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 →

Rio 2016 Olympics and Potential Trade Mark Infringement

It has been noted recently that the Olympics committees have been taking preventative action (such as sending warning letters) to protect their trade mark rights (around the use of official Olympic logos and phrases) worth millions of pounds from being… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

First Preliminary Injunction Issued by Guangzhou IP Court Since Establishment in 2014

In 2016 the Guangzhou IP Court granted its first ever preliminary injunction since its establishment in 2014.  The injunction was given to French designer brand Christian Louboutin owner of three Chinese registered designs covering the lid and container of a… Continue Reading →

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