201807.13
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Rage Against rage against Farage

Rage Against The Machine (“Rage”), giants of global rock and metal, have accused Nigel Farage of intellectual property infringement over “brazen and unlawful” exploitation of their name and logo. Farage currently hosts a podcast called “Farage Against The Machine”. It does not take an IP specialist to see how this issue arose. A spokesman for…

EU General Court rejects wine appeal
201807.12
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EU General Court rejects wine appeal

Enoitalia Spa (“ES”), an Italian wine company, has had its appeal rejected by the EU General Court. The court confirmed the EUIPO were right to invalidate the trademark ‘Antonio Rubini’ as it caused a likelihood of confusion with an earlier registered mark. In 2010, ES registered its mark in class 33 for alcoholic beverages, and…

Copyright and plagiarism claims against “The Girls” author dismissed
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Copyright and plagiarism claims against “The Girls” author dismissed

Emma Cline, author of best-selling novel “The Girls” has had claims of copyright infringement against her dismissed in the US. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the allegations of copyright infringement and plagiarism for Cline’s novel, without leave to amend. That means that any attempt to litigate the issue would have to be brought in fresh…