Spotify Sued, Star Trek Suing, & Anne Frank’s Diary – Today’s Interesting IP


Happy New Year everybody!

I’ve gotten a bit slack with posting Interesting IP here, largely because it’s all on my Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin timelines. But I’ll start consolidating the most interesting stories and posting them in one post each day again from today. SO, here’s today’s Interesting IP from around the world, enjoy

Is your name on the list of personalities and trends that will dominate Irish Business in 2016 (relevant here because of the Data Protection Angle in the article)

An article from the Irish Examiner about mobile phone companies quest for your personal data:

A fan funded Star Trek movie has been hit with a lawsuit:

Privacy needs to take centre stage:

Anne Frank’s Diary still at the centre of copyright dispute:

Microsoft and Coral are fighting over this:

Spotify are being sued for €150m for unpaid royalties:

Apple Files Trade Mark Applications for new Beats radio stations:

Who owns the term Super Hero? Well Marvel and DC both think they do:

About the author 

Brian Conroy

I am a Trademark, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Solicitor with a background in the media industry. I specialise in Data Protection, Media, and Intellectual Property Law, both contentious and non-contentious. I trained with McCann FitzGerald in Dublin, and spent 13 years working within the Denis O'Brien owned Communicorp Group of radio stations. For further information or to arrange a consultation or call back phone Leman Solicitors on 01 6393000

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