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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...
Rebel With A Cause – Large Damages Award For Actress
Sep 13, 2017
Actress Rebel Wilson has secured a large damages award having successfully sued Bauer Media in Australia over a series of magazine articles which she said had portrayed her as a se...
Taylor Swift's trade mark applications
Sep 6, 2017
According to the BBC and several other news organisations, Taylor Swift has applied to register various lyrics from her new single, including the title "Look What You Made Me Do", ...
Duke and Duchess awarded damages over topless photographs
Sep 5, 2017
A French court today awarded €100,000 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a privacy case relating to topless photographs of the Duchess taken in 2012 and published in French Cl...
National Trust for Scotland backs down in Glencoe dispute
Aug 31, 2017
Earlier this month, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) made headlines after it was accused of bullying Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing (Hilltrek), a small outdoor clothing company. Bu...
CMA 'pings' fine out to golf retailer
Aug 29, 2017
American golf equipment retailer PING has caused controversy by stopping two UK retailers from selling some of its products online. The products in question are golf clubs and PIN...
China announces it will tighten IP practices
Aug 25, 2017
China has long been known as the land of knock-offs and counterfeit goods, and we have reported on its practices concerning the theft of intellectual property before. Earlier artic...
Trade marks: balancing cost and protection of your brand
Aug 24, 2017
American manufacturer New Balance, known particularly well for its trainers in the UK, was recently awarded around £1.2 million in a trade mark infringement case in China, followin...
Toblerone sues Poundland over 'Twin Peaks'
Aug 22, 2017
We reported on Toblerone's change of shape in 2016 here. Poundland recently announced the launch of its newest chocolate product, Twin Peaks. Modelez, owner of Toberlone, has issue...
Could Google Lose Its Trade Mark?
Aug 21, 2017
An interesting case is currently before the US Supreme Court concerning the question of whether the term 'google' is now so generic that it is not capable of trade mark protection....
Atari and KitKat to break it down in court
Aug 18, 2017
Atari has issued proceedings in the US against Nestlé relating to intellectual property in one of its historic games. The claim relates to Atari's game "Breakout", a famous comput...
Van Morrison challenged by ex-professional wrestler
Aug 17, 2017
The cover image for Van Morrison's newest album, 'Roll With The Punches', features an image of Billy Two Rivers (the Image), a Canadian born ex-professional wrestler. In addition t...
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