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Infringement

Sporting Trade Mark Disputes

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The emergence of Emma Raducanu, from nowhere to US Open champion in a few short months, lead to the inevitable opportunities for commercialisation – and the opportunity for unrelated parties to attempt to make money from the Raducanu brand. There… Continue Reading →

“OK Google, have you stolen our tech?”

Sonos, the US home speaker pioneer, has recently brought a patent infringement action against Google, claiming amongst other things that Google’s own branded speakers infringe on Sonos’s technology. We take a look at how the companies got to this position,… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com Settles Patent Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

DNA Genotek (provider of biological sample collection products) sued Ancestry.com (genealogy research website) for patent infringement.  The lawsuit centred on Ancestry.com’s use of technology in their saliva collecting kits which was protected by a couple of DNA Genotek’s DNA testing… Continue Reading →

Melania Trump Fights Back at Illegal Use of her Trade Marks in Slovenia

Some entrepreneurs in Melania Trump’s native Slovenia have taken advantage of the American First Lady’s image and name in a bid to promote various Slovenian products such as honey and pancakes. Mrs. Trump’s legal team issued a press release which… Continue Reading →

BMW Wins Trade Mark Dispute against Two Chinese Firms

The Shanghai Intellectual Property Court ordered two Chinese companies (motor company Deguo Baoma Group and fashion house Chuangjia Group) to pay damages of f $432,000 to BMW after ruling in BMW’s favour in a trade mark infringement case.  Both companies… Continue Reading →

Disney Awarded Damages by Chinese Court Following Copyright Win for Film “Cars”

Disney and Pixar Animation were recently awarded damages by a Shanghai court after ruling that a Chinese-made film called “The Autobots” infringed copyright of Disney’s film “Cars”.  The infringing film, released in July 2015, had grossed the equivalent of $863,000. Chinese producer Bluemtv and… Continue Reading →

LinkedIn Files Lawsuit to Stop Unlawful Automatic Data Scraping

The professional networking company LinkedIn recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed individuals for using automated software programs (or “bots”) to harvest user profiles from its website. The lawsuit is a preliminary step to revealing the identities of the scrapers — LinkedIn intends… Continue Reading →

Apple v Samsung Design Infringement Case at Supreme Court

In 2012 Samsung was found to have infringed three of Apple’s iPhone design patents in the sale of some of their smartphones.  These related to the round-cornered front face, the bezel of the iPhone and the coloured grid of 16… Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Awarded $2.6 Million Damages in US Legal Copyright Victory

The recent result upheld a ruling from a decade old copyright case involving images from the classic movies “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind,” as well as several “Tom and Jerry” shorts. The background to the case was… Continue Reading →

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