Keep up to date with the latest intellectual property news in our weekly round-up…


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki ramps up Article 17 opposition, promises copyright claim changes

YouTube creators can expect to see a more balanced copyright claim process on the platform soon, as well as continued efforts from the company against copyright directive Article 13, now renamed Article 17.

Computer store drops trademark claim against Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is no longer being sued for trademark infringement after a New York-based computer store dismissed its claims against the singer.

Top firms Haseltine Lake and Kempner & Partners join forces

Leading international patent and trade mark firm, Haseltine Lake, and boutique IP law firm, Kempner & Partners, announce that with effect from 1st May 2019 they have joined forces to create a new IP powerhouse.

Judge rejects Clint Eastwood’s lawsuit over medical invention

The actor-director invested in research and then alleged being swindled out of patents.

And finally…

Dog dirt copyright debacle causes stink in Springburn

A local councillor claims something skinks…after a knock back of a request for dog fouling signage due to copyright issues.

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