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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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IP Minister in Brexit resignation
Dec 3, 2018
Over the weekend the minister with responsibility for Intellectual Property matters, Sam Gyimah, resigned from government. The Secretary of State for Universities, Science, Resear...
A devilishly good deal for Sabrina
Nov 29, 2018
Earlier in the month, we reported that The Satanic Temple ("ST") had threatened legal action against Netflix for copyright infringement. The allegation is that Netflix copied the S...
UKIPO blows away Superdry's trade mark opposition
Nov 27, 2018
Superdry, the UK clothing brand, have succeeded in trade mark opposition proceedings brought by Wind Sportswear, a German sportswear brand. The opposition was filed by Wind after ...
Counterfeit condoms: the riskiest intellectual property infringement going?
Nov 22, 2018
At one time or another even the most morally incorruptible person has considered the benefit of buying a counterfeit product or watching a pirated stream. Whether that is fake Oakl...
Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
Nov 20, 2018
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the ...
EU Court of Justice says no copyright in taste
Nov 15, 2018
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgement in the Levola, Heks'nkaas case. For those that may not know, Levola, a Dutch vegetable p...
Ed Sheeran settles another copyright infringement claim
Nov 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran, the Halifax born music artist that boasts some of the most impressive album selling statistics of any artist, has just settled a copyright infringement claim over the s...
Rihanna says please do stop the music
Nov 12, 2018
It was just last week we reported on the dispute between Pharrell and President Trump after it emerged that the US leader used Pharrell's 'Happy' track at a rally without permissio...
Ivanka Trump granted new trade marks in China
Nov 8, 2018
Ivanka Trump's defunct company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, has been granted numerous trade marks by the Chinese government. The trade mark applications were registered against some qu...
Girls Scouts of the USA sue Boys Scouts of America
Nov 7, 2018
The Girl Scouts of the USA, the youth organisation founded in 1912 with the aim of empowering American girls, has filed a trade mark infringement lawsuit this week against the Boy ...
Netflix series in hot water with the Satanic Temple
Nov 6, 2018
The Satanic Temple ("TST"), a religious group, has threatened legal action against Netflix for a statue used in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. TST have alleg...
President Trump causes IP infringement stir... again
Nov 5, 2018
It was only 3 days ago we were reporting on the story of President Trump's use of Pharrell's song, Happy, and the criticism he was met with, not only from an intellectual property ...
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