Apple opposes app-related trademark at eleventh hour
Technology company Apple has filed a last-minute objection to a UK trademark application for ‘TCM Big App Store’, prompting a stern warning from the applicant.
Deloitte is a trademark bully, claims EFF
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has branded Deloitte a trademark bully and accused it of “casual censorship” in a dispute with a non-profit organisation.
Cartier lawsuit not anti-free speech, says Richemont
The parent company of luxury jeweller Cartier has said its recently filed trademark infringement lawsuit is “not about” restricting freedom of speech or legitimate activity.
Cartier targets ISPs to block sales of counterfeit goods
Luxury jeweller Cartier has asked the English High Court to grant an injunction ordering internet service providers to block users from accessing websites allegedly selling goods that infringe its trademark.
Marques 2014: catching the ‘fat mice’
Brand owners should use data to help them target the worst “internet hucksters”, according to a speaker at the Marques annual conference in Copenhagen.
PIPCU celebrates birthday with IP minister visit
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has marked its first birthday by inviting the UK’s IP minister to hear about its work.
Fans educated on fake Rugby World Cup tickets
The organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2015 have launched a campaign to prevent fans from buying unofficial tickets and merchandise.
Alibaba Group signs anti-counterfeiting deal with CBBC
Alibaba Group has signed a deal with a British trade body that will help members of the UK organisation protect their IP across the China e-commerce company’s sites.
Fake pop star goods land man in prison
A British man caught selling counterfeit One Direction, Justin Bieber and JLS merchandise has been sent to prison for one year.
Disney and BMW fakes among US customs haul
US customs officials have seized goods mimicking branded goods such as Disney, BMW, Samsung and Beats by Dre.