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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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The Colour Purple: and what it meant to Prince
May 14, 2019
The estate of the musician Prince, the interests of which are represented by Paisley Park Enterprises ("PPE"), has been fighting a monumental, lengthy, and (we presume) incredibly ...
For Guns N' Roses it isn't all Rosé
May 10, 2019
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 trademar...
LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
Apr 29, 2019
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 i...
This counterfeit piggy went to market…
Apr 23, 2019
Entertainment One ("eOne"), the Canadian company that creates and owns the precocious but tedious Peppa Pig (and her family and friends) have been hard at work suing a plethora of ...
SCOTUS to consider offensive trade mark registration appeal
Apr 17, 2019
Erik Brunetti, owner of clothing label FUCT, has been in Court this week to put forward arguments in support of why his brand name should be afforded trade mark protection. In 199...
Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition
Apr 10, 2019
Battles are usually illustrated in comic books, however, recent intellectual property news tells us of a trade mark opposition battle between comic book companies, Goode Enterprise...
Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court
Apr 4, 2019
The EU figurative trade mark for the well-known children's character, Peppa Pig, has prevailed in a three-year invalidity battle against an EU figurative trade mark for what is de...
Hair Bear Bunch of Kardashians
Feb 27, 2019
The wider Kardashian family (including younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner) do not seem to be able to stay out of the intellectual property news lately. Perhaps that is becau...
Much ado about trademark infringement
Feb 25, 2019
The Public Theatre, the group responsible for the internationally acclaimed "Shakespeare in the Park" theatre productions held each summer in Manhattan's Central Park, has filed a ...
Epic Games to sue Exciting Events over Fortnite Live Norwich
Feb 20, 2019
Fortnite's owner Epic Games is quite used to intellectual property litigation (or at least threats of it). However, it is now turning claimant in a dispute with Exciting Events, th...
Louboutin puts it's foot down on trade mark infringement
Feb 11, 2019
Back in June we reported on how Louboutin had successfully defended its red sole trade mark from Dutch fashion chain, Van Haren: the full article can be read here. In summary, Lou...
Start wearing purple wearing purple…
Feb 7, 2019
So sang Gogol Bordello in their gypsy punk hit in 2006. It was the band's breakthrough track and they have sadly failed to stay in the mainstream ever since. Cadbury, however, fear...
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