Chinese Intellectual Property Theft to Continue as Trump Mixes Messages
The Street - 2017-08-17
President Donald Trump this week ordered the United States to take bold action to stop China's theft and abuse of intellectual property. Only, he didn't. That's just what it sounded like he did....1275 more words left in this article. To read them, just ...

U.S. Judge Declines to Dismiss Indictment Against KickAssTorrents Founder On Criminal Copyright Charges - 2017-08-17
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data analytics and litigation services, as well as copyright infringement protection services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property ...

Default judgment for copyright infringement upheld by Court as no evidence found for out-of-court settlement
Mondaq - 2017-08-17
The Defendants sought to have a default judgment set aside, but failed. One Plaintiff owns copyright in two works that are licenced to the second Plaintiff, Canada Athletics, who manufactures a wide variety of garments with the copyrighted works displayed.

Intellectual Property Rights Protect Massive Profits of Corporations
TheRealNews - 2017-08-17
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer".

South Korean garment business accuses Texas competitor of copyright infringement - 2017-08-16
LOS ANGELES -- A South Korean garment business is suing a Texas competitor, alleging copyright infringement. C&SM International filed a complaint July 14 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against A'Gaci LLC, and Does 1 through ...

Italian ISPs Say New Copyright Amendment Infringes Human Rights
TorrentFreak - 2017-08-16
According to AIIP, it is the judiciary that should have sole power over copyright infringement disputes in Italy. When other bodies such as AGCOM are given control over criminal issues, it represents a violation of both constitutional principles and EU law.

Donald Trump sends tough signal to China on unfair intellectual property practices
Dawn - 2017-08-16
WASHINGTON: The United States in effect served notice on China on Monday by opening an investigation into unfair trade practices focused on intellectual property (IP) and advanced technology. But punitive action is still about a year away, and conclusions ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

Los Angeles fabric business accuses garment vendors of copyright infringement - 2017-08-15
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles fabric business is suing garment vendors, alleging copyright infringement. Star Fabric Inc. filed a complaint Aug. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against G Stage Inc., Papermoon Inc ...

Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property in China - Presented by: The Aol. On Network
NASDAQ - 2017-08-15
Aug.15 -- Wendy Cutler, vice president at Asia Society Policy Institute, talks about concerns over China's use of intellectual property from U.S. companies. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices
Reuters - 2017-08-15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property in the first direct trade measure by his administration against Beijing, but one that is unlikely to prompt near-term change.

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Protects American Intellectual Property
The White House - 2017-08-14
"Enforcing intellectual property rules alone could save millions of American jobs." - Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump INVESTIGATING THEFT: Today, President Donald J. Trump is taking the first step to ensure we protect American innovation and the ...

Donald Trump Directs Investigation of China for Theft of Intellectual Property
Breitbart News - 2017-08-14
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing his Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer to investigate China for the theft of intellectual property. "For too long, this wealth has been drained from our country while Washington has done nothing.

Lighthizer Says China Intellectual Property Probe a High Priority
New York Times - 2017-08-14
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Monday that a probe on whether to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property practices will be one of his office's "highest priorities." Lighthizer said in a statement that ...

Enforcement of intellectual property rights and dispute resolution for SMEs - 2017-08-14
THE more valuable the Intellectual Property (IP) assets of your Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), the greater the possibility that others would want to make use of them, without having to pay for them. Do you have a strategy to prevent this? If despite ...

Trump Wants To Investigate China's Intellectual Property Rules
ABC 10 News - 2017-08-13
The Trump administration is reportedly planning a probe into how China handles intellectual property rights. But action is still a long ways off. An executive memorandum would only direct the U.S. trade representative to consider investigating China's IP ...

Trump ready to press China harder on intellectual property
The Sentinel Source - 2017-08-13
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is stepping up pressure on China over what the U.S. perceives to be the theft of intellectual property, opening a new front of trade friction. Trump will sign an executive memorandum on Monday directing U.S. Trade ...

Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft
New York Times - 2017-08-13
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- President Trump is planning to jab, not punch, China for allegedly stealing intellectual property from American businesses, part of an effort to fulfill his hard-edge campaign promises on trade without alienating Beijing during the ...

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft, Sources Say
NBC News - 2017-08-12
President Donald Trump on Monday may roll out a long-expected initiative to direct an investigation into China's trade practices, with a particular emphasis on alleged intellectual property theft, two administration sources told NBC News. Alleged ...

Trump to launch investigation into China intellectual property violations
Chicago Tribune - 2017-08-12
The Trump administration announced Saturday that it is planning to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual-property violations that could result in severe trade penalties, an escalation that presents both opportunities and risks at a time when ...

Zazzle Hit With $460K Verdict Over Copyright Infringement
Law 360 - 2017-08-12
Law360, Los Angeles (August 11, 2017, 9:39 PM EDT) -- Zazzle Inc. was hit with a $460,000 verdict in California federal court after a jury found it had infringed a publisher's copyrights for nearly 40 paintings by allowing users to have the works printed ...

ABS-CBN sues Canadian firm for copyright breach
Inquirer - 2017-08-10
The broadcast firm filed a $5-million damage suit against Techspeed Canada Inc., Joe Baddas, Ferdinand Molina and Todd Ross before the Canadian Federal Court for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and enabling and inducing copyright ...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...

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