Trump’s Trademark Tribulations
201701.18
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Trump’s Trademark Tribulations

It is well known that US President-Elect Donald Trump owns an international real estate empire and there has already been speculation that if he maintains his business interests he could violate the US Constitution when he becomes President. The US Constitution prohibits the Federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the…

Police initiative tackles online piracy
201701.16
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Police initiative tackles online piracy

Internet piracy and websites infringing intellectual property pose a growing threat to businesses in the UK. The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), amongst other issues, reviews online activity that may infringe intellectual property rights and takes action against infringers in cases where it considers there is a significant benefit to the…

Fitbit alleges trade mark infringement
201701.11
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Fitbit alleges trade mark infringement

US technology fitness company Fitbit has filed a lawsuit at the US District Court for the Northern District of California against several defendants.   The defendants include Laguana LLC and Joel Blank, the remainder were unnamed. Fitbit produce activity trackers and wireless technology devices that can measure things like the number of steps the user takes…

Disney Races Away In Cars Copyright Victory
201701.09
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Disney Races Away In Cars Copyright Victory

Disney has secured victory in a Chinese intellectual property dispute which demonstrates that western brands are having more success in enforcing their rights in China. In the summer of 2016 Disney took three Chinese firms to Court alleging infringement of Disney’s copyright in the animated film ‘Cars’. The dispute revolved around a Chinese animated film…

Bieber & Usher Successful In Copyright Dispute
201701.06
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Bieber & Usher Successful In Copyright Dispute

Justin Bieber and Usher will likely be celebrating today after being successful in a lawsuit which was launched against their song “Somebody to Love” that the pair released in 2010. The $10 million lawsuit was filed by Devin Copeland (who performs as an R & B singer under the name De Rico) and Mareio Oberton…