When Kendall Met Monty
Above The Law - 2017-08-09
Instagram personalities Kendall and Kylie Jenner were recently on the receiving end of a piping-hot copyright infringement lawsuit. (Disclosure: the author represents the plaintiff in this suit.) The complaint contains allegations that the Jenners ...

Indigenous artists battle mass-produced fakes, call for protection for their intellectual property
ABC Online - 2017-08-09
As he painstakingly creates his intricate Torres Strait Islander designs telling the stories of his ancestors dating back for millennia, artist Laurie Nona stealthily incorporates unique markings that act as a sort of barcode, to deter would-be counterfeiters.

Kajal Aggarwal loses copyright suit against VVD & Sons
Times of India - 2017-08-09
Chennai: After six years of legal battle with VVD & Sons, a major coconut oil firm based in Tamil Nadu, actor Kajal Aggarwal has lost an Rs 2.5 crore suit seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement by the company. Justice T Ravindran dismissed ...

Apple faces ITC probe in Qualcomm patent spat
The Inquirer - 2017-08-09
"We look forward to the ITC's expeditious investigation of Apple's ongoing infringement of our intellectual property and the accelerated relief that the Commission can provide.'" Apple, when asked for comment, pointed to this prior statement from June ...

Find: Facebook Report Copyright Form - How to Report Copyright Infringement on Facebook
becomethesolution.com - 2017-08-09
You should receive an email response shortly". You should immediately receive an automated email tiled Intellectual Property Report "#". The Facebook Team received a report from you. For reference, your complaint number is "". Please note that ...

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 4
Lexology - 2017-08-09
(NOTE: This is the final part of a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. You can read part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.) Once a business identifies that it has acquired intellectual property, business policies and ...

Showtime, Fugees Member Settle Documentary Copyright Suit
Law 360 - 2017-08-08
Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Showtime and a film production company owned by Pras Michel, a founding member of hip-hop group The Fugees, reached a settlement in a copyright infringement suit, dropping allegations in California federal ...

USPS Printed the Wrong Statue of Liberty on 4 Billion Stamps--and the Artist Sued
www.artsy.net - 2017-08-08
Statue of Liberty, New York, Las Vegas. Photo by ADTeasdale, via Flickr. Give me your tired, your poor, your copyright infringement lawsuits. The Statue of Liberty is at the heart of a lawsuit brought against the United States Postal Service (USPS ...

Kickass Torrents Creator Can't Get Criminal Case Tossed Out
Tech Dirt - 2017-08-08
There is such a thing in civil copyright law, whereby if you're found to be "inducing" copyright infringement (via clear and deliberate statements and steps) you can be found to have to have infringed -- but that's not the case for criminal law.

Gucci Escalates Legal Battle with Forever 21 | News & Analysis
WORLD NEWS & TIPS - 2017-08-08
Anthropologie, Anna Sui and Diane Von Furstenberg have all have sued Forever 21 over trademark and copyright infringement in the past. READ Smoke and Mirrors: Cannabis, Fashion, and How It All Connects to Rihanna Designer labels often argue that copies not ...

PBS Affiliate Sues 'Reading Rainbow' Host LeVar Burton Over Mobile App
International Business Times - 2017-08-08
The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association filed the lawsuit Friday in the Southern District of New York, accusing Burton of copyright infringement, conversion, cybersquatting, breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith among ...

Under Armor Wins $300,000 in Lawsuit Against Chinese Knockoff Brand
nextshark.com - 2017-08-08
A Chinese knockoff brand known as Uncle Martian is being ordered to pay Under Armour a large sum for copyright infringement. Popular sports brand Under Armour has been tenacious in taking legal action against the Chinese sportswear startup whose logo is ...

"Thinking Out Loud" About Copyright Infringement (Again)
JD Supra - 2017-08-08
Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song "Photograph" earlier this year, he was recently sued (a second time) for his song "Thinking Out Loud." The lawsuit alleges that "Thinking ...

Tupac Biopic Copyright Lawsuit Should Be Tossed, Demands Lionsgate
Deadline Hollywood - 2017-08-08
"But Plaintiff fails to plead a fundamental prerequisite to sustain a copyright infringement claim, i.e., receipt or refusal of a registration certificate for the works at issue. Thus, the Complaint fails to allege a single claim upon which this Court ...

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 3
JD Supra - 2017-08-08
(NOTE: This is part 3 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Check back each week for a new installment.) Intellectual property, like real property, can be bought ...

Trump Is Said to Wait on China Intellectual Property Probe
Bloomberg - 2017-08-08
President Donald Trump plans to wait at least a week and possibly longer on moving forward with a trade investigation of China on intellectual property violations after the country backed UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea, an administration ...

