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Turtle Wax embroiled in ‘reflectie’ marketing dispute

UK, US23-05-2014

US company Turtle Wax, which makes care products for cars, has allegedly ordered a smaller UK rival to stop using the ‘#reflectie’ hashtag to promote a Facebook competition.

Satirists refuse to hand over Google parody site

Germany, US21-05-2014

A group of German political activists has refused to take down a website on which it publicised several fake Google products in order to parody the company’s privacy policy.

INTA 2014: Social media 'powerful' for brands

Hong Kong13-05-2014

Social media can be more powerful for brands than advertising, and right holders should therefore think twice before enforcing their IP, in-house counsel at CBS and Pinterest say.

IP claims threaten Facebook’s Oculus deal


Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of a company that makes virtual reality technology is potentially at risk after claims of IP infringement.

Getty gives half its images away for free


Online photograph supplier Getty Images has released around 33 million photos from its 60 million-strong portfolio for free.

UN targets tourists with anti-counterfeiting campaign


Three UN agencies have combined to educate tourists about the dangers of a number of illicit practices such as counterfeiting.

Top Gun Twitter images shot down in flames


Twitter has started to shoot down images of the Top Gun movie that were posted on a maverick user’s account.

Facebook hit with “trademark bullying” claim


A pet-themed social network has accused Facebook of being a “trademark bully” after a dispute over the “Facepets” trademark.

AFP and Getty fire response at Daniel Morel


Agence France-Press and Getty Images, fined $1.22 million last year for infringing a photographer’s copyright, have labelled the fine “shockingly excessive”.

Morel urges court to reject AFP and Getty’s claims


A US court should not allow the Agence France-Presse and Getty Images to have a “second bite at the apple” of a copyright suit, lawyers for Daniel Morel have argued.

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