Trump Nyets Russian Trade Mark Extensions
201706.20
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Trump Nyets Russian Trade Mark Extensions

President Trump has faced repeated controversy over alleged ties to Russia and he has consistently maintained that he has no business links with Russia. It has emerged this week however that Rospatent (the Russian Intellectual Property Office) have renewed Trump’s trade marks in the country despite them not having been used. According to The New…

SONY Has A Sad Face Over Emoji Movie Dispute
201706.13
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SONY Has A Sad Face Over Emoji Movie Dispute

This year, Sony Picture Studios, the American Entertainment Company, are planning on releasing a new film entitled ‘The Emoji Movie’. For those of you not familiar with the term ‘emoji’, they are small digital images used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication.  Following Apple’s inclusion of emoji’s in their devices, they have…

Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist’s Ears
201706.05
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Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist’s Ears

Spotify, the music streaming service, has managed to wriggle its way out of a potentially crippling lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. In 2015, Spotify was sued after musician David Lowery filed a class action lawsuit and singer song-writer Melissa Ferrick also filed a claim that the music streaming service was knowingly infringing on their copyright by…

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…