Hair Bear Bunch of Kardashians
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Hair Bear Bunch of Kardashians

The wider Kardashian family (including younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner) do not seem to be able to stay out of the intellectual property news lately. Perhaps that is because when they throw their hefty social media weight behind something, it inevitably becomes a target for opportunist copycats and infringers. Perhaps, however, it is because…

Much ado about trademark infringement
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Much ado about trademark infringement

The Public Theatre, the group responsible for the internationally acclaimed “Shakespeare in the Park” theatre productions held each summer in Manhattan’s Central Park, has filed a claim in the Southern District of New York against a hotelier in the city. The complaint is made against Ian Schrager and his hotel PUBLIC. It relates to The…

Facebook found liable for hosting unlicensed content
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Facebook found liable for hosting unlicensed content

Facebook has suffered an important and globally significant defeat at the Tribunale Roma in Italy. Last week the court held Facebook liable for hosting links to infringing content following a complaint by Italian broadcaster Reti Televisive Italiane (“RTI”) and singer Ponzone Valentina. RTI and Ponzone sued Facebook over a profile that linked to performances by…

Counterfeiters cash in on Valentine’s Day
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Counterfeiters cash in on Valentine’s Day

February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine’s day, the annual day dedicated to love, is often celebrated by the giving of cards and gifts to loved ones. This year however, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), issued a disheartening warning to shoppers thinking of buying their loved ones a gift. It emerged this week that…