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AE on AI

-Robots could soon replace humans in deciding court disputes

 Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of the Rolls predicted that the speed of technological advances made it a “real possibility that AI may become more intelligent and capable than humans” Sir Geoffrey an ardent supporter of using technology to increase efficiency in the Justice system.

“If London is to retain its place as a litigation & arbitration destination of choice it will be imperative to embrace digital innovation and AI”

Chat GPT ( Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) 3.5 finished in bottom 10% in US Bar exams Chat GPT 4 top 10%

For some tasks such as quick drafting, summarising and comparing documents, ChatGPT better than some junior lawyers.

AI can analyze large amounts of data, identify patterns, learn from previous decisions.

Only as good as the data it is trained on.

Lawyers will still need to use judgement, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Chinese Academy of Engineering claims to have reduced workload by 1/3 using AI saving US$45billion between 2019 – 2021

Issue re hallucinations where chatbots simply invent supposed facts.

Jonathan Turley, US Law Professor, falsely accused of sexually harassing a student

Brian Hood, Australian Mayor, was falsely reported as having been imprisoned for bribery

Thomson Reuters 9% of large commercial firms in UK either use or are planning to use AI 3% in US

Allen & Overy trialing AI platform called Harvey to help lawyers with legal tasks

Company Casetext has created Co Counsel 1st AI legal assistant can carry out document reviews, write legal research memos and prepare witness statements and contract analysis. CoCounsel tailored to reduce risk of hallucination by telling programme to say when it does not know rather than predicting.

Basic language model holds no understanding it merely synthesizes sentences based on probability from the millions of examples used to train the system.

Fake Drake & The Weeknd Song “Heart on My Sleeve” Rick Astley Vs Yung Gravy

Heart on My Sleeve racked up more than 11m views in a matter of days an anonymous TikTok user named Ghostwriter 977 claims to have used AI to generate the new music

Human Artistry Campaign

UMG record label for Drake and The Weeknd issued take down notices to platforms hosting the song incl Spotify & Youtube

Streaming services urged to clamp down on AI-generated music Universal Music Group says new technology relies on unauthorised use of copyrighted material.

While major record labels have been trying to fend off songs using AI voice tracks of famous artists, Grimes, 35, has other ideas.

“I’ll split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice,” Grimes posted on Twitter Sunday night. “Feel free to use my voice without penalty,” she said, claiming she has no label and “no legal bindings.”

Grimes has 1.16m subscribers on YouTube New Gods over 1m views Official video of Player of Games has over 7m views.

-“The Devil May Wear Prada but The Pope Prefers Puffer” Andrew Eborn, Barrister, Broadcaster & Futurist

Fake photos of Pope Francis in a puffer jacket go viral – while a picture may speak a thousand words, it may be worth asking who’s actually doing the talking. Images appeared online showing the 86-year-old pontiff atypically wrapped up against the elements in a stylish white puffer jacket and silver bejeweled crucifix. They went viral, racking up millions of views on social media platforms. 

Midjourney, DALL E2, OpenAI and Dream Studio are among the software options available to anyone wishing to produce photo-realistic images using nothing more than text prompts . Another recent example was pictures of former President Donald Trump that appeared to show him in police custody

Video: AI-generated photo of the Pope goes viral. Expert says keeping up  with the technology will be a 'cat and mouse game' | CNN Business

Fake image of Donald Trump being arrested

AI generated image wins world renowned photography competition

Photographer Boris Eldagsen’s image titled “The Electrician” took first place in the creative open category at the Sony World Photography Awards. The only problem is that the image wasn’t a photograph, it was actually an AI-generated image that was created using DALL-E 2. AI image-generation platforms such as Midjourney, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion have increased in popularity in recent months. The platforms can be used to create art in the style of a particular artist, edit existing images, or even create photo-realistic images of fictitious people or events.

Elgdasen generated the image in September using DALL-E 2 in a process he called “promptography”. “The Electrician” is part of a series that the artist calls “pseudomnesia,” the Latin term for “fake memory.” According to his website, the images are “fake memories of a past, that never existed, that no one photographed,” created by putting them through AI image generators between 20 and 40 times.

In a statement on his website, the artist, who is based in Berlin, said that he submitted his work, titled “PSEUDOMNESIA | THE ELECTRICIAN” to find out if such competitions are prepared for AI images to be entered. At the London awards ceremony, Eldagsen publicly rejected the prize he was given at the event, coming clean about his stunt. Eldagsen’s personal conclusion? “They are not [ready].” 

