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Weight a minute!


Dieters with New Year's resolutions to lose weight, got mixed up when trying to download the Weight Watchers app. Apparently, a large number of downloaders got the app confused with that of British pub chain Wetherspoon. On the app store, [...]

Weight a minute!2019-03-19T09:20:43+02:00

It’s not unsusual to be sued by anyone (2)


The American actor Alfonso Ribeiro withdraws the lawsuit (see our earlier post) filed against Fortnite developer Epic Games. In the popular battle royale game Fortnite, players can do the 'Carlton' dance, which Ribeiro performed in the comedy series The Fresh [...]

It’s not unsusual to be sued by anyone (2)2019-03-19T09:18:53+02:00

Sole mates


Louboutin's red sole has enabled Louboutin to amass trademark rights around the world. The luxury brand has recently been victorious in its attempts to protect the red sole as a trademark. This has caught the eye of a fellow footwear [...]

Sole mates2019-03-19T15:02:27+02:00

Not so jolly


Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) is taking legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for trademark infringement after a Facebook post showing the restaurant’s “JoyRulBee” logo went viral. “Our legal team has been taking the necessary steps in order to [...]

Not so jolly2019-03-19T09:02:53+02:00

No worries


The Walt Disney Co. is having legal troubles over the phrase "Hakuna Matata" from the movie The Lion King. The entertainment giant is under siege over the Swahili phrase that means "no worries". More than 180,000 people have signed an [...]

No worries2019-02-19T11:25:09+02:00

Warner Bros. makes Harry Potter Cafe disappear


Warner Bros Entertainment has sued a Harry Potter-themed cafe in Hong Kong for copyright infringement. The Hollywood film studio accused the "9 3/4 Cafe" in Hong Kong of infringing its copyright to its original artistic works and demanded damages. Warner [...]

Warner Bros. makes Harry Potter Cafe disappear2019-02-19T11:17:05+02:00

Casa di Papel’s use of Dalí mask unlawful?


The Dalí Foundation wants to ban the masks worn by the protagonists in the popular Netflix series La Casa de Papel. According to the foundation, the masks, which are based on the face of the Spanish artist, were used by [...]

Casa di Papel’s use of Dalí mask unlawful?2019-02-19T11:13:47+02:00

Game over, cheaters!


Epic, one of the world's largest video game producer, has recently sued a YouTuber by the name of Golden Modz for selling Fortnite Battle Royale cheats. Copyright infringement, Epic says. The YouTube channel basically contains videos of cheats shown in [...]

Game over, cheaters!2019-02-19T10:41:05+02:00

FC Barcelona not happy with Barça Textile


FC Barcelona has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish company 'Barca textile', stating that the company is using the name Barca for commercial purposes. The Spanish top football club is also known by the name 'Barça'. Barca Textile has started [...]

FC Barcelona not happy with Barça Textile2019-02-19T10:27:16+02:00

Big Mac, big loss


Fast food chain McDonald's has lost its exclusive right to the Big Mac trademark in the European Union following a request from its Irish rival Supermac with the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The EUIPO ruled that McDonald's lost its [...]

Big Mac, big loss2019-02-19T12:21:28+02:00
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