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NEWS

23
07
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Rome Court finds videosharing platform directly liable for content uploaded by users

 

  1. Gigi Hadid Victorious in Paparazzi Photo Copyright Case, as Court Cites Fourth Estate Decision

 

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills' "Hard Candy" Highlighter Does Not Infringe Same-Named Beauty Brand

 

  1. Chinese Copycats Have Come for Muji, Which is Largely Without Recourse

 

  1. Has the Cat Got Your Copyright? The dilemma of animal-created works

 

  1. Guest post: YouTube shifts the burden: requires manual copyright claimants to timestamp the allegedly infringing material; simplifies the rectification process

 

  1. Red Bull sues rival F1 sponsor Rich Energy for trade mark infringement

 

  1. Amazon is Now the Subject of a Formal Antitrust Investigation by the European Commission

 

  1. House Hearing Highlights China, E-Commerce Contributions to Cluttering of U.S. Trademark Register

 

  1. A Look at Five Cases at the International Trade Commission: Apple v. Qualcomm, Jurisdiction Issues, and Overlap with the FDA
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15
07
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

1. Virgil Abloh's Off-White is Being Sued for Allegedly Hijacking the Name of Another Company Named OffWhite

 

2. Chanel’s ‘Double C’ trade mark loss in China – an unacceptable conclusion?

 

3. Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports

 

4. Amazon Sued for Trademark Infringement by Prime Trucking Company

 

5. Freedom of expression transcends morality in US trademark registration

 

6. To love Y is not as to fly

 

7. Taiwan jurisdiction report: Amendments to Taiwan patent law

 

8.  Marriott to ‘contest’ £99m data breach fine

 

9. EU General Court sides with Audi in TM appeal

 

10.  Over 500 counterfeit clothing items seized by Italian Guardia di Finanza

              

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09
07
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Brazil Joins WIPO’s International Trademark System:

 

  1. BREIN shuts down illegal e-book sharing Facebook groups:

 

  1. Winning younger generations over to the value of copyright:

 

  1. Kim Kardashian wins $2.7m in Missguided TM suit:

 

  1. Intellectual Property Software Market: Growing Awareness of Companies to Protect their Rights Spikes Demand:

 

  1. 2019-2024 Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property Market Latest Research by Business Expansion Plans, Growth Rate, Industry Demand Status, Top Opportunities, and Forecast:

 

  1. China's trademark registration surges 68 pct in H1:

 

  1. How should enterprises manage trademarks?

 

  1. Mr. Justice Arnold finds Conversant patent infringed but invalid for added matter in Conversant v Huawei:

 

  1. Photographer sues Universal Music over Sun Ra photo:

 

  1. To Combat Rampant Piracy, a U.N. Organization Launches a Global Anti-Piracy Database:

 

  1. Progress stalls on EU plan for cost-cutting patent court:
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02
07
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Regeneron Seeks Associate Director, Patent Attorney in Portfolio Development:

 

  1. Hours, Clients, Millions of Dollars: Haute Couture by the Numbers:

 

  1. Lucky Brand and Marcel Fashions’ Nearly 20 Year-Long Fight to Go Before Supreme Court:

 

  1. Gigi Hadid, Smile for the Copyright:

 

  1. Britney Spears' Dad is Suing the Blogger Behind the "Defamatory" #FreeBritney Movement:

 

  1. Automotives: the next battlefield of SEP litigation?

 

  1. CIPA: IP in a post-Brexit world:

 

  1. SCOTUS to clarify rules on awarding TM profits; defence ‘preclusion’:

 

  1. Pattern trademarks do not consist exclusively of a shape whenever they are not indissociable from the product:

 

  1. The New Copyright Directive: Collective licensing as a way to strike a fair balance between creator and user interests in copyright legislation (Article 12):

 

  1. The Italian Guardia di Finanza seized more than 4 million of counterfeit cosmetic products manufactured in China:
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24
06
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court:

 

  1. Amazon wins ‘.amazon’ domain name, aggravating South American region and undermining digital commons:

 

  1. ‘The Walking Dead’ producer sues company for TM infringement:

 

 

  1. Amazon granted patent for surveillance drones service:

 

  1. Every invention you use has one thing in common:

 

  1. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Deepfakes?:

 

  1. IPOS, Lloyd's and Antares launch IP litigation insurance initiative:

 

  1. China introduces 'intent to use' to combat trade mark squatting in its recent law amendment:

 

  1. Huawei Threatens to Raise Patent Royalties on US Firms:

 

  1. Massive operation against counterfeit goods nets 30 suspects and millions of products:

 

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17
06
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

1. New Europol/EUIPO Threat Assessment Report confirms links between IP crime and organised crime in the EU 

 

