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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Sony and its battle for the “PS5” trade mark
Oct 8, 2020
While many gamers pre-order the much anticipated PlayStation 5 prior to its release on November 12 2020 in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico and many other jurisdictions, the many game...
Hermès Unveils Sophisticated Counterfeit Ring
Oct 7, 2020
Hermès, the French luxury goods manufacturer, together with French authorities has recently uncovered a sophisticated counterfeiting scheme which has seen seven former Hermès emplo...
Princess Peach’s fight against porn
Oct 6, 2020
Nintendo has a formidable reputation for going after infringers of various types. It does not have a reputation for pursuing pornography studios or developers, but that is exactly...
Inline Content Embedding Requires Copyright Holder Permission
Sep 18, 2020
EU Advocate General Szpunar has recently advised the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) that embedding a copyright work into a secondary website from another website re...
Premier League TV deal or no deal
Sep 4, 2020
As the new Premier League season draws ever closer, competing parties are wrangling over how fans will get to watch matches. With hundreds of thousands of fans that would usuall...
Formula 1 copying row rumbles on
Aug 10, 2020
Formula 1 has had its fair share of copying rows in the past. Now, however, there is a new lilt to the copying: the copied and the copier are on the same side of the arguments! ...
Kanye West’s YZY trade mark registration faces challenge from USPTO
Jul 22, 2020
Kanye West’s first fashion label, Yeezy, has been the subject of a number of intellectual property disputes since its inception, despite it being massively successful and lucrative...
Police crackdown on pirate IPTV content
Jul 21, 2020
The supply of pirate Internet Protocol Television (“IPTV”) is a global issue, with authorities all across Europe cracking down on infringers. A large portion of these pirate sites ...
Adidas is Dealt a Blow in the EU General Court
Jun 20, 2019
Adidas has suffered a massive blow in the EU General Court this week after the court ruled that one of its three striped trade marks is not valid. The decision comes on the back...
UFC Sues New York Bar for Copyright Infringement
Jun 19, 2019
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is suing a New York bar for copyright infringement. It has been alleged that the Bryn Mawr Tavern II broadcasted the highly anticipated mat...
La Liga app infringes GDPR
Jun 14, 2019
The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") has caused widespread fear amongst small and big business alike as stories of those falling foul of the regulati...
Radiohead Release Unheard Material to Spite Hackers
Jun 13, 2019
Radiohead are an English rock band formed in 1985. The band rose to international fame through the release of 'OK computer' in 1997. 'OK Computer' is often acclaimed as one of the ...
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