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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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You Win Some, You Lose Some
Mar 19, 2019
Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple's disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and her...
Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court
Mar 8, 2019
Last month we reported on a story about of an ex-Apple employee accused of stealing trade secrets in relation to Apple's 'Project Titan', or in other words, Apple's self-driving ca...
Keeping up with Kylie
Mar 7, 2019
Kylie Jenner made headlines this week after it was announced that she has become the world's youngest ever self-made billionaire according to Forbes. The news has been received wi...
Kim Kardashian attacks fast fashion brand Missguided
Feb 26, 2019
There's rarely a quiet week that goes by for Kim Kardashian, but last week proved to be a particularly busy one for the reality star after it emerged she is suing online fast fashi...
Counterfeiters cash in on Valentine's Day
Feb 14, 2019
February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine's day, the annual day dedicated to love, is often celebrated by the giving of cards and gifts to loved ones. This year however, the Poli...
Apple crunch down on the theft of trade secrets
Feb 13, 2019
An Apple employee, and Chinese citizen, has been accused of stealing trade secrets this week in relation to the company's self-driving car technology. The matter is no doubt adding...
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...
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...
UKIPO awarded Artificial Intelligence research funding
Oct 9, 2018
The Industrial Strategy Regulators' Pioneer Fund has recently awarded 15 public sector organisations funding to research artificial intelligence technologies that may have a practi...
Showing image rights the red card
Sep 7, 2018
When we think of image rights disputes we often think of a super-rich celebrity (often an athlete) being prevented from fully exploiting their own likeness due to a conflicting con...
Descendant of Frida Kahlo objects to special edition Barbie doll
Mar 13, 2018
There has been recent conflict between a relative of artist Frida Kahlo and Mattel, the toy maker, in relation to the rights to the image of the deceased artist. The toy manufactur...
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...
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