2. Lego Files Lawsuit for Trademark Infringement

 

3. EUTM applications pass 2 million

 

4. Amid a Flurry of "Cultural Appropriation" Claims Aimed at Carolina Herrera, What is Going on (Legally)?

 

5. Apple wins 2 Design Patents for Apple Store Shelving Units and the Figurative Trademark for 'Apple Music UP NEXT'

 

6. Metallica to pay €7,000 for "Viva Colonia" cover

 

7. Brazil moves closer to Madrid accession

 

8.  La Liga fined €250,000 for breach of GDPR

 

9. Copyright dispute over Aboriginal flag sparks debate

 

10.  Over 2.000 fake “AirPods” seized by Italian Guardia di Finanza

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10
06
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

 

  1. EUIPO’s Christian Archambeau on Globalization, EUTM Trends, and Brexit
  1. In Search of Greater ROI, Counterfeiters Are "Incentivized" by Products with High Resale Values, Per New Report
  1. Why There Are More Counterfeit Rolexes Than Any Other Product in the World
  1. Sampling Mumbo Jumbo: Minecraft YouTuber receives copyright claims on hundreds of videos in a matter of hours
  1. Teen-Favored Retailer Brandy Melville is Suing Over Copycat Tees and Stickers
  1. Basketball Star Kawhi Leonard Claims Nike Stole His Design and Registered it with the Copyright Office
  1. Police call for YouTube influencers to stop using fake make up
  1. Annual loss of €56 billion across the EU due to counterfeits: report
  1. Restoring IP Rights After the Destructive, Unjust Antitrust Rendering in FTC v. Qualcomm
  1. The Pathway to Foreign Damages for Patent Infringement
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03
06
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. Will Marvel Studios face copyright infringement claim for using Ghanaian kente designs in the Black Panther movie?

 

  1. What's in a Name? Chanel's Global Quest to Protect the Name of a Color

 

  1. Settlement Of Suit Over Tom Brady Photo Leaves Major Online Copyright Issue Unresolved

 

  1. Iron Maiden Sues 'Ion Maiden' Video Game Creators, Alleging Trademark Infringement

 

  1. Amazon is "Upending" the $250 Billion-Plus Licensed Merch Business

 

  1. Adidas seeks shut down of counterfeit sites

 

  1. Finnish Market Court rejects Harley Davidson appeal

 

  1. German Court Says Reseller's Use of Brand Names in Ads is Not Only Acceptable but "Necessary"

 

  1. Make Canada Great Again trademark dispute

 

  1. “Obituary piracy” and what it could mean for archival institutions
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27
05
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Eurythmics' Dave Stewart sells music catalogue to Hipgnosis: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/10/hipgnosis-buys-music-catalogue-eurythmics-dave-stewart;
  2. Pepe the Frog copyright suit to go to trial: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/pepe-the-frog-copyright-suit-to-go-to-trial-18064;
  3. EPO unveils European Inventor Award 2019 nominees: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/epo-unveils-european-inventor-award-2019-nominees-17995;
  4. US blacklists Huawei amid ongoing IP trade row: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/us-blacklists-huawei-amid-ongoing-ip-trade-row-18042;
  5. Alibaba VP hails anti-counterfeiting success: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/alibaba-vp-hails-anti-counterfeiting-success-18021;
  6. INTA President Calls on the Global Trademark Community to Join the Battle against Counterfeiting En Masse: http://www.ag-ip-news.com/news.aspx?id=51953&lang=en;
  7. Joint EPO-EUIPO Study Finds Strong Link between Growth of SMEs and their Use of IP: http://www.ag-ip-news.com/news.aspx?id=51954&lang=en;
  8. Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/23/bitter-sweet-symphony-royalties-richard-ashcroft-verve-royalties-novello;
  9. General Court dismisses TM appeal in win for Sky: https://www.worldipreview.com/news/general-court-dismisses-tm-appeal-in-win-for-sky-18098;
  10. How to keep your trademarks forever: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/05/25/keep-trademarks-forever/id=109559/;
  11. Kim Kardashian Already Tried to Trademark 14-Day-Old Son Psalm West's Name: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a27583309/kim-kardashian-trademark-psalm-west-name/;
  12. L.A. Crips trademark Nipsey Hussle’s slogan ‘The  marathon continues’ to provide community service: http://thesource.com/2019/05/26/nipsey-hussle-crip-tmc/
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21
05
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

1. Dutch Court of Appeal injuncts unwilling licensee in first post-Huawei v ZTE FRAND decision

 

2. "No Expense is Being Spared" in Alibaba's Fight Against Fakes

 

3. Ariana Grande, thank you, next: copyright infringement on Instagram

 

