Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin
201810.31
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Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin

Earlier this year, the Chinese e-commerce platform, Alibaba, filed a trade mark infringement claim against the Dubai cryptocurrency company, Alibabacoin Foundation. In summary, Alibaba accused Alibabacoin of infringing its trade marks on the promotion of their cryptocurrency in order to deceive its US online investors to make them believe the two entities were associated. We…

Not all uses of VPNs are illegitimate
201810.23
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Not all uses of VPNs are illegitimate

When somebody tells you that they use a Virtual Private Network (“VPN”) through which to access the internet as a whole, the mind is immediately drawn to the illicit activities that he or she may be conducting. Why else would that person feel the need to use a VPN? For those unclear, a VPN is…

Louis Vuitton Bag a Trade Mark Victory
201810.22
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Louis Vuitton Bag a Trade Mark Victory

French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, has succeeded in a trade mark infringement battle against The Face Shop for using their famous designs on its products. The Face Shop is a manufacturer and retailer of skincare and cosmetic products. The Defendant company, based in South Korea, is a subsidiary of the multinational corporation, LG. The dispute…

Eleven Sports testing the old guard’s reserve
201810.11
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Eleven Sports testing the old guard’s reserve

When the lawful exploitation of intellectual property rights is contradictory to government legislation, the legislation normally wins. Since the 1960s there has been a “blackout” window of broadcasting live football between 14:45 and 17:15 on a Saturday. Early and late kick offs are televised, but the traditional Saturday 15:00 kick off has remained the preserve…