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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Could GDPR hinder access to information critical to enforcing intellectual property rights?
Jun 1, 2018
This is the question being asked by intellectual property lawyers across Europe after the directive came in to force last week. You may have noticed fewer spam emails this week, af...
Moonwalking all over Disney
May 31, 2018
The Michael Jackson Estate ("the Estate") is suing the Walt Disney Company ("Disney") and ABC for unauthorised use of dozens of copyrighted works. The use relates to the Disney pro...
Film producers cross Sesame Street
May 30, 2018
STX Productions, the company producing the upcoming film Happytime Murders, is facing a lawsuit from Sesame Workshop, the creators of the famous children's TV show Sesame Street. S...
Player Unknown to sue Fortnite
May 29, 2018
PUBG Corp., the developer behind Player Unknown's Battle Ground ("PUBG"), has issued proceedings in South Korea to determine whether Epic Games have infringed on copyright in the c...
Apple v Samsung concluded: for now
May 25, 2018
We previously reported that Apple and Samsung's legal battle over infringement of US design patents in the original iPhone was not yet over. A US jury has now determined the sum t...
Script to sue James Arthur over copyright infringement
May 24, 2018
Richard Busch, the intellectual property lawyer who acted for the estate of Marvin Gaye in the "Blurred Lines" dispute, is now representing Irish band The Script in a claim against...
Apple and Samsung to go at it again
May 15, 2018
In 2012 Apple were awarded $1.05 billion when a jury found that Samsung had infringed on five patents covering technology in the iPhone. There was later a retrial, and after anothe...
Burberry Target 'check' trademarks
May 11, 2018
Burberry has filed a claim against US retail giant Target for infringement of its famous 'check' trademarks. Although the claim was only filed last week, the dispute dates back to...
99 Problems: is fraud one?
May 10, 2018
Shawn Carter (or Jay-Z as he is more commonly known) has seen his company Tidal accused of a serious royalties' fraud. The accusation is made by the Norwegian financial publication...
Dre v Drai US trade mark battle is over
May 9, 2018
In 2015 Dr Draion M Burch sought to trademark the name "Dr Drai" for use in his business selling audio books and seminars on gynaecology. Distinguished rapper, entrepreneur and mus...
You Can't Do That: says judge in Beatles trade mark dispute
May 8, 2018
Apple Corps (a music company founded to look after the interests of the Beatles and no relation of Apple Inc,) has won a permanent injunction against counterfeiters who were profit...
Indonesia publishes its first Madrid Protocol trademarks
May 4, 2018
The Madrid Protocol is a system of trade marking that allows a single application to be made designating multiple signatory countries ("an International Registration"). It is a way...
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