US Court issues temporary injunction to stop PepsiCo from using ‘Rise’ branding!

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Rise Brewing was established in 2014, its sells ready to drink canned coffee and tea-based drinks which are marketed and sold as ‘RISE’. In March, PepsiCo launched a product which uses ‘RISE’ branding on its Mtn Dew Rise energy drinks. Rise Brewing issued a trade mark dispute claim against PepsiCo after failed attempts to resolve […]

Can you genuinely own a virtual item that you purchase?

Ownership of property is a legal concept with a very long history, and it is entwined within our capitalist societies. Property rights exist in real estate, personal property, shares in a company, and many other things. Property rights give the owner a monopoly over the property which gives them incentive to invest in improving the […]

Supreme Court rejects class action data protection claim against Google!

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The Supreme Court has given judgment on Lloyd v Google [2021]. Richard Lloyd with the financial support of Therium Litigation Funding IC issued a claim against Google. The claim alleged Google had breached its duties as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998, by secretly tracking the internet activity of Apple iPhone users, […]