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Infringement

Ivanka Trump to Testify In Trade Mark Infringement Lawsuit by Shoemaker Aquazzura Italia

In 2016 Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL took steps to sue Ivanka Trump’s company, the IT Collection LLC (operating since 2010), over its “Hettie” shoe design alleging that it was too similar to its own bestselling “Wild Thing” shoe design… Continue Reading →

Essential Smartphone Faces Trade Mark Infringement Allegations Prior to Launch

The American computer programmer, engineer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Andy Rubin recently announced his upcoming Essential smartphone.  Unfortunately before the product launch the company behind the Essential smartphone has been named in a trade mark infringement claim over the name… Continue Reading →

Company Chief Executives Now More Aware of Trade Marks Value for Businesses

There are over 55 million active worldwide trade marks with 6 million trade mark applications filed in 2015.  The volume of trade marks applications continues to rise with an average annual growth rate of 7% over the last two years. … Continue Reading →

Ed Sheeran Settles Copyright Infringement Claim on Song ‘Photograph’

British singer song writer Ed Sheeran was recently reported to have settled a copyright infringement claim against him in the US worth $20m (£13.8m) with no admission of guilt. The infringement claim centred over Ed Sheeran’s 2014 song called ‘Photograph’… 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 →

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