The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 34 – 2022 IP case law roundup: trade marks, copyright, and designs
In this episode, partners and solicitors, Chris Hoole and Bill Lister, discuss some of 2022’s most significant IP disputes, and what they might mean for the enforcement of IP rights in 2023 and beyond.
Trainee Trade Mark Attorney Vishal Dattani discusses the case and analyses the costs risks for complex copyright litigation in the High Court
For the first time, UK courts have recognised that a fictional character can be protected by copyright in its own right, independent from scripts.
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.
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.
What are non-fungible tokens (NFTS) and what are the copyright issues around owning an NFT?