Pirated video game leaked online days before official launch
A video game publisher has reacted angrily after pirated copies of its forthcoming ‘shoot-em-up’ appeared online following a social media competition.
Brands seize World Cup promotion opportunity during Brazil v Germany
Scores of brands have taken to social media to use Brazil’s humiliating World Cup thrashing at the hands of Germany to promote their products.
Twitter removes World Cup images
Social media site Twitter has agreed to FIFA’s request to remove trademark infringing images.
Brands feast on Suarez World Cup “bite”
Brands have taken to social media to feast on footballer Luis Suarez’s apparent bite on an opposition footballer at the World Cup.
UK police investigating nearly £29m worth of IP crime
A British IP crime unit is investigating around £28.9 million worth of IP crime, according to an interim report by a public-private partnership.
Blogger forces Anheuser-Busch to post beer ingredients online
US brewer Anheuser-Busch has agreed to publish the ingredients of all its beers following an online campaign by a food blogger.
Apple copied name of health platform, claims start-up
An Australian start-up has complained that Apple has “used” its name to launch a new health-related app.
Urban Outfitters accused of “ripping off” designer
An independent designer has taken to micro-blogging site Tumblr to accuse fashion retailer Urban Outfitters of “ripping me off”.
Nike dominates football video shares before World Cup
Nike’s football-themed adverts have attracted more shares online than any other brand owner’s this year, according to marketing technology platform Unruly.
Turtle Wax “has gone too far”, says angry UK company
The director of a UK business embroiled in an IP dispute with Turtle Wax, the US car care company, has said it has “gone too far” by trying to trademark a hashtag.