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Design studio takes aim at Steve Madden in copyright claim

04-02-2020Sarah Morgan

Independent design studio Wildflower + Co has accused fashion brand Steve Madden of creating more than 100 different products, including handbags, which infringe its copyright for four embroidered patches.

Trump executive order targets online counterfeiters, e-commerce platforms

03-02-2020Edward Pearcey

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday, targeting both the sellers of counterfeit goods and the e-commerce platforms they pass through, as his administration seeks to drastically reduce the number of counterfeit goods entering the US.

Toymaker Kellytoy sues Ty over ‘Puffies’ plush toy

03-02-2020Edward Pearcey

Games and toys maker and distributor Kellytoy Worldwide is suing Ty, a US stuffed toy manufacturer, claiming the latter’s introduction of its “Puffies” range is a deliberate act to piggyback on Kellytoy’s trademarked “Puffy” range of so-called ‘plush’ toys.

Cox calls $1.1 billion damages award ‘shockingly excessive’

03-02-2020Rory O'Neill

US internet service provider Cox Communications wants a new trial after it was ordered to pay $1.1 billion in damages to leading record labels including Universal for music copyright infringement.

UK homeware brand infringed fabric copyright, court rules

03-02-2020Rory O'Neill

A UK IP court has drawn on last year’s Cofemel ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union, in ruling that a British homeware brand copied a former supplier’s designs.

Corsearch grabs Pointer Brand Protection as sector’s M&A continues

31-01-2020Edward Pearcey

Trademark and brand protector Corsearch has purchased Pointer Brand Protection, a provider of anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services, following its recent buy of Yellow Brand Protection.

Massive spike in Super Bowl counterfeit seizures

31-01-2020Rory O'Neill

US authorities have seized counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise worth an estimated $123 million, in a joint operation with the National Football League, a 400% increase on last year’s event.

Could Brexit force an early SkyKick clarification?

EU31-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Two days after the biggest EU trademark ruling of the year, brand owners and practitioners continue to digest the implications of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in Sky v SkyKick.

Nintendo puts brakes on Tokyo ‘Mario Kart’ experience

Japan31-01-2020Sarah Morgan

Japan's highest IP court has ordered a “Mario Kart”-inspired go-kart rental company, which allows costume-wearing riders to go-kart around Tokyo, to pay a ¥50 million fine for infringing on Nintendo’s IP rights.

UKIPO reassures rights owners in Brexit transition guidance

30-01-2020Edward Pearcey

There will be no changes to the UK Intellectual Property Office or for its customers when the UK departs from the EU at midnight tomorrow, the organisation said in updated guidance for the transition period to December 31, 2020.

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