4. The first non-traditional trademark registrations have been granted in Mexico

 

5. CJEU cancels German asset management firm’s TM

 

6. Adidas Secures U.S. Copyright Protection for Kanye Yeezy Sneaker Designs

 

7. Diversity in Patent Drafting

 

8. Big data may drive IP enforcement, business reveal

 

9. Basketball Patents Over the Years

 

10. The Italian Guardia di Finanza and Brindisi Customs Authorities seized more than 15.000 counterfeit NIKE shoes

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13
05
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

1. Court of Justice: use of figurative signs may constitute unlawful evocation of a PDO

 

2. Prince's Estate Responds to Trademark Office's Refusal to Register Purple Trademark With a 430 Page Filing

 

3. EU General Court sides with Zara against EUIPO

 

4. Huawei accused of conspiring to steal tech from US lab

 

5. Cambodia registers first-ever geographical indication

 

6. Whether Don Quijote de la Mancha relates to a PDO cheese?

 

7. Does AIRBNB break the law in France?

 

8. Judge Tosses Out 2 Claims in Saint Laurent and Steve Madden Footwear Fight

 

9. Swatch prevailed over Apple in a trademark dispute

 

10. Italian Guardia di Finanza’s Extraordinary plan for anti-counterfeiting checks

               

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07
05
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Alibaba to pay $250 million to settle lawsuit over pre-IPO warning on counterfeiting:
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alibaba-settlement/alibaba-pays-250-million-to-settle-lawsuit-over-pre-ipo-counterfeiting-warning-idUSKCN1S51DO;

 

  1. Why celebrities try to trademark their catchphrases and baby names:
  • https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/19/18507920/celebrity-trademark-history-baby-names-taylor-swift;

 

  1. Computer store drops trademark claim against Taylor Swift:
  • https://www.worldipreview.com/news/computer-store-drops-trademark-claim-against-taylor-swift-17926;

 

 

  1. Ford sues local dealership for breaching TM contract:

 

  1. Record-Breaking K-Pop Group BTS is Fighting Off an Explosion of Counterfeit Tour Merch:
  • http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/k-pop-mega-stars-bts-is-fighting-off-an-explosion-of-counterfeit-tour-merch;

 

  1. EV battery maker LG Chem sues SK Innovation, alleges trade secret theft:

 

  1. Cybercriminals continue to target intellectual property, putting brand reputation at risk:
  • https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/05/02/cybercriminals-target-intellectual-property/;

 

  1. USA: dozens of crypto trademarks registered:
  • https://cryptonomist.ch/en/2019/05/01/usa-crypto-trademarks/;

 

  1. Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market 2019 By Competitive Measure – Cast Inc., Ceva Inc., eSilicon Corporation:
  • https://autodadz.com/global-semiconductor-intellectual-property-market-2019-by-competitive-measure-cast-inc-ceva-inc-esilicon-corporation/;

 

  1. Everything is awesome: Lego blocks “Lepin” trade mark registration:
  • http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/05/everything-is-awesome-lego-blocks-lepin.html.

 

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30
04
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. The Trade Mark Adventures of Zara: Fashion Markets Moving Fast
  1. Intellectual Property 101: A Primer
  1. The Future of Patents on Genetically Modified Organisms in India
  1. The first non-traditional trademark registrations have been granted in Mexico
  1. China amends trade mark and unfair competition law to tackle trade mark squatting and enforcement issues
  1. Almost Anyone Can Use NASA’s Name and Logos, Just Don't Call it a Collaboration
  1. Kering is Reportedly Close to $1.5 to $1.6 Billion Settlement in Gucci Tax Case
  1. Personalized Media Communications Sues Google, Netflix and Akami Over Content Delivery Patents
  1. April 26: World IP Day Celebrations, Special 301 Report, and Amazon Helps Identify Patent Infringers
  1. Music industry takes aim at Fortnite over song royalties
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23
04
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The boot is on the other foot: French Supreme Court reconsiders the notion of informed user

 

  1. GoT season premiere pirated over 54 million times in first 24 hours

 

  1. O2 retrieves infringing .company domain

 

  1. IP plays a role in decolonising cultural heritage: over 100 experts warn France

 

  1. The French Government is Working on Legislation to Ban Destruction of Unsold Fashion

 

  1. Can the Fashion Industry Ever Really Be Sustainable?

 

  1. Gigi Hadid Sued for Posting a Photo on Instagram

 

  1. WTR’s round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere

 

  1. Massive seizure of “Made in China” products in Brindisi
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15
04
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

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09
04
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

 

  1. IP and Sociology: the symbolism of IP

 

  1. Color or figurative trademarks – that’s the question

 

