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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Who is leaking Dr Who?
Aug 7, 2018
The BBC is on a hunt to find the source of a leaked teaser clip of the upcoming and much anticipated Dr Who season. While the release of the first episode is still some months of...
Fraudulent "Takedown" notices on the rise
Aug 6, 2018
Rights-holders in the digital age make use of what are known as "DMCA Takedown Notices" to require search engines and registrars to remove listings that direct users to infringing ...
LNDR and LDNR confuse Londoners
Jul 31, 2018
In the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, Mr Justice Arnold has ruled that Nike has infringed a trademark owned by Frank Industries ("Frank") that is uses for its women's ...
US Hockey League Concerned Over Tarnished Reputation
Jul 26, 2018
The US National Hockey League (NHL) has filed a trade mark infringement claim against beer mug manufacturer, Roger Dewey, and his three business entities A&R Collectables, The Hock...
Off-White Accused of Trade Mark Infringement
Jul 20, 2018
Off-White, the trendy streetwear fashion brand founded in 2012 by Virgil Abloh, has found itself in a spot of bother with outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen this week. The dispute...
Arnold J renews football blocking injunction
Jul 19, 2018
In early 2017 Mr Justice Arnold ordered an innovative and pioneering injunction preventing the live pirate streaming of Premier League football matches across the UK. In the summer...
Harley Raps Up Childish Allegations About His "American Pharaoh" Track
Jun 27, 2018
Childish Gambino, formally known as Donald Glover, has been accused of copying from fellow US rapper, Jase Harley. Fans have caused a heated debate after noticing the apparent simi...
Harry Popper and the Supreme Court Trade Mark Battle
Jun 26, 2018
Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, the American entertainment company behind the Harry Potter films, has been fighting a ten-year trade mark battle that has recently ended. The succes...
Sculptor sues the NRA for copyright infringement in recruiting video
Jun 25, 2018
Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor of "Cloud Care" located in Chicago's Millennium Park, has accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of using his sculpture without permission....
UKIPO releases plan to shipwreck pirates
Jun 21, 2018
Recently, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has published its plans and strategies to improve services in the enforcement of anti-piracy. Piracy, which is a common term u...
EU General Court says Ralph Lauren mark 'Polo' has enhanced distinctiveness
Jun 20, 2018
It has been confirmed by the EU General Court that Ralph Lauren's word mark 'Polo' has enhanced distinctiveness as the result of an opposition that was first filed three years ago ...
FIFA takes decisive action against broadcast pirate
Jun 19, 2018
More World Cup news for you today, as FIFA have announced that it is taking preventative action to disable a pirate channel from illegally streaming World Cup matches in the Middle...
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