/Copyright

Sad face

2019-07-20T20:54:13+02:00

Chinese company Xiaomi is going to release a new smartphone with a surprising new feature. 3D emoji that look just like you. Xiaomi has even come up with a very original name: Mimoji. The link with Apple's memoji's is quite [...]

Sad face2019-07-20T20:54:13+02:00

Véjà-vu

2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Sometimes, copycats make it easy to spot where they got their inspiration. This is low-cost retail chain Primark's attempt to ride the coattails of Veja's reputation. Veja's shoe is the one on the right, in case you didn't notice. Of [...]

Véjà-vu2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Strings attached

2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Gibson, the iconic guitar brand, has accused Dean Guitars of infringing on seven of its copyrighted designs, including the body shape of the Flying V. Explorer, SG and ES models in addition to the Dove Wing headstock design, the Moderne [...]

Strings attached2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows

2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

Brooke Shields, famous for the Blue Lagoon, has filed a lawsuit against makeup company Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers who she claims have infringed her famous eyebrows. Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers are alleged to have profited off [...]

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

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

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

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

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
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