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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Bridgestone enjoy success in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court
Dec 9, 2020
Hot on the heels of last week’s news regarding China’s crackdown on counterfeiters and its resolve to create a stronger intellectual property regime, news has emerged this week tha...
Federer’s win: back where his initials belong
Dec 8, 2020
Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, has re-acquired the trade mark rights from sportswear giant, Nike, to the ‘RF’ logo that used to be displayed on his Nike tennis attire. Two...
Universal Music Group knocking on heaven’s door with new acquisition
Dec 7, 2020
Universal Music Group (“UMG”) has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan’s entire catalogue of music. The acquisition is thought to be one of UMG’s biggest by value, estimated at somewhe...
Burberry Jesus v Burberry
Dec 4, 2020
A Chicago-based rapper, Burberry Jesus, has been served with a lawsuit with regards to his stage name and various parts of his branding, which British fashion company, Burberry, al...
Civil trade mark war for “The Lincoln Project”
Dec 3, 2020
The Lincoln Project has been accused of trade mark infringement by a rival, which also shares the exact same name. The “The Lincoln Project” was established as a political action c...
Starbucks counterfeiters face highest ever punitive damages demand
Dec 2, 2020
China has previously been known as the land of knock-offs; it has garnered a worldwide reputation for its counterfeit goods and for having a very lax intellectual property (IP) pro...
Nov 30, 2020
Plant varieties are a very niche, but increasingly important, area of intellectual property law. Modification to the genetic makeup of plant varieties can lead to increased crop y...
IP under attack
Nov 27, 2020
It has been reported that alleged state-hackers from North Korea, Iran, Russia and China have been engaging in concerted attempts to obtain details concerning coronavirus vaccinati...
US Court gives ruling on copyright in tattoos
Nov 26, 2020
Last month we reported on a copyright claim that was brought by tattoo artist Catherine Alexander, whose clientele include renowned WWE superstar Randy Orton. Alexander brought a ...
The Jetsons producer is barking up a fuss over Astro Dog
Nov 24, 2020
Astro Dog, the dog character from the 80s animated sitcom show *The Jetsons*, is at the centre of a trade mark opposition filed by production studio Hanna-Barbera Productions. The ...
Defamation action of Wagatha Christie is underway
Nov 23, 2020
Last year the sports and entertainment worlds were gripped by detective skill of the highest order. Concerned that stories from her private Instagram account were being leaked to ...
Lewis Hamilton loses trade mark battle
Nov 20, 2020
Lewis Hamilton, well-known for his many victories on the circuit, has lost a three-year trade mark battle with Hamilton International. The matter arose following Hamilton Interna...
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