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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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A cereal trade mark saga
Jul 5, 2017
Around 300 boxes of Weetabix have been impounded by customs officers in New Zealand over a trade mark dispute between the importer of the British cereal and Sanitarium, the Austral...
American Insurance Group sued for use of AIG mark
May 16, 2017
American Insurance Group (AIG) is facing legal proceedings in the US relating to use of the mark AIG. According to World IP Review, A.I.G Agency (the Agency) filed a claim against ...
The Eagles band sues hotel over merchandise sales
May 5, 2017
It has recently come to light that American rock band, The Eagles, have started legal proceedings against a Mexican Hotel in Todos Santos. But what could these two entities possibl...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Reputation or goodwill?
Feb 17, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that a solicitor's reputation does not amount to goodwill as the basis for a passing off claim. The case, Bhayani & Anor v Taylo...
Counterfeit Spirits and Wine - Better have a Stiff Drink!
Aug 1, 2016
The health risk of counterfeit alcohol is something many people will be aware of, indeed we have reported on it in the past - see article entitled "Fraud and Counterfeiting in the ...
Putting the Consumer in the Brand
Jul 20, 2016
Consumers have long been draw to specific products due to the 'brand'. Brand in this sense encompasses the get up, badges or indicators of origin including registered trade marks....
Disney Revs Up Legal Team Over "Cars" Copyright Dispute
Jun 27, 2016
Walt Disney has sued three Chinese firms for copying elements of its "Cars" animation and hit film(s). The Claim is brought against Blue MTV, media company Bejing G-Point and PPLiv...
Potential 'Fawlty' Claim of IP Infringement by John Cleese
May 24, 2016
John Cleese is considering legal action against an Australian theatre company's "brazen, utterly shameless" rip off of his successful television series 'Fawlty Towers', from which ...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
BMW in Pole Position in Trademark Dispute
Apr 21, 2016
BMW has been partly successful in a trademark and passing off claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) against Technosport London Limited (TLL). Background TTL ...
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