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Kaepernick applies to Register Trade Mark for his Appearance
Oct 17, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, the former American football star known just as much for his impressive professional career as he is his civil rights protests, has sought to protect his likeness...
Microsoft changes stance on Open Source Software
Oct 15, 2018
For decades Microsoft has fought to protect its intellectual property and interests by refusing to assist in the freeing of source materials to allow third parties to develop appli...
Brexit and the Potential Impacts on the Tobacco Industry
Oct 12, 2018
It's six months to go until the UK leaves the EU and, at the moment, a deal has still not been made. The UK Department of Health and Social Care have announced that, in preparation...
Eleven Sports testing the old guard's reserve
Oct 11, 2018
When the lawful exploitation of intellectual property rights is contradictory to government legislation, the legislation normally wins. Since the 1960s there has been a "blackout"...
Defeat for Argos in the Court of Appeal
Oct 10, 2018
Since July 2015 Argos (the catalogue retailer) has been embroiled in a trademark and domain dispute with Argos Systems ("Systems"), a US software company. Argos accused Systems of...
UKIPO awarded Artificial Intelligence research funding
Oct 9, 2018
The Industrial Strategy Regulators' Pioneer Fund has recently awarded 15 public sector organisations funding to research artificial intelligence technologies that may have a practi...
Megaupload Court Battle Continues….
Oct 4, 2018
Back in February, we reported on Megaupload's mega extradition battle, the article can be read here. For those that may not know, Megaupload was the file sharing service which ena...
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of endorsing IP violations
Oct 3, 2018
Qatar's Minister of Economy and Commerce has made a filing at the World Trade Organization accusing Saudi Arabia of significant and sustained violation of intellectual property rig...
Twitter's terms and conditions gutted in Paris
Oct 2, 2018
The Tribunal de Grande Instance ("Paris Tribunal") has meticulously cleared out unfair terms and conditions imposed on users by Twitter. As we all know, nobody reads the terms and ...
Stairway to Heaven's opening riff causing a stir
Oct 1, 2018
The trustee of the music estate of late guitarist Randy Wolfe has been granted permission to have a California court reconsider whether Stairway to Heaven's opening riff is a breac...
Reddit joins the fight against piracy
Sep 26, 2018
As we have reported in the past, Reddit is a user-submission based site made up of 'sub-reddits' or 'subs' focussed on different topics. There is one for sharing pictures of cute c...
Weetabix sidelined by Weet-bix in New Zealand
Sep 25, 2018
A British shop in New Zealand called 'A Little Bit of Britain' has lost its battle against breakfast cereal producer Sanitarium. We previously reported the story here in August 201...
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