'Reading Rainbow' Owner Accuses LeVar Burton of "Theft and Extortion" in Lawsuit
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-08-07
WNED, however, insists that RRKidz' rights were already lost more than a year ago. Burton and RRKidz are now being sued for copyright infringement, conversion, cybersquatting, violations of the Lanham Act, breach of contract and interference with customer ...

The Growlers Say Goodbye to Beach Goth and Get Their Own Festival in San Pedro
Orange County Weekly - 2017-08-07
Almost a year after the band was sued by the Observatory's parent company Noise Group for copyright infringement over the use of the name Beach Goth, the band decided to launch their own reboot of the fest with a strong, albeit far less creative name.

Taylor Swift Trial Echoes Michael Jackson's Trip to Denver Court
Dener Westward - 2017-08-07
Now, in fact, many copyright-infringement cases are dismissed by judges at the pre-trial stage. A judge will say, 'I'll listen to it like I listen to all music, and then I'll decide.'" Cartier's argument was weak on these grounds; to this listener ...

Training highlights intellectual-property management integration with R&D
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-05
A three-day training on intellectual-property (IP) management provided researchers techniques on how IP can be integrated with the research and development (R&D) process. The recent training equipped 17 researchers with the rudiments of IP management, such ...

Is Usain Bolt's celebration trademarked? Can other athletes copy it? An intellectual property lawyer explains
CITY A.M. - 2017-08-05
Think Usain Bolt and a handful of images immediately spring to mind; gold medals, great gaps between him and a gasping field of competitors struggling to keep up and -- of course -- his famous leaning back, arms outstretched celebration. Saturday night's ...

Kering, Alibaba agree to protect intellectual property
Fibre2Fashion - 2017-08-05
French luxury group Kering, and Alibaba Group and its affiliate Ant Financial Services have signed an agreement to cooperate in their efforts to protect intellectual property and take joint enforcement actions. The actions will be taken online and offline ...

'Zootopia' Copyright Suit Sees New Character, Art Details
Law 360 - 2017-08-04
Law360, Los Angeles (August 4, 2017, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A screenwriter accusing The Walt Disney Co. of copyright infringement over the animated hit "Zootopia" detailed a host of new similarities between the film and his own works on Thursday after a ...

T. Rex heir sues Sony over Baby Driver song copyright
Sky News HD - 2017-08-04
Rex in summer blockbuster Baby Driver "without permission". The son of late frontman Marc Bolan has filed a lawsuit accusing the studio of copyright infringement over the use of the band's hit Debora. Feld Bolan won the rights to the works of his father's ...

Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-08-04
For years, there's been ample debate and scholarly literature over whether there really exists a crime for secondary copyright infringement. On Friday, a federal judge in Illinois probably made the day of big copyright holders by ruling that the U.S ...

Trump speech targeting Chinese intellectual property and trade practices postponed, sources say
CNBC - 2017-08-04
President Donald Trump's speech targeting China's intellectual and trade practices has been postponed. It had originally been scheduled for Friday. President Donald Trump's speech targeting China's intellectual property and trade practices has been ...

Tommy Hilfiger accuses online stores of copyright infringement
cookcountyrecord.com - 2017-08-04
CHICAGO -- Clothing maker Tommy Hilfiger is suing several online stores listed in a court filing, citing alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition. Tommy Hilfiger Licensing LLC filed a complaint on June 26 in U.S. District Court for the ...

Trump set for Friday speech, to sign memo on Chinese intellectual property and trade practices
CNBC - 2017-08-03
President Donald Trump is expected to make a speech and sign a memorandum at the White House on Friday that will target China's intellectual property and trade practices, senior White House officials told CNBC. Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show ...

US plans trade probe over China's demands for tech transfers
Chicago Tribune - 2017-08-02
The Wall Street Journal and New York Times also reported that U.S. trade officials are discussing ways to counter piracy of copyrights and patents and other intellectual property in China. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in a commentary in Tuesday's ...

Trump is reportedly preparing trade measures, possible sanctions, against China over intellectual property
The Week Magazine - 2017-08-02
The Trump administration is preparing to launch a wide-ranging investigation into Chinese trade practices, especially involving intellectual property theft and market-access requirements, in what could be a first step toward unilateral sanctions on Chinese ...

Nokia wins EUR1.7bn intellectual property payout from Apple
V3.co.uk - 2017-08-02
Nokia has trousered a EUR1.7bn windfall from Apple following the successful conclusion of an intellectual property dispute. Nokia's chief financial officer, Kristian Pullola, revealed the payment and the difference that it would make in an earnings call ...

Intellectual Property Legislation Update: The Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act of 2017
JD Supra - 2017-08-01
This past June, a group of U.S. Senators introduced the first patent-focused piece of legislation of the 115 th Congress: the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, which proposes a myriad of changes to the United States patent system. But the STRONGER Patents Act ...

