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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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China's impact on US intellectual property
May 11, 2017
It has been said that China is the biggest offender of intellectual property (IP) theft against US entities and companies. A country that has historically been known for great inve...
EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling
May 2, 2017
The long-awaited decision in the Filmspeler case, concerning the legality or otherwise of set-top boxes, was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week. T...
Adidas - 3 Stripes And You're Out
Apr 18, 2017
We have previously written here about the ongoing issues surrounding Adidas and their 3 stripe logo. The latest episode in this long running saga has now been written. On this occa...
Supermac's fight against McDonald's continues
Apr 12, 2017
Supermac's is a fast food chain, founded in Ireland in the 1970's, by former teacher Pat McDonagh. The chain has become embroiled in brand battles with global heavyweight McDonald'...
The Tales of Trump's Trade Marks
Apr 7, 2017
The Chinese have granted the newly elected president, Donald Trump, approval to 38 trade mark applications so that he can potentially look to expand and develop his business intere...
Mars In Out Of This World Trade Mark Dispute
Apr 6, 2017
Mars, the company behind some of the world's most recognisable chocolate brands, has started legal proceedings against a small Wisconsin based Chocolate Company, CococVaa. Syovata...
Deadmau5 Trapped In Intellectual Property Battle
Mar 27, 2017
It seems progressive house DJ, Deadmau5, is becoming accustomed to lawsuits regarding his intellectual property rights. In 2015, deadmau5 also known as Joel Zimmerman, found himsel...
Coachella Music Festival Look To Call The Tune In Dispute
Mar 17, 2017
American clothing company Urban Outfitters are being sued by The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over a whole host of alleged intellectual property infringements. Coachell...
Trump's Trade Mark Tribulations Take Two
Mar 10, 2017
President Trump's apparently insatiable desire to promote and expand the Trump brand has made headlines again with the approval of his outstanding trade mark applications in China....
Former NFL Star Seeks To Mimic Trump Slogan
Feb 24, 2017
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has submitted an application for a trade mark to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Whilst this may seem mundane, the subject matter of the tr...
Dirty Dancing put in the corner by trade mark refusal
Feb 22, 2017
Despite the huge success of the theatre show DIRTY DANCING, the EUIPO has refused to register a trade mark application for the mark DIRTY DANCING on the grounds that the mark is de...
Melania Trump; a first for a First Lady over brand damage
Feb 10, 2017
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, has brought a claim against the Daily Mail saying that her lucrative personal brand was damaged by an online article that allege...
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