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Katy Perry victorious as judge overturns $3m ‘Dark Horse’ copyright award

18-03-2020Edward Pearcey

Katy Perry’s song “Dark Horse” did not infringe the copyright of “Joyful Noise”, a song by Christian rapper Flame, according to a US District Court of California ruling, overturning a previous jury verdict against the pop star.

Delta Airlines slams Marriott’s ‘absurd’ TM strategy

18-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Marriott Hotels’ expansion of its Canadian brand Delta Hotels into the US has angered Delta Airlines, which has hit out at the company for refusing to “see reason” and negotiate a licence to the air carrier’s trademarks.

Neodron complaint prompts USITC investigation into tech leaders

17-03-2020Edward Pearcey

The US International Trade Commission will investigate possible patent violations of “certain capacitive touch-controlled mobile devices, computers, and components thereof” used by tech companies including Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft following a complaint filed by Ireland’s Neodron.

USPTO offers COVID-19 relief; CJEU restricts activities

EU17-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced it will waive petition fees in certain situations, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Solicitors reluctant to reveal disability, says SRA report

17-03-2020Edward Pearcey

There is a reluctance among disabled legal professionals to inform their employers of their disability, according to a Solicitors Regulation Authority report, meaning firms are potentially not introducing measures to help.

Design agency sues namesake Uber after ‘extreme disruption’

17-03-2020Sarah Morgan

A New York design firm has taken ride-sharing company Uber Technologies to court for trademark infringement, after years of “extreme disruption and burden”.

EUIPO and EPO push deadlines as COVID-19 spreads

EU16-03-2020Rory O'Neill

The European Union Intellectual Property Office has extended its deadlines until May 1 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

LinkedIn urges SCOTUS to allow data-scraping ban

16-03-2020Rory O'Neill

Microsoft’s LinkedIn has asked the US Supreme Court to allow the networking platform to block third-parties from “scraping” data publicly available on its users’ profiles.

Broadcom blames Netflix for harming cable TV industry in patent suit

16-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Technology company Broadcom has accused Netflix of causing a decline in the demand for traditional cable services requiring set-top boxes, in a patent infringement lawsuit filed late last week.

Microsoft sues creators of mass-spamming bots for trademark infringement

16-03-2020Edward Pearcey

Microsoft is suing unnamed actors for using and creating the “Necurs botnet,” a large network of computers deliberately infecting millions of devices and then sending spam emails, which the software giant claims damages its reputation.

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