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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
Eminem's success against NZ political party
Oct 25, 2017
Eminem, the American award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer, has been the latest artist to have copyright in his music infringed. The Judgment from a May 2017 trial in a cop...
Australian manufacturer in UGG battle
Oct 18, 2017
Outside of Australia, a lot of people would associate the name 'ugg' with the UGG footwear brand known for producing, amongst other products, sheepskin boots (UGG). UGG is a divisi...
Aboriginal artist's family battle for copyright
Oct 17, 2017
Albert Namatjira, the Australian aboriginal artist who died in 1959, made headlines this week after it was announced that the copyright in his artwork has finally been returned to ...
Blurred lines Case Appears No Clearer
Oct 16, 2017
The infamous 'Blurred Lines' verdict which ultimately decided that musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, 'Got to give it up' h...
Morrisons in court over data breach
Oct 10, 2017
Supermarket chain Morrisons is in court this week faced with a lawsuit brought by thousands of current and former employees over a data breach which occurred in 2014. The personal...
Levi Strauss sues over red tabs
Oct 4, 2017
According to World IP Review, Levi Strauss (Levi's) is taking Connecticut clothing retailer Vineyard Vines to court in the US for trade mark infringement relating to red tabs attac...
Spinal Tap creators' claim against Vivendi to proceed to trial
Oct 3, 2017
Last year we reported on This is Spinal Tap co-creator Harry Shearer's claim against Vivendi in respect of merchandising income apportioned to the four creators up until 2006. That...
New UKIP logo similar to Premier League logo
Oct 2, 2017
UKIP's new logo, a purple representation of a lion's head, has been compared by many, including Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, to the Premier League logo, which is also a...
High Court bans fake certificates website
Sep 28, 2017
The BBC reported this week that a website, www.replacement-certificates.co.uk (the Website), which reportedly sold fake GCSE and A-level exam certificates has been shut down follow...
NAKED trade mark dispute
Sep 22, 2017
A small bath bomb firm located in Scotland called The Naked Soap Company (Naked) plans to take on global cosmetics company L'Oreal, which has given notice of its intention to oppos...
Pepe the Frog's creator goes after the 'alt-right'
Sep 21, 2017
The so-called Alt-right is a political movement which seems to be having a major impact on world events, most famously in the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA in 20...
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