WIPO launches IP cataloguing scheme
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WIPO launches IP cataloguing scheme

On 27 May, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (“WIPO”) launched a new online service called ‘WIPO PROOF’.  This new service allows users to catalogue strong evidence of an intellectual property asset’s existence at the time of uploading a digital file or format.  This service, which is similar to A©ID’s existing Databank service, is to run…

Honda successfully opposes Vtecdirect UK Limited’s trade mark application
201908.19
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Honda successfully opposes Vtecdirect UK Limited’s trade mark application

Honda is a Japanese-headquartered multinational corporation known for its manufacture of cars and motorcycles which its sells globally. Some of its vehicles have, since 1989, used Honda’s own VTEC engine technology (which originally involved the use of a dual overhead cam-shaft).  Some of its vehicles using that engine technology (or derivatives of it) are branded…

BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi
201905.01
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BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi

In March 2018, McDaniel & Co client and award-winning designer and manufacturer of baby products, BabaBing, launched its Mani baby changing backpack. Like most of BabaBing’s products, the Mani is a carefully designed backpack which encompasses a number of specific design features aimed at allowing the bag to function as either a stylish tote bag…

Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar
201904.01
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Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover has been successful in the Chinese courts at preventing a Chinese copycat from selling its version of the Land Rover Evoque model, ending a three-year court battle. The Beijing Chaoyang District Court ruled that Jiangling Motor Corporation’s (“JMC”) Landwind X7 model had five specific features that were directly copied from the Evoque…

You Win Some, You Lose Some
201903.19
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You Win Some, You Lose Some

Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple’s disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and here. On 15 March 2019 Apple suffered a loss in its long-running legal battle with Qualcomm, the technology firm known for producing modems and…

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…