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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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New York counterfeiter sentenced to two years in prison
May 15, 2019
Many people consider counterfeiting to be a victimless crime. The argument often goes that a less-wealthy consumer would never have paid huge sums for a pair of sunglasses/jeans/sh...
The Colour Purple: and what it meant to Prince
May 14, 2019
The estate of the musician Prince, the interests of which are represented by Paisley Park Enterprises ("PPE"), has been fighting a monumental, lengthy, and (we presume) incredibly ...
Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton
May 13, 2019
Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers is facing allegations copyright infringement from Peter Davies, who claims he drew the head of the wolf used on the player's sh...
For Guns N' Roses it isn't all Rosé
May 10, 2019
Guns N' Roses, the legendary rock band, is suing the Oskar Blues Brewery for trade mark infringement in the US. Like most musicians the iconic rock band owns a great many trademar...
Instagram is the "top showcase platform for counterfeiters"
May 7, 2019
Ghost Data, the data analysis and AI analytics firm, last month released a report entitled "Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems". You can read the enti...
BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi
May 1, 2019
In March 2018, McDaniel & Co client and award-winning designer and manufacturer of baby products, BabaBing, launched its Mani baby changing backpack. Like most of BabaBing's produ...
PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting
Apr 30, 2019
On World Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2019), the City of London's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit ("PIPCU") announced its new operation aimed to help victims of coun...
LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
Apr 29, 2019
LEGO has succeeded in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy ("UDRP") complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO"). WIPO's UDRP complaint procedure i...
Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme
Apr 26, 2019
The world's largest e-commerce marketplace and computing platform, Amazon, is attempting to strengthen intellectual property protection for those selling on its platform. Currently...
Avengers: A Tale of Piracy
Apr 25, 2019
Another digital piracy story today, this time underpinned by a rather strange commercial decision taken by the rights holder Marvel. Marvel took the decision to release Avengers: E...
Game of Thrones pirates might be the most efficient in the world
Apr 24, 2019
Game of Thrones has been a worldwide phenomenon and reaches millions of people across the world. It has also been a prime target for digital pirates both in distributing copies il...
This counterfeit piggy went to market…
Apr 23, 2019
Entertainment One ("eOne"), the Canadian company that creates and owns the precocious but tedious Peppa Pig (and her family and friends) have been hard at work suing a plethora of ...
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