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Third Circuit affirms copyright for banana costume

02-08-2019Rory O'Neill

A US federal court has ruled that elements of a costume are protectable by copyright, in a case involving a dispute over rival banana costumes.

Federal Circuit delivers mixed ruling for Apple in $440m suit

02-08-2019Saman Javed

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has delivered a mixed ruling in a patent dispute between Apple and IP licensing company VirnetX, after an earlier judgment ordered the smartphone maker to pay $440 million for infringement.

Katy Perry and Capitol Records must pay rapper $2.7m

02-08-2019Saman Javed

Katy Perry and her record label must pay almost $3 million in damages to a rapper after a jury found, earlier this week, that her single “Dark Horse” infringed his copyright.

UKIPO cancels marijuana leaf TM after Adidas complaint

01-08-2019Rory O'Neill

The UK Intellectual Property Office has invalidated a trademark depicting a marijuana leaf after an opposition from Adidas.

USPTO proposes rise in patent fees

01-08-2019Saman Javed

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has welcomed feedback on proposed changes which would see it raise its fees.

US networks target ‘illegal’ TV streaming service

01-08-2019Saman Javed

US broadcasters have filed a lawsuit against a streaming service that retransmits broadcast TV content over the internet.

Football authorities unable to enforce their IP in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia01-08-2019Rory O'Neill

Leading world football authorities believe they have exhausted all legal options in Saudi Arabia in their bid to crackdown on pirate broadcaster beoutQ.

Uni of California sues ‘entire industry’ in LED patent action

31-07-2019Rory O'Neill

The University of California has filed what its lawyers have called a “first-of-its-kind” patent litigation campaign against retailers of LED lightbulbs, including Walmart, Ikea, Amazon, Bed & Bath and Target.

IPEC sides with Claridge’s Hotel in trademark dispute

31-07-2019Saman Javed

The UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has delivered a ruling in a trademark dispute between London-based hotel Claridge’s and a candle maker.

Partial victory for Marriott brand in whisky TM opposition

31-07-2019Rory O'Neill

The UK Intellectual Property Office has partially invalidated a trademark owned by Scottish distillery Glenkeir Whiskies, after an opposition by a subsidiary of hotel group Marriott International.

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