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WIPO sides with IBM in domain name dispute


IBM has successfully claimed the rights to two domain names featuring the mark ‘ibm’.

Three industries drive record WIPO cybersquatting cases


The World Intellectual Property Organization handled a record-high of 3,074 cybersquatting disputes in 2017 under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Europol and Spanish police arrest six over illegal streaming


Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC³) has supported the Spanish police in arresting six individuals from a crime ring suspected of selling illegal TV signals.

Premier League scores second place in top ten High Court claimants


The English Premier League filed the second-most legal complaints at the English High Court last year, as it sought to combat illegal streaming.

Amazon files multiple lawsuits in fight against counterfeiters


Amazon has stepped up its fight against counterfeiters after filing four joint lawsuits yesterday.

Amazon defends itself over claims of being ‘complicit’ with counterfeiters


E-commerce site Amazon has fired back at criticisms that it is “complicit” with counterfeiters.

TM dispute over stolen Gillette razors dismissed


Gillette’s trademark dispute with an online retailer, which was accused of selling Gillette’s stolen razors, has now been dismissed at the request of the parties.

Asset manager denied domain name in ‘contractual’ dispute


Asset manager Aurelius Group has failed to secure the transfer of a domain name featuring a trademark for ‘Viking’, despite acquiring the respondent’s European business. 

Fourth Circuit refuses to rehear $25m piracy case


The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has refused to rehear a $25 million piracy dispute between internet service provider (ISP) Cox Communications and music licensing body BMG Rights Management.

Playboy copyright case ends in ‘victory for journalism’


Playboy Entertainment Group’s copyright infringement case against culture and technology website Boing Boing has ended, a result which is “a victory for journalism”, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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