Copyright & Design

Time to stop monkeying around: US court rules against selfie monkey owning copyright

In a victory for common sense, Judge William Orrick of the US District Court for the Northern District of California rejected PETA’s claims on grounds that it is a matter for the US congress to determine whether the protection of laws should be extended to animals ...

Dude where’s my logo: Copyright ownership in commissioned logo designs

Securing a clear and effective assignment of rights from a designer of a commissioned work, such as a logo, is essential to avoid the uncertainty and expense of claims as the business grows.