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Pharrell Williams far from happy with President Trump
Nov 2, 2018
US President, Donald Trump, has been warned from R&B artist, Pharrell Williams, to stop playing his music at political events. One of Pharrell's biggest hits, Happy, was the song o...
Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin
Oct 31, 2018
Earlier this year, the Chinese e-commerce platform, Alibaba, filed a trade mark infringement claim against the Dubai cryptocurrency company, Alibabacoin Foundation. In summary, Ali...
Not all uses of VPNs are illegitimate
Oct 23, 2018
When somebody tells you that they use a Virtual Private Network ("VPN") through which to access the internet as a whole, the mind is immediately drawn to the illicit activities tha...
Louis Vuitton Bag a Trade Mark Victory
Oct 22, 2018
French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, has succeeded in a trade mark infringement battle against The Face Shop for using their famous designs on its products. The Face Shop is a man...
Kaepernick applies to Register Trade Mark for his Appearance
Oct 17, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, the former American football star known just as much for his impressive professional career as he is his civil rights protests, has sought to protect his likeness...
Brexit and the Potential Impacts on the Tobacco Industry
Oct 12, 2018
It's six months to go until the UK leaves the EU and, at the moment, a deal has still not been made. The UK Department of Health and Social Care have announced that, in preparation...
Defeat for Argos in the Court of Appeal
Oct 10, 2018
Since July 2015 Argos (the catalogue retailer) has been embroiled in a trademark and domain dispute with Argos Systems ("Systems"), a US software company. Argos accused Systems of...
Megaupload Court Battle Continues….
Oct 4, 2018
Back in February, we reported on Megaupload's mega extradition battle, the article can be read here. For those that may not know, Megaupload was the file sharing service which ena...
The Weeknd & Daft Punk troubled over copyright infringement claim
Sep 21, 2018
It has been reported this week that The Weeknd & Daft Punk, the music artists behind the chart-topping hit 'Starboy', have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. The suit...
City of London Police win IP Enforcement Award
Sep 20, 2018
The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit ("PIPCU") has been given the Intellectual Property Champions Award for Excellence in Enforcement by the US Chamber of Com...
Lidl bag a mixed result from the EUIPO
Sep 19, 2018
Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, received a mixed bag of news last week from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In short, Lidl's attempts to revo...
Makeup artist smacks her lips before copyright litigation
Sep 18, 2018
Ukrainian makeup artist Vlada Haggerty has filed a copyright infringement claim against American fashion retailer Guess at the US District Court in California. She has accused the ...
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