James Bond isn't fighting for Queen and Country right now, but rather for uniqueness. MGM and the Bond film production company Danjaq filed a lawsuit in April against Universal and their film Section 6. They claim the film about the development of the UK intelligence agency is too close to the 007 franchise and the court agreed, denying Universal's attempt to dismiss the suit in May. The judge ruled that there was enough similarities between the two projects to justify concerns over copyright infringement.
But Universal is not done, now claiming that MGM is attempting to misuse it's copyrights in order to kill a competitor's project before it gets started.
I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more on this one.