Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton
201905.13
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Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton

Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers is facing allegations copyright infringement from Peter Davies, who claims he drew the head of the wolf used on the player’s shirts. Mr Davies claim has been issued in the High Court. Mr Davies, who is now in his 70s, claims he drew the wolf’s head logo when he…

201905.10
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For Guns N’ Roses it isn’t all Rosé

Guns N’ Roses, the legendary rock band, is suing the Oskar Blues Brewery for trade mark infringement in the US. Like most musicians the iconic rock band owns a great many trademarks for various images and phrases associated with it, including, of course, “Guns N’ Roses”. In 2018 when the Oskar Blues Brewery began selling…

Instagram is the “top showcase platform for counterfeiters”
201905.07
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Instagram is the “top showcase platform for counterfeiters”

Ghost Data, the data analysis and AI analytics firm, last month released a report entitled “Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems”. You can read the entire report here. As the manufacturing quality of counterfeit products has improved, so too has their accessibility. There are two main types of counterfeit product consumer: the…

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…

PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting
201904.30
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PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting

On World Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2019), the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (“PIPCU”) announced its new operation aimed to help victims of counterfeiting who have been sold counterfeit goods. Operation Chargewell will not interface directly with the public in most circumstances, but will assist consumers who have been deceived into…