Who We Are
+44 (0) 191 281 4000
Who We Are
+44 (0) 191 281 4000
Intellectual Property News
The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
List by category
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...
New Law Provides Clarity On Groundless Threats
May 9, 2017
On 17 April 2017, the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill received Royal Assent, just being passed before Parliament was dissolved, in a move welcomed by practitioners...
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...
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation
May 4, 2017
From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect thereby replacing the Data Protection Directive 1995. The main goal of the GDPR is to harmoniz...
The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
Apr 28, 2017
The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the...
21 / 61