Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…
Intellectual property and media law
- Please select a briefing
- Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Social media - Defamation and regulation
- Orange or Orange? The importance of trade mark protection
- Radiohead deny bringing an action against Lana Del Ray for copyright infringement – but what is copyright?
- Challenging the validity of a trade mark: Caspian Pizza v Shah
- GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime
- Professionals and social media
- Design Right and Infringement
- Unlimited Fines for Breaches to the Data Protection Act 1998
- Defamation and the “Serious Harm” Threshold Test
- Photography and Copyright Infringement
- Facebook Infringed Privacy of Convicted Sex Offender
- Big Brother is Watching You
- Compensation Claims Under the Data Protection Act 1998?
- Disputes Over IP Ownership Rights
- Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of Defamation
- Can Americans Make Successful Defamation Claims Across the Pond?
- Kick it (defamation) out
- User Guide to Social Media and Avoiding Legal Traps
- The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and Celebrities’ Privacy
Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…
The media has reported this week that Martin Lewis, founder and chair of Money Saving Expert, has issued High Court proceedings against Facebook, in order to bring a claim for defamation. Mr Lewis’ online blog reports that his claim is based…
A brand or mark can help a business separate itself from the crowd. Globally distinctive brand marks such as the Apple logo or Coca-Cola sign are instantly recognisable to consumers. These brand marks distinguish corporations and products that customers trust and…
It was recently reported that rock band, Radiohead, were in the process of bringing an action against singer, Lana Del Ray, for copyright infringement of their song Creep. The apparent claim was that her song Get Free is allegedly sufficiently…
Dominic Green and Tom Wilkin discuss the Court of Appeal’s decision on challenging the validity of a trade mark in Caspian Pizza v Shah, in which RadcliffesLeBrasseur acted for the defendants. The Court of Appeal has clarified that a mark holder…
On 25 May 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) comes into force and will be directly applicable in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. What does this mean for employers? The GDPR will update UK data protection law,…
Sharing information through social media is now a daily activity for many. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide readily available forums through which opinion can easily be promulgated. Through the simple click of a button, a photo can…