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Neymar gets his name back


Brazilian footballer Neymar has won a lawsuit over the registration of his name as a trademark. The General Court of the European Union confirmed the rejection of the trademark registration by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). A Portuguese man [...]

Neymar gets his name back2019-05-17T14:25:21+02:00

Appetite For Infringement


80s Hard Rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses is taking a Colorado brewery to court for alleged copyright infringement, alleging the brewery has been selling a craft beer named "Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale" since 2018 without the band’s approval. The brewery [...]

Appetite For Infringement2019-05-20T10:21:26+02:00



Toy giant Lego is taking legal action against a high-flying New Zealand company claiming some of its toy designs are too similar. Zuru Toys, the counterparty, however, is standing their ground stating that Lego can't claim a monopoly on plastic [...]


Movie poster imitations


In 1980, the average cost of marketing a studio movie was $4.3 million (about $12 million adjusted for inflation), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The same article estimates that number around $40 million today. The biggest movies spend more than [...]

Movie poster imitations2019-05-20T10:33:47+02:00

Beer Fraud


Two suspects from Nijkerk (the Netherlands) were sentenced up to 15 months' imprisonment this month for "beer fraud". According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, at least 5,000 counterfeit kegs of beer have been sold under the Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch [...]

Beer Fraud2019-05-14T16:40:31+02:00

Bad man or Batman?


Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly filing a copyright infringement complaint regarding a dramatic video posted by US President Trump, featuring music from one of the “Batman” movies. The studio says part of the score in the video posted Tuesday is [...]

Bad man or Batman?2019-04-16T10:42:00+02:00

Llama drama


The creators of the giant stuffed llamas in Fall Out Boy’s “Young and Menace” video have sued the band, alleging they were licensed to use the puppets for just the video “but not beyond.” Further uses of the llama puppets, [...]

Llama drama2019-04-16T10:02:37+02:00

Grande restrictions


American pop music star Ariana Grande has sparked an outcry from photographers and media organizations with her new concert tour agreement. Reportedly, as a response to “greedy photographers” taking advantage of her in the past, the new contract requires that [...]

Grande restrictions2019-04-16T09:56:02+02:00

Land slide win for Land Rover


Land Rover has finally won a lawsuit against the Chinese Landwind, which sells an almost exact copy of the Evoque on its home market. The Chinese court may no longer sell the Landwind X7. A precedent on Chinese soil, of [...]

Land slide win for Land Rover2019-04-16T16:21:11+02:00

KFC is flattered by imitations


If others are copying your brand you can send a cease and desist letter, or you can use it in an advertising campaign. Kentucky Fried Chicken must have thought the latter. The chicken fast-food chain has launched a major brand [...]

KFC is flattered by imitations2019-04-16T09:40:07+02:00
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