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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Prince's estate awarded millions in claim for unauthorised music release
Apr 15, 2019
The estate of the late music icon Prince continues to vigorously protect the artist's intellectual property. In September last year we reported on the steps the estate had taken ag...
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...
Christchurch shootings prompt new Australian legislation to govern social media
Apr 8, 2019
The mosque shootings that took place on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch sent shock waves throughout the world. The event, which lasted 17 minutes, was live streamed by the killer on ...
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...
Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists
Apr 2, 2019
Yesterday we reported on Jaguar Land Rovers success at the Chinese courts against Chinese copycat car manufacturer, Jiangling Motor Corporation. Today, car manufacturer Mercedes Be...
Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar
Apr 1, 2019
Jaguar Land Rover has been successful in the Chinese courts at preventing a Chinese copycat from selling its version of the Land Rover Evoque model, ending a three-year court battl...
Memes and GIF's exempt under new copyright directive
Mar 28, 2019
The European Parliament has finally voted in the new European Copyright Directive ("Directive"). The legislation, which was revised several times in its making, will be considered ...
PIPCU investigation leads to prison time for UK pirates
Mar 20, 2019
Beginning in 2013, PIPCU (the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit) investigated the theft of the Expendables 3 movie in advance of its Hollywood release. That investigation too...
You Win Some, You Lose Some
Mar 19, 2019
Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple's disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and her...
Fall Out Boy in soft cuddly dispute
Mar 18, 2019
Llamas rarely evoke anything other than warm responses and a release of cutesy expressions. However, with puppeteers the Furry Puppet Studio suing Fall Out Boy over the band's alle...
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