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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Do you know your Bentley from your Bentley?
Dec 14, 2018
A High Court claim has been commenced by Brandlogic, which operates the clothing brand 'Bentley'. It has brought proceedings against Bentley Motors Limited, the British luxury car ...
Cabaret v Takeaway in Moulin Rouge dispute
Dec 13, 2018
We don't often get a chance to report on an intellectual property issue quite so local as this one: a Gateshead takeaway has been involved in a dispute with the owners of Paris nig...
EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List
Dec 11, 2018
Following in the footsteps of the US, the EU has published its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List. The list focuses on four main areas where counterfeiting and piracy are m...
"Kodi No Limits" has no place on YouTube
Dec 10, 2018
As we have reported in the past, Kodi boxes are pieces entertainment hardware that, when paired with add-ons, allow access to illegal streams of premium television channels and 'On...
Avoid "modded" games consoles, PIPCU warns
Dec 7, 2018
The City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (much more manageably known as "PIPCU") has issued a warning to Christmas shoppers of the dangers of buying modded game...
Pornhub succeeds in domain dispute against Pornhob
Dec 5, 2018
In days gone by a big gripe of successful companies was rivals commencing business with a very (and confusingly) similar company name. In England and Wales, the Company Names Tribu...
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...
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