LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
201904.29
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LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint

LEGO has succeeded in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). WIPO’s UDRP complaint procedure is a streamlined and efficient way for rights-holders to prevent infringement in domain names. The upsides of the procedure over traditional litigation are quite simple: it is cheaper, quicker, and one of the…

Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme
201904.26
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Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme

The world’s largest e-commerce marketplace and computing platform, Amazon, is attempting to strengthen intellectual property protection for those selling on its platform. Currently, it is trialing a new non-profit scheme called the ‘Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation process’. The process aims to manage patent infringement disputes between sellers and infringers on the Amazon website. In the…

Avengers: A Tale of Piracy
201904.25
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Avengers: A Tale of Piracy

Another digital piracy story today, this time underpinned by a rather strange commercial decision taken by the rights holder Marvel. Marvel took the decision to release Avengers: Endgame in China two days before the US release. It says that it did this to combat rampant piracy in the region. Previously Hollywood blockbusters have premiered in…