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Is Copyright Infringement in Fashion Similar to Music, Or Not?

George Taylor | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Style
George Taylor

When something is 'on trend,' yet a designer hasn't been able to claim intellectual rights over their work, multiple retailers can jump on the band wagon (a common occurrence), which is why when you walk into a wide range of shops, you'll always find similar styles and designs. This is accepted as 'normal' in the fashion industry, but is it fair?

After Oscar Pistorius, Are We Ready for Televised Criminal Trials?

Phil Hall | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Phil Hall

My fear is the televised cases are only going to be those that draw in an audience because broadcasters are commercial animals. They need viewing figures. Thus the celebrity jungle, which has become more and more unedifying in recent years, will have another wild beast out of control and out of kilter with reality.

Jury Selection To Begin In Max Clifford Trial

PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Jury selection is due to start today in the trial of PR guru Max Clifford who is accused of a string of indecent assaults. The 70-year-old, from He...

Red Bull Threatens Local Brewery

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

A group of friends may have to take on the energy drink giant Red Bull after setting up a brewery with a slightly similar sounding name. Redwell B...

'I’ve Lost Two Children’: Gemma McCluskie’s Father Disowns Son Who Murdered His Daughter

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

The father of late EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has disowned his son who murdered her, declaring: "I've lost two children." Anthony McCluskie...

D-Day For Pistorius?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius will continue his fight for bail in the fourth day of a dramatic court hearing. The Paralympian's defence team summed ...

Oscar Pistorius Cop Dropped From Case And Charged With Attempted Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The police officer leading the Oscar Pistorius investigation has been dropped from the case because he has been charged with seven counts of attempted...

EastEnders Actress 'Subjected To Savage Beatings & Mental Torture' Before Being Murdered By Her Brother

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A drug addict who murdered his EastEnders actress sister, had subjected her to two decades of savage beatings and mental torture, it is claimed. O...

Tony McCluskie's Father: 'I Won't Desert My Killer Son'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has been jailed for life for her murder. Tony McCluskie, 36, showed no emotion as he was t...

Brother Guilty Of Murdering And Dismembering EastEnders Actress

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Tony McCluskie has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years after being found guilty of murdering his sister, former EastEnders actress Ge...

Autistic Teenager Pool Damages Case 'Hinders Police'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

The police are facing an "unrealistic and unworkable" situation in the wake of a decision to award £28,250 damages to a severely autistic epileptic t...

'Killer Hacked Her Into Six Pieces With Meat Cleaver'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

The father of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie walked out of court on Thursday as details were given about how her body was hacked into six p...

Gemma McCluskie's Friend 'Felt Sorry For Brother'

PA | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

A friend of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie told a jury today how she comforted Ms McCluskie's brother, unaware he had dismembered her body ...

'Ritualistic' Abuse Carried Out As Part Of Witches' Coven

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Two men have been convicted of carrying out "ritualistic" sex abuse on children as part of a witches' coven. Peter Petrauske and Jack Kemp were sai...

Indian Hospital Staff 'Forced To Hand Over Gifts For Time Off'

SWNS | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

Carillion hospital managers at a Swindon hospital demanded gifts from foreign workers in return for time off, according to claims made in an Employmen...

Should A Sex Offender Have Right To IVF? (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Should a woman be allowed to undergo IVF, if her partner has been convicted of a sexual offence? According to a patient review panel in Australia, ...

Before You Design A Shoe With A Red Sole...

Kate Lawson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Back in 2008 Christian Louboutin sued Spanish fashion chain Zara over a pair of open-toe shoes which were of a similar design to Louboutin's Yo Yo style with its iconic red sole (which has been a signature of the brand for over 20 years).

Bus Driver Accused Of Death By Careless Driving 'Thought He Had Hit A Fox'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

A bus driver accused of killing a Cambridge University medical student and dragging her body for more than half a mile under his vehicle told the cour...

Former Death Row Briton Faces Jail Again After Threats To Judge

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

A Briton who spent two decades on Death Row could be sent back to jail in America after admitting threatening a judge who prosecuted his original case...

Occupy London Launch Appeal Against Eviction

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Occupy London protesters who lost their bid to stay camped outside St Paul's Cathedral have launched an appeal against their eviction. Lawyers for ...

Man Who Stabbed Friend In Frenzied Attack At Party Pleads Guilty

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK

A man who killed his close friend in a frenzied knife attack during a row at a party has pleaded guilty to murder. Robert Gracie was said to have b...

Judge Turns To Charles Dickens To Settle Legal Dispute

PA | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

An appeal court judge trying to resolve a legal dispute over a property lease has revealed he turned to novelist Charles Dickens for help. Lord Jus...

Dr Conrad Murray Faces Jury Over Michael Jackson Death | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

More than two years after Michael Jackson's sudden death, the singer's personal physician is to stand trial on Tuesday. Dr Conrad Murray, 58, has plea...

'King Arthur' Loses Stonehenge Case

Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A druid "battle chieftain" has lost the latest round of a fight to force scientists to return ancient "royal" remains to their or...