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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Girls Scouts of the USA sue Boys Scouts of America
Nov 7, 2018
The Girl Scouts of the USA, the youth organisation founded in 1912 with the aim of empowering American girls, has filed a trade mark infringement lawsuit this week against the Boy ...
President Trump causes IP infringement stir... again
Nov 5, 2018
It was only 3 days ago we were reporting on the story of President Trump's use of Pharrell's song, Happy, and the criticism he was met with, not only from an intellectual property ...
Pharrell Williams far from happy with President Trump
Nov 2, 2018
US President, Donald Trump, has been warned from R&B artist, Pharrell Williams, to stop playing his music at political events. One of Pharrell's biggest hits, Happy, was the song o...
Alibaba secures preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin
Oct 31, 2018
Earlier this year, the Chinese e-commerce platform, Alibaba, filed a trade mark infringement claim against the Dubai cryptocurrency company, Alibabacoin Foundation. In summary, Ali...
Kylie Jenner sued over 'Born to Sparkle' range
Oct 24, 2018
Celebrities are often at the centre of legal wrangling over intellectual property, and Kylie Jenner is no exception. In fact, Kylie Jenner (whose name we use in full for obvious M...
Louis Vuitton Bag a Trade Mark Victory
Oct 22, 2018
French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, has succeeded in a trade mark infringement battle against The Face Shop for using their famous designs on its products. The Face Shop is a man...
Kaepernick applies to Register Trade Mark for his Appearance
Oct 17, 2018
Colin Kaepernick, the former American football star known just as much for his impressive professional career as he is his civil rights protests, has sought to protect his likeness...
Defeat for Argos in the Court of Appeal
Oct 10, 2018
Since July 2015 Argos (the catalogue retailer) has been embroiled in a trademark and domain dispute with Argos Systems ("Systems"), a US software company. Argos accused Systems of...
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...
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...
Prince's Estate Files Infringement Claims Over Unauthorised Music
Sep 10, 2018
The estate of American singer song-writer, Prince, has filed a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against European individuals and companies including Lovesigne, House Qua...
Procter & Gamble Attempt To Lure In Millennials
Aug 24, 2018
Unusual marketing techniques are often employed to get people's attention. Consumers, who are often inundated with advertisements, are more likely to remember something surprising...
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