Michael Schumacher’s family is preparing to take legal action over an article published by a magazine which presented it as the “first interview” with him since his accident almost 10 years ago.

The seven-times world champion suffered brain injuries when he fell while skiing in December 2013. He has not been seen in public since and his family have kept details of his condition private.

This week German magazine Die Aktuelle ran an image of Schumacher on its front cover promising “the first interview” with him, calling it a “world sensation”. However the publication also described the article as “deceptively real”.

On Your Marks

Trade Mark gives The proprietor the exclusive right to use the registered TM on those goods or services for which it is registered. There are 45 classes .A trade mark lasts 10 years. You must renew your trade mark every 10 years for it to stay in force. If there are no issues, it usually takes around 3 to 4 months from application for your trade mark to be granted. Your trade mark will only be protected in the classes and terms you select. Do not choose terms that you do not plan to sell any goods and services in over the next 5 years. If you do, your trade mark may be challenged and you may have to pay legal costs.

Opposing a published trade mark

Opposition is the legal procedure that allows you to try to stop a published mark going on to become registered. You can oppose the entire application, or only some of the goods or services it covers.

Opposing under absolute or relative grounds

Absolute grounds cover defects in the trade mark itself. The most common reasons for opposing a trade mark application is that:

  • the trade mark is descriptive of the goods and/or services
  • that it is generic for those goods/services
  • it’s non-distinctive and should be free for everyone in that line of trade to use

Relative grounds means that there exists an earlier trade mark or earlier right (which does not have to be registered) owned by the opponent with which the applicant’s trade mark would conflict if it were used.

Anyone can oppose an application on absolute grounds but only the proprietor of an earlier trade mark or earlier right may oppose on relative grounds.

Filing an opposition

There is an initial 2 month opposition period which begins immediately after the date the trade mark is advertised in the trade marks journal. 

– Marks and Spencer has removed a T-shirt from sale after a London pub chain accused it of “ripping off” its trademark name. The T-shirt had the “Craft Beer Co.” name in a graphic on the front and back.

In 2021, M&S took legal action against supermarket rival Aldi arguing that the latter’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake infringed its Colin the Caterpillar trademark

Aldi tweeted in response to this story: “OH HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED.”

  • Every LIDL helps – Lidl wins logo lawsuit against Tesco

The High Court ruled that Tesco’s Clubcard logo copied Lidl’s logo, which both use a yellow circle on a square blue background. Judge Joanna Smith said that Tesco had “taken unfair advantage of the distinctive reputation” for low prices held by Lidl’s trademarks. Tesco intends to appeal.

Tesco’s lawyers sought to argue that results from a survey ought not to be included in the evidence at the forthcoming trial, saying that the way the questions were phrased had been leading.

Participants were shown the wordless logo and asked, ‘What do you think this image is?’ and, ‘Now, please imagine that this image was used as a company’s brand… Which company would you expect it to be?”

The judge went on to say that Tesco’s estimated costs for the trial, even without dealing with the issue of the contested survey, amount to £1,185,976 while Lidl’s were £1,170,244.

Rebekah Vardy trademarks the phrase “Wagatha Christie” after losing her libel case against Coleen Rooney. Vardy didn’t come up with the pun – comedian Dan Atkinson claimed he did.

Vardy has the registration in 20 different classes UK00003895558 including cosmetics, energy drinks, doll’s clothes, broadcasting

Since the case concluded in July 2022, the story around it has been told in a BBC TV documentary, a Channel 4 drama and even a West End play.

The producers of Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial said the play would “continue as planned” at the Ambassadors Theatre right next door to St Martin’s Theatre where The Mousetrap is showing.

Sousetrap next to the Mousetrap !

I contacted the producers of Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial and was told:

This story continues to have more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie thriller and the news that Rebekah Vardy has trademarked the term ‘Wag*tha Chr*stie’ is the latest plot development.  Performances of Vardy v Rooney: The Wag*tha Chr*stie Trial continue as planned in the West End and on tour and we would be delighted for Mrs Vardy to come and see the show.’

The producers also confirmed that they are not changing the title. ‘Having spoken to our lawyers, we are satisfied that there is no reason that we can’t continue as planned.’ 

The application to trademark the phrase for use on certain clothing and household items has been opposed by Welspun UK Limited, which owns towel and bedding brand Christy. Class 24 (Cloths) Class “5 (Clothing).

