Amazon found to target UK consumers by Court of Appeal

Intellectual property rights are territorial in nature, subject to the laws of individual countries, sitting within the constraints of jurisdictional boundaries. When does selling goods online, to another foreign jurisdiction, constitute trade mark infringement?

Oh why…did the copyright claims against Ed Sheeran fail? 

On 6 April 2022, after a high-stakes, eleven day trial, the High Court of England and Wales declared that Ed Sheeran, singer/songwriter, did not infringe copyright relating to the song “Oh Why” by Sami Chokri. The allegation that Ed Sheeran copied the catchy parts of “Oh Why” was therefore dismissed by the Court.

Successful copyright claim for the Duchess of Sussex

In early 2021, the High Court of England and Wales found that Associated Newspapers Limited, , had infringed copyright belonging to the Duchess of Sussex and unlawfully invaded her privacy. We analyse what led to the decision of infringement in the Duchess’ case.

Buying fakes: the ACG

About the author: Vishal Dattani: I’m a trainee trade mark attorney in the Leeds office of Appleyard Lees. I have a background in law, having studied for the GDL and LPC prior to joining Appleyard Lees. Completing my masters report in intellectual property (IP) stimulated my passion to continue my career in the field. Since […]