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
A panel of university researchers have assessed the way takedown requests and online intermediaries work during an industry event in London.
Second Circuit rules safe harbour does apply to pre-1972 recordings
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has overturned an earlier lower court ruling and said that the safe harbour under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act does apply to pre-1972 recordings.
INTA 2016: Double-edged IP sword for Facebook
A counsel for Facebook has described the challenges of the “dual perspective” of being both a brand owner and an online platform and how that affects its enforcement strategy.
Facebook and Instagram recover 46 domains in UDRP dispute
Social networking company Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have successfully recovered 46 domain names that are confusingly similar to its trademarks.
MarkMonitor Annual Spring Symposium: Facebook on thwarting the Iranian Cyber Army
A senior manager at Facebook has told an industry event that her aim is to avoid the company’s name being splashed across major news channels, in a talk highlighting the importance of a solid strategy when protecting brands online.