Picture Books Based on Famous Novels Violate Copyright, a Judge Rules
New York Times - 2017-08-01
The judge rejected the argument that the books were educational and therefore legal under fair use, and ruled against Moppet Books, which publishes KinderGuides, on nine counts of copyright infringement. The judge said he would explain his ruling in a ...

Who Owns The Copyright In The Photograph That Launched A Thousand Pleadings?
JD Supra - 2017-08-01
Over the last five years or so, this image has been the basis for dozens of copyright infringement lawsuits against scads of defendants. However, on July 18, 2017, Southern District of Indiana Judge Richard Young cast doubt on whether the plaintiff in all ...

Lawsuit ruling sends clear message: Register your photo copyrights ASAP
Digital Photography Review - 2017-08-01
As detailed on Copyright.gov, this registration bestows certain benefits and may, in certain circumstances, be necessary: "Before an infringement suit may be filed in court, registration is necessary for works of U.S. origin." A recent U.S. lawsuit ...

Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney flagged as cities responsible for Game of Thrones downloads
News.com.au - 2017-08-01
and the unauthorised download or distribution constitutes copyright infringement. Downloading unauthorised or unknown content is also a security risk for computers, devices and networks." It must also be mentioned that HBO makes no mention of legal ...

Spotify Passes 60 Million Paid Subscribers
ChannelNews Australia - 2017-08-01
However, the company was hit with two new lawsuits last month involving allegations of copyright infringement and music licensing issues.

Judge rules classic picturebooks infringe copyright
The Bookseller - 2017-08-01
He went on to grant summary judgements to the plaintiffs on all nine counts of copyright infringement and rejected Moppet's defence of fair use. In response to the ruling the plaintiffs issued a statement saying: "Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster ...

Hide and Seek: Plaintiff Permitted to Subpoena Internet Service Provider to Identify Alleged Infringers
National Law Review - 2017-07-31
In UN4 Productions, Inc. v. Doe--173.68.177.95, et al., plaintiff, a film production and distribution company, filed a copyright infringement action against fourteen Doe defendants, alleging that the Doe defendants unlawfully downloaded and distributed c ...

Intellectual Property Primer for Startups
JD Supra - 2017-07-31
Many startup companies do not realize that their intellectual property (IP) rights are often their most valuable asset. Few startups have portfolios of real property or vast quantities of retail inventory and other physical assets. What startups usually ...

Awards of excessive compensation under Turkish Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
Lexology - 2017-07-31
Article 17 of the Turkish Constitution provides that "Everyone has ... the right to protect and improve his/her corporeal and spiritual existence." Based on this provision of the Turkish Constitution, the general principles of indemnity law will apply to ...

New life for her cause
Tempo - 2017-07-31
Secretary Lopez, it will be recalled, had ordered the closure of 23 mining firms and the suspension of five others for violation of environmental law and regulations. The closed mines, she said, were found to be illegally encroaching on watersheds ...

Global intellectual property rights and royalty management market to see an uptick by 2022
Whatech - 2017-07-30
The research report on Global Intellectual Property Rights And Royalty Management Market analyzes in a detailed manner key aspects of the market that are expected to have a measurable influence on its growth prospects over the forecast period. This report ...

Pirate App Store Operator Jailed for Criminal Copyright Infringement
TorrentFreak - 2017-07-30
Five years after the FBI took down several pirate Android app 'stores,' SnappzMarket's Joshua Taylor has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. While the defense highlighted that Taylor only played a small role as 'server guy,' the judge ruled that a ...

Walbro Prevails in Intellectual Property Defense
StreetInsider - 2017-07-29
Walbro is pleased to announce the company has prevailed in Swedish court in its intellectual property dispute with SEM AB. In a recent decision on case number PMT 4063-16, the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeals ruled that Walbro's design for its ...

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017
JD Supra - 2017-07-28
In June 2017, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that her department is revising autonomous vehicle guidelines issued in September 2016. The new guidelines--which will be released later this year--are expected to address state ...

Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements
Lexology - 2017-07-28
Many software copyright infringement claims are resolved informally and often the terms are set forth in a settlement agreement. The critical terms in every settlement agreement purporting to resolve copyright infringement claims include the release of ...

BI bars 176 sex offenders from entering RP in H1
The Daily Tribune - 2017-07-28
A total of 176 foreign sex offenders have been barred from entering to the country during the first six months of the year, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported yesterday. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, the aliens were denied entry due to ...

The future of patent protections
Washington Times - 2017-07-28
Patent infringement cases and attacks on intellectual property have been in the news a lot recently. Pharmaceutical and technology companies, in particular, often must go to court to protect their intellectual property and to seek the courts ...

Facebook has acquired copyright protection start-up Source3
mobyaffiliates.com - 2017-07-28
In a blog post, Source3 explained: At Source3, we set out to recognize, organize and analyze branded intellectual property in user-generated content, and we are proud to have identified products across a variety of areas including sports, music ...

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