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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
Apr 29, 2019
LEGO has succeeded in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy ("UDRP") complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO"). WIPO's UDRP complaint procedure i...
Avengers: A Tale of Piracy
Apr 25, 2019
Another digital piracy story today, this time underpinned by a rather strange commercial decision taken by the rights holder Marvel. Marvel took the decision to release Avengers: E...
This counterfeit piggy went to market…
Apr 23, 2019
Entertainment One ("eOne"), the Canadian company that creates and owns the precocious but tedious Peppa Pig (and her family and friends) have been hard at work suing a plethora of ...
Fall Out Boy in soft cuddly dispute
Mar 18, 2019
Llamas rarely evoke anything other than warm responses and a release of cutesy expressions. However, with puppeteers the Furry Puppet Studio suing Fall Out Boy over the band's alle...
Google takes aim at the EU Copyright Directive
Mar 6, 2019
We have reported in the past about the issues that hosts and creators have identified with the proposed new EU Copyright Directive, and particularly with Article 13. Google's Seni...
Spotify and Warner Music gear up for sub-continental slugfest
Feb 28, 2019
There is often a pervading impression given in the media that "big corporates" tend to get their ducks in a row before announcing a new plan. That isn't always the case, and a new ...
Hair Bear Bunch of Kardashians
Feb 27, 2019
The wider Kardashian family (including younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner) do not seem to be able to stay out of the intellectual property news lately. Perhaps that is becau...
Much ado about trademark infringement
Feb 25, 2019
The Public Theatre, the group responsible for the internationally acclaimed "Shakespeare in the Park" theatre productions held each summer in Manhattan's Central Park, has filed a ...
Facebook found liable for hosting unlicensed content
Feb 22, 2019
Facebook has suffered an important and globally significant defeat at the Tribunale Roma in Italy. Last week the court held Facebook liable for hosting links to infringing content ...
Sisters Twisted over political use of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
Feb 12, 2019
Complaints about politicians using particular artists' songs are not new. We have seen them before when an artist considers a politician's views to be unsavoury or incompatible wit...
Start wearing purple wearing purple…
Feb 7, 2019
So sang Gogol Bordello in their gypsy punk hit in 2006. It was the band's breakthrough track and they have sadly failed to stay in the mainstream ever since. Cadbury, however, fear...
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...
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