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Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes banned from YouTube


The YouTube account of Vice co-founder and Proud Boys creator Gavin McInnes has been banned from the platform for copyright infringement.

Facebook bans all Kodi boxes from site


Social media site Facebook has banned the sale of all streaming devices that use Kodi software. 

PIPCU seizes more than 2,000 counterfeits from UK address


The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has seized more than 2,118 items from a residential address in the UK, during a period of action against suspected online sellers of counterfeit goods.

Makeup or fakeup? Report says social media aids counterfeit cosmetics


The availability of counterfeit makeup products on social media has become “increasingly pervasive”, with 19.5% of surveyed online shoppers purchasing fake cosmetics online by mistake, according to new research.

Perkins Coie hires e-commerce specialist from Sheppard Mullin


Perkins Coie has announced that Scott Palmer has joined as a partner in the firm’s IP practice in the Beijing office from Sheppard Mullin.

Adidas and Reebok take action against 53 e-commerce sellers


Adidas and Reebok have filed a claim accusing 53 e-commerce sellers of trademark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition.

CBS takes action over ‘Gunsmoke’ social media postings


Broadcasting company CBS has begun legal proceedings against a man allegedly posting images from an episode of western drama “Gunsmoke” onto his social media pages.

Smiley face symbol beams as trademark granted


The Smiley Company, which licenses the famous yellow smiley face emoticon, has won a trademark battle in Chile.

China-Britain Business Council signs deal to protect IP on social media


The China-Britain Business Council has signed a memorandum of understanding as part of its efforts to protect the intellectual property belonging to Chinese-social media websites Weixin and WeChat.

Create festival 2016: Parody videos and ‘React’ backlash

International, UK, US28-06-2016

A panel of university researchers have assessed the way takedown requests and online intermediaries work during an industry event in London.

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