Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court
201903.08
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Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court

Last month we reported on a story about of an ex-Apple employee accused of stealing trade secrets in relation to Apple’s ‘Project Titan’, or in other words, Apple’s self-driving car project.  The accused in question, Jizhong Chen, raised the alarm after he was spotted taking photographs of confidential information on his work computer by other…

Keeping up with Kylie
201903.07
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Keeping up with Kylie

Kylie Jenner made headlines this week after it was announced that she has become the world’s youngest ever self-made billionaire according to Forbes. The news has been received with a mix of opinions; many people questioning whether she can really be titled ‘self-made’ given the privileged background she has came from and others congratulating Kylie…

Counterfeiters cash in on Valentine’s Day
201902.14
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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…

Far East Sues West
201901.31
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Far East Sues West

It has emerged this week that Kanye West, and his apparel brand, Yeezy Apparel Inc. (Yeezy), are being sued by a Japanese textiles company Toki Sen-I Co. The Yeezy apparel brand, founded in 2015, has been a successful and lucrative venture for West: the brand is now in its sixth season. It was announced this…

US files criminal charges against Huawei
201901.29
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US files criminal charges against Huawei

Huawei, the Chinese multinational conglomerate which specialises in telecommunications, has come under fire this week after the US Department of Justice charged the firm with a host of criminal charges, including the theft of intellectual property, fraud and conspiracy. The tech conglomerate is the second biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world after Samsung, however,…

Fenty Family at War
201901.16
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Fenty Family at War

Music artist Rihanna has made headlines this week after it has emerged that she is embroiled in a legal battle with her own father. The pop star, famous for music tracks such as ‘Umbrella’ and ‘We Found Love’, launched her own label in 2017 named Fenty (after her surname). Since its inception, the Fenty brand…

Breakfast at Costco
201901.10
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Breakfast at Costco

Back in 2016 we reported on the dispute between luxury jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co (Tiffany) and US wholesaler, Costco.  The article can be read here. The dispute, which arose in 2013, centered around Costco’s use of the word ‘Tiffany’ in its sale of diamond rings.  Tiffany issued proceedings for trade mark infringement arguing that…