  1. Can I have a Big Mac – or should I now say “layered double cheeseburger”? Amid non-use and well-known facts

 

  1. Converse lost a dispute for a shoe sole in the EU

 

  1. Peppa Pig meets Tobbia – a tale of pigs and tapirs

 

 

  1. The report on ‘Competition policy for the digital era’ is out: why change the law if there is no evidence? And how?

 

  1. 5 Big Breakthroughs to Anticipate in 3D Printing

 

 

  1. Veja Alludes to Impending Lawsuit Against Primark, but Does it Have a Case?

 

  1. “You can’t sleep or you will fall behind”: exclusive look inside Alibaba’s fight against fakes

 

  1. The Italian Guardia di Finanza seized more than 200.000 counterfeit products (in Italian)

 

  1. “OFFSIDE COUNTERFEITING 2” mission (in Italian)

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01
04
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. IACC says it disrupts counterfeit sales on iOffer:

 

  1. Fashion brand turns to crypto tokens to fight fakes:

 

  1. Battle of Supremes: How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B brand:

 

 

  1. DSM Directive Series #2: Is the press publishers' right waivable?:

 

  1. EU General Court rejects Converse TM appeal:

 

  1. What Brexit means for UK Intellectual Property rights:

 

  1. Rival sues Monster over its ‘knockoff’ Reign brand:

 

  1. ‘Just say it’ too similar to Nike’s ‘Just do it’, TTAB holds:

 

  1. Book Review: Non-Conventional Copyright, Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?:

 

  1. Italian Guardia di Finanza has seized more than 7.000 counterfeit shoes in Brindisi:
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25
03
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Fake goods trade rises to €460bn: EUIPO and OECD

 

  1. CJEU applies Louboutin, clarifying notion of ‘shape, or another characteristic, which gives substantial value to the goods’
  • http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/03/cjeu-applies-louboutin-clarifying.html;

 

  1. Italy’s top court rules in major Yahoo! takedown case

 

  1. Lego scores TM victory at UKIPO

 

  1. Peppa Pig creators win trademark invalidity claim

 

  1. One of the Most In-Demand Skill Sets in Fashion Right Now? Luxury Authentication:
  • http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/one-of-the-most-in-demand-skill-sets-in-fashion-right-now-luxury-authentication;

 

  1. Jaguar wins landmark case against Chinese copy of Evoque model
  • https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/jaguar-land-rover-wins-landmark-case-against-chinese-evoque-copycat;

 

  1. Bacardi won a case in Turkey for a trademark that has been never used there
  • https://intellectualpropertyplanet.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/bacardi-won-a-case-in-turkey-for-a-trademark-that-has-been-never-used-there/;

 

  1. Law Enforcement Busts $15 Million-Plus Counterfeiting Ring in Shanghai

 

  1. Operation “Golden Brand”: the Italian Guardia di Finanza seized products bearing counterfeit trademarks with a value of 10.000.000 euros
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18
03
19

Our Selection of #IPNEWS and Articles of the Week

  1. Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds

 

  1. A brief introduction of the new Chinese Foreign Investment Law its protection for IPR

 

  1. Chinese Court Okays Single-Color Trademarks in Latest Louboutin Decision

 

  1. Marc Jacobs Asks Court to Dismiss Nirvana LLC's "Egregious" Smiley Face Case

 

  1. As Bad Faith Trademark Filings Continue to Target Western Brands, China Proposes a Fix

 

  1. Paris Tribunal strikes again and guts Google’s T&C’s…including its copyright clauses for user-generated content

 

  1. There is no such thing as too much Peruvian (and other) IP news from Latin America

 

  1. Adidas won a trademark opposition in Japan

 

  1. Danladi v Tiwalope Savage and another - (Nigerian) “Blurred Line” or “Shape of You”?

 

  1. During Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day the Italian Guardia di Finanza intensifies its activities against trade of counterfeit and unsafe products.
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12
03
19

OUR SELECTION OF #IPNEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

  1. The Behind-the-Scenes Battles for the Lucrative Gig of Making Luxury Brands' Accessible Wares

 

  1. Disney ranked most intimate brand

 

  1. Patent infringement and recovery of profits in Italy: doctrine of equivalence and requirement of negligence

 

  1. An Inside Job: The Counterfeit Bust that Put Hermès' Own Employees Under the Microscope

 

  1. Apple's trade mark opposition goes pear shaped...

 

  1. MARRY ME is descriptive for online dating (even if you are really just dating)

 

  1. Netflix and Jerry Media are Being Sued for Allegedly Stealing Influencer's Video for Fyre Fest Documentary

 

  1. Monster Energy’s trademark opposition fails before UKIPO

 

  1. Swedish trade mark court sees its true colours shining through
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