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'Slay in Your Lane' authors disgruntled by BBC
May 30, 2019
The BBC has come under fire this week after it has been accused of trade mark infringement in its new women's sport promotion. The promotion in question depicts the image of Briti...
Joke theft… it's no laughing matter
May 24, 2019
Its not very often you hear of copyright lawsuits involving the theft of jokes, but American television host and comedian, Conan O'Brien, has been accused of exactly that. O'Brien...
The Furniture Makers' Company celebrates the installation of its 58th Master
May 16, 2019
The Furniture Makers Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, installed its 58th Master of the company on Tuesday night this week. The n...
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...
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...
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...
SCOTUS to consider offensive trade mark registration appeal
Apr 17, 2019
Erik Brunetti, owner of clothing label FUCT, has been in Court this week to put forward arguments in support of why his brand name should be afforded trade mark protection. In 199...
Prince's estate awarded millions in claim for unauthorised music release
Apr 15, 2019
The estate of the late music icon Prince continues to vigorously protect the artist's intellectual property. In September last year we reported on the steps the estate had taken ag...
Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition
Apr 10, 2019
Battles are usually illustrated in comic books, however, recent intellectual property news tells us of a trade mark opposition battle between comic book companies, Goode Enterprise...
Christchurch shootings prompt new Australian legislation to govern social media
Apr 8, 2019
The mosque shootings that took place on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch sent shock waves throughout the world. The event, which lasted 17 minutes, was live streamed by the killer on ...
Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court
Apr 4, 2019
The EU figurative trade mark for the well-known children's character, Peppa Pig, has prevailed in a three-year invalidity battle against an EU figurative trade mark for what is de...
Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists
Apr 2, 2019
Yesterday we reported on Jaguar Land Rovers success at the Chinese courts against Chinese copycat car manufacturer, Jiangling Motor Corporation. Today, car manufacturer Mercedes Be...
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