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The Script sue James Arthur for copyright infringement

The Irish group claim the James Arthur single ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ rips off their hit 2008 single ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’. The Script are being represented by the same lawyer who represented Marvin Gaye’s estate in its dispute with Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $539m after losing US patent lawsuit

Apple sued Samsung over their duplication of a handful of distinctive iPhone features including the flat screen, the rounded rectangle shape of the phone, and the layout of icons the screen.

Spotify to pay $113m to settle copyright class action

A federal court finalised a class action settlement between the music streaming service and more than 500,000 owners of copyrights in musical compositions.

Nike’s latest patent seeks to protect athletes with impact-sensing pads

The patent is for a dynamic padding system which is designed to protect athletes while taking part in high-impact sports.

Viacom win over Krusty Krab restaurant affirmed

A US appeals court has affirmed a trademark victory for Viacom against a restaurant called The Krusty Krab, the same name as the fictional restaurant in the long-running cartoon Spongebob Squarepants.

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