Uber Auto Drives Into Costly Google Dispute
201705.26
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Uber Auto Drives Into Costly Google Dispute

In March, we reported on a new legal dispute between Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company – Alphabet Inc, and Uber. The dispute arose after Waymo accused Uber of stealing their trade secrets and infringing their patents regarding the technology involved in the self-driving car. Waymo filed their lawsuit against Uber after they learnt…

What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
201705.25
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What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form since 1990 but following a rebranding exercise in October 2013, the IPEC was formally established. The IPEC has jurisdiction over intellectual property cases including patents, trademarks and…

Miss Universe Trade Mark Lawsuit Could Turn Ugly
201705.22
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Miss Universe Trade Mark Lawsuit Could Turn Ugly

It emerged last week that IMG universe, the company behind the Miss Universe Pageant, has commenced legal proceedings against Czech Republic based company Diamonds International Corp (DIC), the company responsible for creating the events much sought after crowns. IMG, International Management Group, is a global sports and talent management company. Its parent company William Morris…

Tinder does not fancy one-man dating app
201705.19
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Tinder does not fancy one-man dating app

Tinder, the location based dating app, has made moves to stop a new dating app from trade marking the name Shinder. The Shinder dating app was created by Shed Simove, described as an author, comedian, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In creating the app, Simove hoped to find himself a partner. The catch with the Shinder…

Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair
201705.17
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Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year’s Spring Fair over the sale of infringing goods through ACID, assisted by their legal affiliate, McDaniel & Co. Fiesta Studios MD, Andy Kingston, said, “As an ACID Accredited Exhibition show, we…