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Not so belle

2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Louis Vuitton is taking two Chinese shoemakers to court for allegedly copying the design of its popular Archlight sneakers. The French fashion house is suing Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear — both subsidiaries of Chinese shoe giant Belle [...]

Not so belle2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Wrath of the Maiden

2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Hard rock band Iron Maiden has launched a USD 2.000.000 trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. According to the band, the game’s title causes confusion among customers through its near-identical appearance to the Iron Maiden trademark, [...]

Wrath of the Maiden2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art

2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00

Artist Ai Weiwei is taking Volkswagen to court for copyright infringement, after the company published a magazine advertisement for the car VW Polo in 2017 that featured one of his art installations as a backdrop. Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist [...]

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00

Neymar gets his name back

2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00

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 back2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00

Appetite For Infringement

2019-05-20T10:21:26+02:00

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

Unblocked

2019-05-20T10:22:02+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 [...]

Unblocked2019-05-20T10:22:02+02:00

Movie poster imitations

2019-05-20T10:33:47+02:00

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

2019-05-14T16:40:31+02:00

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?

2019-04-16T10:42:00+02:00

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

2019-04-16T10:02:37+02:00

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
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