A professional photographer has sued the Associated Press for using a picture he took of singer Jennifer Lopez without permission, with the picture going on to feature on the Daily Mail news website.
eBay has launched a service where “industry experts” can verify the authenticity of a seller’s designer handbag before it is shipped to the buyer.
Wholesaler Costco has won the transfer of a domain name from an Australian citizen, despite him saying it made “no sense” to continue proceedings as he would willingly transfer the domain.
French fashion company Chanel has filed a complaint against 20 defendants who “operate in foreign jurisdictions with lax trademark systems” for allegedly selling counterfeit goods online.
The Smiley Company, which licenses the famous yellow smiley face emoticon, has won a trademark battle in Chile.
Luxury goods company Richemont, which owns brands such as Chloé and Cartier, has sued a group of Chinese citizens running internet stores allegedly designed to fool customers into thinking they are licensed sellers.
Lawyers should begin switching to a .law domain name to protect themselves from the growing threat of “fake lawyers”, a report has said.
Advertising revenue for websites showing pirated content in the US has been slashed by between 48% and 61% in the past year, according to a report by the Trustworthy Accountability Group.
US-based copyright protection agency Rightscorp has signed an agreement with a Chinese businessman on behalf of a “major Chinese media company” to monitor content for online infringement in the US.
Social media website Facebook has won the transfer of a “confusingly similar” domain name registered in India.