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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Apple crunch down on the theft of trade secrets
Feb 13, 2019
An Apple employee, and Chinese citizen, has been accused of stealing trade secrets this week in relation to the company's self-driving car technology. The matter is no doubt adding...
Louboutin puts it's foot down on trade mark infringement
Feb 11, 2019
Back in June we reported on how Louboutin had successfully defended its red sole trade mark from Dutch fashion chain, Van Haren: the full article can be read here. In summary, Lou...
Unicode to add accessibility-themed emojis
Feb 6, 2019
The Unicode Consortium ("Unicode"), the group that controls emojis, has announced that its sixth update of the official database will include 230 emojis, some themed around disabil...
BURGER KING MOCKS MCDONALD'S WITH 'NOT BIG MACS' MENU
Feb 4, 2019
Recently McDonald's lost its trade mark battle with Irish chain Supermac's over its trademark rights in the words 'Big Mac' as McDonald's had dropped a Whopper by failing to prove ...
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