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Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition
Apr 10, 2019
Battles are usually illustrated in comic books, however, recent intellectual property news tells us of a trade mark opposition battle between comic book companies, Goode Enterprise...
Christchurch shootings prompt new Australian legislation to govern social media
Apr 8, 2019
The mosque shootings that took place on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch sent shock waves throughout the world. The event, which lasted 17 minutes, was live streamed by the killer on ...
Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court
Apr 4, 2019
The EU figurative trade mark for the well-known children's character, Peppa Pig, has prevailed in a three-year invalidity battle against an EU figurative trade mark for what is de...
Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists
Apr 2, 2019
Yesterday we reported on Jaguar Land Rovers success at the Chinese courts against Chinese copycat car manufacturer, Jiangling Motor Corporation. Today, car manufacturer Mercedes Be...
Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar
Apr 1, 2019
Jaguar Land Rover has been successful in the Chinese courts at preventing a Chinese copycat from selling its version of the Land Rover Evoque model, ending a three-year court battl...
Memes and GIF's exempt under new copyright directive
Mar 28, 2019
The European Parliament has finally voted in the new European Copyright Directive ("Directive"). The legislation, which was revised several times in its making, will be considered ...
PIPCU investigation leads to prison time for UK pirates
Mar 20, 2019
Beginning in 2013, PIPCU (the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit) investigated the theft of the Expendables 3 movie in advance of its Hollywood release. That investigation too...
You Win Some, You Lose Some
Mar 19, 2019
Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple's disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and her...
Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court
Mar 8, 2019
Last month we reported on a story about of an ex-Apple employee accused of stealing trade secrets in relation to Apple's 'Project Titan', or in other words, Apple's self-driving ca...
Keeping up with Kylie
Mar 7, 2019
Kylie Jenner made headlines this week after it was announced that she has become the world's youngest ever self-made billionaire according to Forbes. The news has been received wi...
Kim Kardashian attacks fast fashion brand Missguided
Feb 26, 2019
There's rarely a quiet week that goes by for Kim Kardashian, but last week proved to be a particularly busy one for the reality star after it emerged she is suing online fast fashi...
Counterfeiters cash in on Valentine's Day
Feb 14, 2019
February 14th, otherwise known as Valentine's day, the annual day dedicated to love, is often celebrated by the giving of cards and gifts to loved ones. This year however, the Poli...
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