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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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