase in copyright infringement claims during the pandemic.
Published 6 August 2020
One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland.
Published 10 July 2020
Tech companies operating in the renewable energy sector could cause decades of damage to their market position if they fail to secure their IP rights now, an expert has warned.
Published 30 June 2020
The latest patent, trademark and design data from the UK Intellectual Property Office shows an impressive performance from Scotland in 2019.
Published 18 June 2020
The General Court of the European Union has sided with Louis Vuitton in a long-running dispute over its canvas chequerboard print, The Fashion Law reports.
Published 18 June 2020
Bill Gates famously said “intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana”. If this suggests he is not a huge fan of intellectual property rights that is certainly not reflected by Microsoft, the company in which he made his fortune. Microsoft has an enormous patent portfolio in excess of 100,000 patents and counting, with thousands of fresh patent applications made every year. That is a whole lot of bananas!
Published 26 May 2020
Bosses at the home of golf have failed in a legal battle over the rights to the name 'St Andrews', The Times reports.
Published 13 May 2020
Conor McGregor has failed in a legal battle against a clothing company whose sportswear bears the same name.
Published 23 April 2020
Donald Trump has failed in a legal battle over branded merchandise at his golf resorts in Scotland.
Published 16 April 2020
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has succeeded in a legal fight with two sportswear firms who attempted to block his clothing range.
Published 15 January 2020
The company behind a shop selling Harry Potter memorabilia faces a lawsuit from Hollywood, The Times reports.
Published 12 December 2019
The EU’s controversial copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of the internet, the chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation will warn today.
Published 9 October 2019
Profit before tax at IP attorneys Murgitroyd rose by 16.4 per cent to £4.16 million while revenue increased by 7.5 per cent to £48m this year, its preliminary financial results to 31 May 2019 show.
Published 18 September 2019
Sampling without authorisation can infringe a phonogram producer’s rights, though the use of a sound sample taken from a phonogram in a modified form unrecognisable to the ear does not infringe those rights, even without such authorisation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case first brought by the German electronic group Kraftwerk 20 years ago.
Published 30 July 2019
Cameron Intellectual Property has announced major growth plans for London.
Published 10 July 2019