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Australian Parliament approves site-blocking law despite criticisms


The Australian Parliament today voted to expand the country’s website-blocking laws despite fierce opposition from industry associations.

Seoul Semiconductor expands patent complaint against TV seller


South Korea-based Seoul Semiconductor has extended its lawsuit against a consumer electronics retailer, now accusing it of infringing 19 patents.

ICE helps to seize more than one million domain names

International, US28-11-2018

More than one million copyright-infringing domain names involved in distributing counterfeit items have been seized in the past year, according to a release shared by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, November 26.

Leicester City victorious in TM opposition against football minnows


Leicester City Football Club grabbed an IP victory yesterday when the UK Intellectual Property Office allowed the club’s opposition against a football-related trademark to prevail.

EU court pulls plug on ‘H20+’ trademark


The EU General Court today rejected a cosmetics company’s trademark appeal centring on the term H20, after finding that the disputed mark lacks distinctive character.

NBA player ‘Scary Terry’ hit with ‘Scream’ mask IP suit


The mask featured in horror film series “Scream” is at the centre of a copyright and trademark lawsuit filed against National Basketball Association player Terry Rozier.

UKIPO and creative industries unite in blockchain initiative


The UK Intellectual Property Office has united with audio-visual and image organisations and blockchain rights company Jaak to investigate the potential use of blockchain technology.

Duff & Phelps appoints managing director

Africa, EU, Middle East, Switzerland27-11-2018Movers & Shakers

Duff & Phelps, a firm that provides IP advice among other services, has appointed Nadine Stuttle as managing director of its legal management consulting practice, based in Zurich.

PIPCU issues tips to avoid fake electrical goods


The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has urged consumers to buy electrical products from reputable sellers, along with providing advice to help shoppers avoid fakes.

Group representing Twitter and Google criticises Australia’s copyright plans


An industry group which represents organisations such as Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google has told an Australian Senate committee that the country’s plans to expand website blocking laws are “unprecedented and unnecessary”.

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