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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of endorsing IP violations
Oct 3, 2018
Qatar's Minister of Economy and Commerce has made a filing at the World Trade Organization accusing Saudi Arabia of significant and sustained violation of intellectual property rig...
Twitter's terms and conditions gutted in Paris
Oct 2, 2018
The Tribunal de Grande Instance ("Paris Tribunal") has meticulously cleared out unfair terms and conditions imposed on users by Twitter. As we all know, nobody reads the terms and ...
Stairway to Heaven's opening riff causing a stir
Oct 1, 2018
The trustee of the music estate of late guitarist Randy Wolfe has been granted permission to have a California court reconsider whether Stairway to Heaven's opening riff is a breac...
Reddit joins the fight against piracy
Sep 26, 2018
As we have reported in the past, Reddit is a user-submission based site made up of 'sub-reddits' or 'subs' focussed on different topics. There is one for sharing pictures of cute c...
Weetabix sidelined by Weet-bix in New Zealand
Sep 25, 2018
A British shop in New Zealand called 'A Little Bit of Britain' has lost its battle against breakfast cereal producer Sanitarium. We previously reported the story here in August 201...
Twitch.tv blocked in China
Sep 24, 2018
We have written here before about the uprising of streaming service Twitch, which although originally aimed at the online gaming and e-sports market, has since branched out in to a...
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 ...
Buying does not equal owning
Sep 17, 2018
In days gone by a purchase meant ownership. You buy a car, you own the car. It is then yours to do with as you please. You could keep it, sell it on to someone else, lend it to you...
New Copyright Directive Backed by EU Lawmakers
Sep 13, 2018
Yesterday's article focused on the controversial new EU copyright directive which lawmakers were set to vote on in Strasbourg. The results of the vote are now in; the new copyright...
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