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Eurovision contestant and Rudimental come out on pop in copyright dispute

Published on 19 August 2021. By Alessandro Cerri, Senior Associate and Jessica Pease, Trainee Solicitor

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Coming out on pop: Rudimental's single Waiting All Night, composed by Eurovision 2021 contestant James Newman, was not the product of copying a song written in 2001 by a contestant on the Voice UK.

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Eurovision contestant and Rudimental come out on pop in copyright dispute

Published on 19 August 2021. By Alessandro Cerri, Senior Associate and Jessica Pease, Trainee Solicitor

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The High Court has rejected a claim brought by one half of a duo who appeared on the Voice UK – the claim was brought against Eurovision 2021 contestant James Newman and members of Rudimental for allegedly infringing the copyright in one of her songs.

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Patents Court finds alleged penalty clause is firm but fair

Published on 18 May 2021. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Jessica Pease, Trainee Solicitor

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The Patents Court recently held that provisions in a settlement agreement, which restricted the ability to challenge IP rights in the future, were enforceable and did not amount to penalty clauses, as the defendant contended.

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MONOPOLY - Hasbro fails to pass go in long-running trade mark dispute

Published on 13 May 2021. By Sarah Mountain, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jessica Pease, Trainee Solicitor

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The General Court has dismissed an appeal brought by Hasbro, Inc. (Hasbro) against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) following its decision that repeat trade mark filings for 'MONOPOLY' constituted bad faith.

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