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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Fake remembrance poppy goods seized at docks
Nov 13, 2017
The Home Office released a statement last Friday concerning the discovery of £150,000 worth of fake poppy branded goods in a shipping consignment from China which was randomly insp...
ResearchGate Takes Step In The Right Direction
Nov 10, 2017
You may remember a few weeks ago we wrote an article on ResearchGate, the social networking site for academics to share published papers and books with one another, and the copyrig...
Appeal of taxi cab shape trade mark judgment fails
Nov 2, 2017
The London Taxi Company (LTC) has lost an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a case concerning its three dimensional trade mark for the shape of traditional London black cabs. LTC ...
McGregor Faces Trade Mark Fight
Nov 1, 2017
Conor McGregor, the Irish mixed martial arts professional who was defeated by professional boxer Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest fights in combat sports history, has take...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
Eminem's success against NZ political party
Oct 25, 2017
Eminem, the American award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer, has been the latest artist to have copyright in his music infringed. The Judgment from a May 2017 trial in a cop...
Australian manufacturer in UGG battle
Oct 18, 2017
Outside of Australia, a lot of people would associate the name 'ugg' with the UGG footwear brand known for producing, amongst other products, sheepskin boots (UGG). UGG is a divisi...
Aboriginal artist's family battle for copyright
Oct 17, 2017
Albert Namatjira, the Australian aboriginal artist who died in 1959, made headlines this week after it was announced that the copyright in his artwork has finally been returned to ...
Blurred lines Case Appears No Clearer
Oct 16, 2017
The infamous 'Blurred Lines' verdict which ultimately decided that musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, 'Got to give it up' h...
Morrisons in court over data breach
Oct 10, 2017
Supermarket chain Morrisons is in court this week faced with a lawsuit brought by thousands of current and former employees over a data breach which occurred in 2014. The personal...
Levi Strauss sues over red tabs
Oct 4, 2017
According to World IP Review, Levi Strauss (Levi's) is taking Connecticut clothing retailer Vineyard Vines to court in the US for trade mark infringement relating to red tabs attac...
Spinal Tap creators' claim against Vivendi to proceed to trial
Oct 3, 2017
Last year we reported on This is Spinal Tap co-creator Harry Shearer's claim against Vivendi in respect of merchandising income apportioned to the four creators up until 2006. That...
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