Twitch.tv blocked in China
201809.24
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Twitch.tv blocked in China

We have written here before about the uprising of streaming service Twitch, which although originally aimed at the online gaming and e-sports market, has since branched out in to all sorts of arenas such as “reaction” videos, TV highlights, and vlogging. It has not had much of a share in the giant e-sports market in…

201809.20
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City of London Police win IP Enforcement Award

The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (“PIPCU”) has been given the Intellectual Property Champions Award for Excellence in Enforcement by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center. The award is in recognition of PIPCU’s excellent work in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting. It is also the first time that the award has…

Lidl bag a mixed result from the EUIPO
201809.19
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Lidl bag a mixed result from the EUIPO

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, received a mixed bag of news last week from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In short, Lidl’s attempts to revoke a trademark were successful but at the same time an opposition against Lidl’s own trade mark was only partly dismissed. In 2008, Lidl made an application to…