Every day I post a roundup of the interesting Intellectual Property (IP) stories I’ve spotted from the web – If you want to keep up to date, I also post the most amusing musings on my Facebook, Twitter and Google+ page throughout the day, so feel free to follow away using the links above right!

Today’s Interesting IP includes:

  • Radiohead are accused of copyright infringement over their video for the new single “Burn the Witch” – http://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/radiohead-s-burn-the-witch-video-violates-copyright-says-trumpton-creator-146
  • Hells Angels (the lads with the motorbikes like) are suing Redbubble, a T-Shirt printing website, but need to raise $50K to keep on suiing – http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/hells-angels-need-cash-for-legal-battle-with-tshirt-website/news-story/9e7434e7e2abc1f83def7c4e487b3cef
  • EU decides on whether you can rome with Netflix (you can) – http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-copyright-idUKKCN0Y41SH
  • Stinger for the Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner – http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/challenging-times-for-ireland-s-data-protection-commissioner-1.2647019
  • Double Stinger for Apple – http://en.yibada.com/articles/123276/20160514/huawei-starts-receiving-apple-payments-for-royalties.htm
  • Stairway to….Court – The Led Zeplin Stairway to Heaven Copyright Infringement Case
  • Copying the design of a bike – http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/hero-cycles-sues-avon-for-copying-design-intellectual-property-rights-cycle-wars/story-BsYAwEcoBEWCMmxOq3HncI.html
  • The UK Government targetting Google and Facebook in Privacy Crackdown – https://torrentfreak.com/uk-govt-targets-google-and-facebook-in-piracy-crackdown-160516/
  • Ofcom are getting more powers in the UK – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/68f3f1c2-192a-11e6-bb7d-ee563a5a1cc1.html#axzz48oR5o3nN
  • A decision on using Trade Marks as Google Adwords in Australia (Streeeewth) – http://www.ipiustitia.com/2016/05/hidden-benefit-use-of-trademarks-as.html
  • Some general advice on Trade Marks from some nice people in Denver (not the last Dinosaur) – http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_29890610/how-make-trade-name-yourself-and-keep-it
  • California wants to copyright all government works – https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/ab-2880

Feel free to comment, share and do your evil will upon the above links and articles and if you need any Intellectual Property, Copyright or Trade Mark advice for Ireland, The UK, Europe or beyond, in the words of Jay Z, “Holla at ya boi”

Brian