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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Vehicle 'Keyless Security Threat' Paper Released
Aug 20, 2015
A car security loophole highlighted in an academic paper has finally been published following successful negotiations between car manufacturer Volkswagen and academics. The paper e...
Internet Pirates Sink Dallas Buyers Club Rights Holder's Application for Damages
Aug 18, 2015
Increased ease and accessibility to the internet content coupled with rising costs of cinema tickets have made the issue of streaming and downloading movie materials a growing prob...
Nike's lack of 'genuine use' is its downfall in CTM opposition
Aug 17, 2015
Nike's lack of 'genuine use' of its (already registered) Community Trade Mark (CTM) was pivotal in its latest dispute over its JUMP marks in the EU (we wrote recently about Nike's ...
Copyright - Commissioned Works, Ownership and Assignment
Aug 13, 2015
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") has recently made a judgement, which established that an individual who commissioned logos to be designed for their business was...
Moschino "Vandal-Eye(es)" Copyright of Graffiti Artist Rime
Aug 12, 2015
The Italian high-fashion brand Moschino, along with its Designer, Jeremy Scott, is being sued for copyright infringement by a graffiti artist also known as Rime who claims that a p...
Trade Mark Applications - Retailing or 'Bringing Together' of Services
Aug 6, 2015
For a number of years the position has not been precise as to whether protection by a trade mark may be obtained with respect to retail trade in services as opposed to retail trade...
Skinny Love triumph against YSL
Aug 4, 2015
In a recent decision, the Federal Administrative Court in Switzerland, on appeal from the Swiss Intellectual Property Office, dismissed an opposition by Yves Saint Laurent ("YSL") ...
No Prizes for Gap in Copyright Claim
Aug 3, 2015
Sugartown Worldwide LLC ("Sugartown"), the owner of the famous Lilly Pulitzer (of the Pulitzer Prize family genus) trade mark, claims copyright infringement of several clothes and ...
'HOT' Stuff - Descriptive and Laudatory Trademarks v Fair Trade
Jul 27, 2015
Can descriptive or laudatory marks be protected as trademarks? In a recent development, Case T-611/13 Australian Gold LLC Management & Holding GmbH, ("Australian Gold") seems to h...
Cynical Sony and the Download Pitfalls for Artists
Jul 16, 2015
Sony is currently being sued by 19 Recordings Ltd. Sony has taken a financial stake in the music download site Spotify and therefore benefits from general advertising revenue howe...
Goebbels' diaries and Copyright - the reproduction of literary works
Jul 14, 2015
A biography of Joseph Goebbels written by Peter Longerich, a professor of modern German history at Royal Holloway College and released by the publisher Random House in 2010 has rec...
Trademark Invalidity: 6-0 to the Native Americans but will the Redskins take the next round?
Jul 13, 2015
American football teams experience winning and losing on the football field but the Washington Redskins have suffered a defeat off the pitch in relation to their case for six of th...
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