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Lil Nas X sued for $25m over 'Carry On' sample

31-07-2019Saman Javed

American artist Lil Nas X is being sued for $25 million by a music publisher, The Music Force, which alleges that his song “Carry On” infringes its copyright.

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ infringed Christian rapper’s copyright

30-07-2019Rory O'Neill

A US jury has found that American pop star Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” infringed copyright owned by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, more commonly known as Flame.

Red Bull loses silver-blue colour mark appeal

EU30-07-2019Rory O'Neill

Red Bull has failed in its bid to register a blue and silver colour combination as a trademark, ending an unsuccessful series of appeals.

Burns & Levinson hires two partners

30-07-2019Saman Javed

US-based law firm Burns & Levinson has added two partners to its IP group.

German bong maker targets US tobacco stores in TM suit

30-07-2019Saman Javed

A German bong maker has filed 14 identical lawsuit against alleged counterfeiters in the US.

Operators of Latin American piracy site jailed for three years

Uruguay29-07-2019Saman Javed

Two operators of a Uruguay-based piracy website have been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Unauthorised sampling can infringe producer’s rights: CJEU

EU29-07-2019Sarah Morgan

The unauthorised sampling of sounds fixed in a phonogram can infringe a producer’s rights, subject to certain conditions, according to Europe’s highest court. 

Exclusive data visualisation: Samsung leads the way in patent filings

29-07-2019Rory O'Neill

WIPR has published, in collaboration with patent analytics company Patent-Pilot, a new graphic showing the leading patent filers since the turn of the millennium.

Copyright protection of military reports is national issue, CJEU says

Germany29-07-2019Saman Javed

Europe’s highest court has delivered an opinion in a copyright dispute concerning confidential German military reports that were published by a newspaper.

CJEU hands win to media outlets in Spiegel Online ruling

EU, Germany29-07-2019Rory O'Neill

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that news outlets do not, “in principle”, need to seek authorisation for use of a copyright-protected work when reporting current events.

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