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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Miss Universe Trade Mark Lawsuit Could Turn Ugly
May 22, 2017
It emerged last week that IMG universe, the company behind the Miss Universe Pageant, has commenced legal proceedings against Czech Republic based company Diamonds International Co...
Tinder does not fancy one-man dating app
May 19, 2017
Tinder, the location based dating app, has made moves to stop a new dating app from trade marking the name Shinder. The Shinder dating app was created by Shed Simove, described as...
Nestlé Need To Have A Break Following KitKat Trade Mark Failure
May 18, 2017
In the continuing battle between Nestlé and Cadbury, the UK Court of Appeal has refused to register the shape of Nestlé's four fingered chocolate bar. Nestlé has used this shape s...
Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair
May 17, 2017
Anti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year's Spr...
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 ...
Beyonce Gets Déjà vu In Trade Mark Application
May 12, 2017
Music superstar Beyonce has previously tried unsuccessfully to trade mark 'Blue Ivy' the name of her daughter in the USA. Now she is trying again with an application to trade mark ...
China's impact on US intellectual property
May 11, 2017
It has been said that China is the biggest offender of intellectual property (IP) theft against US entities and companies. A country that has historically been known for great inve...
Major League Baseball moves to strike out trade mark
May 10, 2017
Last week, Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP), of parent company Major League Baseball (MLB), opposed a US trade mark application for 'For Baseball Use Only', on the grounds t...
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