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A recent ruling by the Court of Session in Edinburgh shows that well-known words and phrases can be registered as trade marks, according to an intellectual property law expert.
Duran Duran are to appeal against a ruling last year banning them from reclaiming copyright over their own work.
Beyoncé and Jay Z submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last January to register ‘Blue Ivy Carter’, only to find out that a New England company called Blue Ivy events already owns a trademark for ‘Blue Ivy’.
A Californian artist, Joe Ramirez, has patented a new art form involving the fusion of painting and film since working on ‘The Gold Projections’.