Eric Clapton copyright controversy: beware of crushing the underdog

Possessing IP rights gives the rightsholder a way of enforcing their ownership against the world. Although this is a powerful tool against the unauthorised exploitation of another’s intellectual property, it can also be seen as excessive in certain situations. Such a situation arose when Eric Clapton sought to protect the copyright in a German court […]

Here We Go Again: M&S Claims IP Infringement Against Aldi

Earlier this year, M&S issued proceedings against Aldi stating that its version of the chocolate caterpillar (Cuthbert), stating that its version was highly similar to its chocolate caterpillar cake (Collin). Please access the following link for further information on this: https://lawdit.co.uk/readingroom/cake-wars-m-s-files-claim-against-aldi-over-rival-caterpillars. It seems that the budget food retailer Aldi has not learned its lesson and […]

Overview of IP rights

The pandemic has caused many businesses to invest in selling their goods or services online. This has meant that many businesses have had to invest in new technology, branding or packaging . As a result, intellectual property rights become more concerning, as a business will want to protect its intangible assets and not be held […]