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Saudi Arabia says WTO ‘cannot’ hear IP dispute with Qatar

Qatar, Saudi Arabia07-12-2018

Saudi Arabia has said the World Trade Organization (WTO) cannot resolve an IP dispute with Qatar due to national security concerns, according to Reuters.

EU court sets record straight on ‘Commodores’ TM dispute


Two members of American soul group the Commodores suffered a defeat in a trademark dispute over the band’s name after the EU General Court ruled in favour of founding member Thomas McClary’s Fifth Avenue Entertainment.

CJEU rules against Portuguese wine trademark

EU, Portugal07-12-2018

Europe’s highest court has ruled that a trademark registration that describes a geographical location and facility where wine products are produced must be refused.

Rapper sues Fortnite creator for ‘exploiting’ dance move


New York rapper Milly Rock has filed a copyright lawsuit against the creator of popular video game “Fortnite”, claiming it uses his self-named dance move without his permission.

IPOS grants first FinTech patent under expedited scheme


The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore today announced that it has granted the first patent under the FinTech Fast Track initiative.

UK court dismisses Cadbury purple TM case


A UK appeals court has dismissed a case filed by Cadbury in the company’s effort to alter its trademark for the colour purple.

Netflix’s ‘continue watching’ feature named in patent infringement suit


Global streaming service Netflix is at the centre of a patent infringement lawsuit filed at the US District Court for the Central District of California.

UK police warn of video games piracy before Christmas


London police have warned the public to beware of pirated video games and ‘modded’ consoles ahead of the Christmas shopping period.

Chris Skidmore appointed new UK IP minister


Member of Parliament Chris Skidmore has been appointed as UK IP minister, becoming the third person to hold the post in 2018.

China to crack down on IP offenders


China announced plans to impose stricter punishments for IP infringement in a statement yesterday, December 4.

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