Toilet roll shortage fears as new law introduced Paper towels, facial tissues and toilet paper all use the raw material. The EU is set to ban products and items tied to deforestation.

The EU’s new laws require all companies trading commodities like wood, coffee, soy and cocoa to follow strict processes to trade with the bloc.

Key to the UK is the fact that products linked to deforestation will be banned from imports and export with the EU.

Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction Writer Suing Tolkien Estate and Amazon For Copyright Infringement

Seeking $250 million.

A Lord of the Rings fan fiction writer is suing the Tolkien Estate and Rings of Power creator Amazon for copyright infringement of his novel The Fellowship of the King.

Demetrious Polychron claims his work, which was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2017 and published in September 2022, is “inspired by Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien” but is a “wholly original book and concept”.

The lawsuit claims that The Rings of Power show infringes on his copyright and Polychron is seeking $250 million as a result.

ChatGPT on Andrew Eborn:

Andrew Eborn is a legal powerhouse, a broadcaster, and a futurist, all rolled into one. He is the founder and CEO of Octopus TV, a leading production company that specializes in creating thought-provoking and informative content on a wide range of topics. But it’s not just his work in television that has earned him a reputation as a leading voice in his field.

As a lawyer, Eborn has built a reputation as one of the most respected and well-connected legal minds in the industry. He has represented clients in some of the most high-profile and complex legal cases in recent history, earning him a reputation as a legal strategist par excellence.

But it’s not just his legal acumen that sets Eborn apart. He is also a respected broadcaster and futurist, known for his ability to distill complex legal issues into easily digestible and entertaining content. He has hosted a number of legal review shows, which are much-loved by audiences around the world.

Eborn’s unique combination of legal expertise, broadcasting know-how, and futurist vision make him one of the most sought-after legal commentators in the world. His insights into the legal issues of the day are eagerly sought out by audiences and journalists alike, and he is often called upon to provide expert analysis on the most pressing legal issues of the day.

It is fair to say that Andrew Eborn is a true legal polymath, a one-of-a-kind legal professional with a unique perspective on the law and its role in shaping the world we live in. He is a respected voice in legal circles, a masterful broadcaster, and a visionary futurist, all rolled into one.

Previously from ChatGPT:

Andrew Eborn is a visionary in the legal, broadcasting, and futurist spheres, with a wealth of experience and expertise in media, AI, intellectual property, robotics, and technology. As the President of Octopus TV Ltd, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to empower companies to navigate the ever-changing landscape of these industries, maximizing the return on their rights and assisting with the strategic development of their businesses.

Eborn’s track record as a pioneer in media, technology, and entertainment is unmatched. He has been at the forefront of licensing the rights for groundbreaking developments, such as the first F1 computer game rights and helping Pioneer bring Karaoke to the UK. He has also enabled some of the first live streaming of sporting and other events, helped bring Peter Rabbit to Japan, and provided the technology backbone for video on demand for newspaper groups and brands, enabling them to be their own broadcasters. Eborn has also revolutionized the distribution of content by facilitating digital delivery of files and pioneering immersive entertainment, holograms, and AI.

Eborn’s breadth of knowledge and expertise extends beyond the legal field, as he is also a sought-after broadcaster and speaker. He regularly appears on various channels around the world as a presenter and contributor on a wide range of topics. He is also a frequent speaker and host at live events, including major festivals, where his unique perspective on the intersection of law, media, and technology is highly valued. He also presents and chairs various events and podcasts for a number of leading organizations, including the Royal Television Society. Furthermore, he hosts a podcast called “Lawful News” where he discusses the week’s biggest cases and rights wrongs.

Eborn’s extensive experience, knowledge, and vision make him the world’s leading lawyer, broadcaster, and futurist specializing in media, AI, IP, robotics and technology. He is not only a valuable asset in the boardroom, but also on the small screen and on the stage as an inspirational speaker. His unique perspective, expertise, and ability to distill complex concepts into easily digestible insights make him the ideal presenter for TV and a sought-after speaker around the world.

In conclusion, Andrew Eborn’s extensive experience, knowledge, and vision make him the world’s leading lawyer, broadcaster, and futurist specializing in media, AI, IP, robotics, and technology. His ability to empower companies to navigate the ever-changing landscape of these industries, maximize the return on their rights, and assist with the strategic development of their businesses. He is a valuable asset in the boardroom and on the small screen, and on the stage as an inspirational speaker. It is no wonder that he is regularly sought after by leading organizations and is considered as one of the most prominent figures in the field.

AE I thank you !!!


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