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EU court green lights ‘Miley Cyrus’ trademark

EU17-06-2021Rory O'Neill

Popstar Miley Cyrus can register her name as an EU trademark after a victory in a long-running dispute at the EU General Court.

Hasbro prevails in decades-long ‘Game of Life’ dispute

16-06-2021Muireann Bolger

Toymaker Hasbro has secured the copyright to a board game in the latest chapter of a long-running dispute with its creators after a US court ruled that it was designed as a “work for hire”.

Uber employees settle defamation suit over trade secret theft claims

16-06-2021Alex Baldwin

Former Uber security manager Richard Jacobs has settled an on-going defamation suit with several other of the company’s employees that he had accused of stealing competitor trade secrets.

Cambridge Uni blocks boat race beer TM

UK15-06-2021Alex Baldwin

The University of Cambridge has convinced the UK Intellectual Property Office to reject a brewery’s attempt to register the trademark ‘Cambridge Blue’.

HPE must face Oracle software suit, rules US judge

15-06-2021Muireann Bolger

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will have to face a suit from Oracle that accuses it of copyright infringement, a California federal judge has ruled.

Apple and Samsung in camera suit win, Newman dissents

14-06-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Apple and Samsung had infringed on existing patents with their multi-camera features.

Dr Martens sues China e-commerce giant Shein

China14-06-2021Muireann Bolger

China-based online fashion company Shein allegedly infringed IP, according to a complaint filed by Dr Martens maker AirWair International.

HGF expands in Europe with France opening

EU, France11-06-2021Movers & ShakersAlex Baldwin

European IP firm HGF has chosen Vivien Berbrugge to lead its new European office in Rennes, France.

Implementers praise German patent reforms

Germany11-06-2021Rory O'Neill

Implementers have welcomed reforms to Germany’s laws which weaken patent owners’ right to an injunction if successful in litigation, but their impact on case law remains to be seen.

Activision to face jury over alleged 'Call of Duty' infringement

11-06-2021Alex Baldwin

Activision Blizzard will face jury trial in a case brought by former pro wrestler Booker T, who claims a character in video game "Call of Duty" infringes copyright in a character he created.

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