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Mar
22
2017

Let’s be Frank

Let's be frank

Zara has struck again. It is once again under over copyright infringement. The Spanish clothing chain has put a sweater on the shelves, that looks very much like a design by Belgian designer Cathy Franken. Many of the big fashion houses have seen similar versions of their designs pop up on the shelves of Zara. […]

Feb
13
2017

Pæper læmp

Pæper læmp

A Dutch design duo has accused IKEA of counterfeiting its design lamp. Dutch designer Margje Teeuwen has designed, together with Erwin Zwiers, a lamp that looks like a big wad of paper. The design duo was stunned when IKEA came along with an almost identical lamp. In a lawsuit against the Swedish furniture and home accessory […]

Jan
18
2017

And poof… it’s gone

And poof... it's gone

A young Belgian rapper got nearly 3 million views, but his video was taken offline due to copyright infringement. The rapper that goes by the name Yung Mavu has hired a lawyer to get the clip back online. Mavu’s was getting almost three million views when the clip disappeared suddenly. Noah Mavuela did some freestyle rapping on top […]

Jan
2
2017

Run Amazon Run

One of the founders of hip-hop group Run DMC is suing online retailer Amazon for $50.000.000 over trademark infringement. Musicians Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels are better known as RUN-DMC. McDaniels is now claiming trademark infringement, stating that Amazon and Wal-Mart have allegedly been selling clothing and accessories with the group’s […]

Dec
9
2016

Dr. Hippo

Dr. Hippo

A Florida artist is suing medical facility Mercedes Medical LLC for copyright infringement. The artist, Caleb Prochnow, states in his law suit that in 2005, he created original pictorial illustrations of a cartoon hippopotamus, who is now immediately recognizable and referred to by Mercedes Medical as “Henry the Histo-Potamus”. After a four-year arrangement for limited use as an […]

Dec
5
2016

Bed decisions

Bed Decisions

IKEA is being sued before Germany’s highest court by German brand e15. e15 claims an IKEA bed is copied from one of its own designs. It concerns IKEA’s Malm bed, which bears a striking similarity to e15’s SL02 Mo. Frankfurt-based e15 is arguing that the Malm is a copy of its design and that the similarity has led customers […]

Dec
2
2016

Goldfinger

goldfinger

Kylie Jenner is facing a legal battle over her wildly popular makeup line. The reality television star, and half-sister of socialite Kim Kardashian, has been accused of misappropriating the imagery of Vlada Haggerty, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist. Haggerty claims to have a copyright on a photo that depicts metallic liquid dripping off of a pair […]

Nov
30
2016

Bad boys

bad boys

The creators of the musical Jersey Boys have been found guilty of copyright infringement. A US court ruled that part of the show’s book had been copied. The musical, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, has been running in the West End since 2008 and on Broadway since 2005. But only […]

Nov
28
2016

I would stream 4 U

I would stream 4 u

The Prince Estate, has run into a fight with music streaming service Tidal. Tidal, owned by Beyonce’s husband and rapper Jay-Z, launched nearly two years ago, claiming exclusive releases and artist-friendlyness. Tidal would be a shining example of how a streaming music platform could be built that would be successful while being fair to the […]

Oct
31
2016

Starbucks Dabuccino

Starbucks Dabuccino

Starbucks, the coffee giant, has won a copyright infringement lawsuit over the design of a water pipe that resembles the chain’s Frappuccino cup. The water pipe, named the Dabuccino, features glass for the chamber, a green mouthpiece that looks like a straw and a logo that resembles the Starbucks one, except the siren wears pot leaves […]

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