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Broadway show producers successfully defend copyright infringement allegations
Jun 19, 2017
Last week, the United States District Court of Nevada handed down a court order dealing with a longstanding allegation of copyright infringement against the producers of hit musica...
Kiss Frontman Applies To Trade Mark 'Devil Horn' Gesture
Jun 16, 2017
This week details emerged regarding KISS frontman, Gene Simmons, and an application at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it has emerged that...
Lumen links land Google into trouble
Jun 15, 2017
The Higher Regional Court of Munich has issued an injunction against Google to stop the search engine linking users to the Lumen database. Lumen collects data relating to legal com...
Forever 21 escapes Puma injunctive relief
Jun 12, 2017
In 2016, Puma teamed up with popstar Rihanna to create a range of footwear named FENTY X PUMA. The footwear created in the collaboration included the 'creeper', the 'fur slide' and...
Australian tennis star in court battle
Jun 9, 2017
Two unlikely parties, Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis and cereal giant, Kellogg's, have become embroiled in a legal dispute in Australia. But what do these two parties ha...
Patents: does additional matter matter?
Jun 8, 2017
HHJ Hacon has provided guidance on the impact of adding subject matter to a patent via his judgment in Curt G. Joa, Inc. v Fameccanica Data SpA  EWHC 1251 (IPEC) (Curt). In ...
Protecting trade marks overseas
Jun 7, 2017
Jaya Mandelia and Namrita Kochhar of Indian Law Firm, Singh & Singh, have recently written an article, which can be found here, highlighting the problems being faced by brand owner...
Australian universities to receive funding boost from IP Group
Jun 6, 2017
Eight of the top universities in Australia and the University of Auckland in New Zealand are to receive funding from a UK based intellectual property group in the sum of $200 milli...
Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist's Ears
Jun 5, 2017
Spotify, the music streaming service, has managed to wriggle its way out of a potentially crippling lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. In 2015, Spotify was sued after music...
Disney Hoping For A Happy Ending In Zootopia lawsuit
May 31, 2017
Esplanade Productions, the company owned by screenwriter and Hollywood veteran star Gary Goldman, filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney company back in March 2017 alleging that W...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
America's Trade Secret Theft Epidemic Continues
May 23, 2017
Just two weeks ago we reported on how China is steadily becoming one of the biggest culprits of American Intellectual property theft, and now the events of the last week have given...
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