‘World of Warcraft’ makers take aim at 'ripoff' distributors
Video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment has taken legal action against the developers of a game which it says rips off its flagship “Warcraft” series.
WIPO to adjudicate Chinese domain name disputes
A World Intellectual Property Organization centre has become the first non-Chinese body to provide dispute resolution services for Chinese country code top-level domains.
Consumers less likely to buy goods advertised on pirate sites: report
US consumers are less likely to buy from brands that have adverts on websites that host pirated movies or TV shows, a survey suggests.
Music publishers vent fury at ISP’s ‘delaying tactics and gamesmanship’
A number of music publishers have filed a status report accusing internet service provider Cox Communications of obstruction, delay and gamesmanship in a dispute over its monitoring of pirated content across its networks.
Rolex files TM suit against jewellery store over its signage
Rolex has filed a complaint against a New York City-based jewellery store, which it says uses its trademark on signage to “lure” consumers.
Billie Eilish merch in anime copying row
US singer Billie Eilish is facing criticism after it emerged that several articles of clothing from her merchandise collaboration with fashion brand Siberia Hills featured copyright-protected artwork.
Athletia and Deutsche Fußball Liga launch joint venture to curb piracy
The Deutsche Fußball Liga, a subsidiary of German football association Die Liga – Fußballverband, has entered into a partnership with content management service Athletia to monitor pirated broadcasts of Bundesliga football league matches.
Copyright holders submit anti-piracy ideas to US government
Movie studios, TV networks and radio stations have sent comments to the US Department of Commerce on how the government can help curb online piracy.
Musicians file amicus brief in support of Led Zeppelin
A group of more than 100 songwriters, composers and musicians have filed an amicus brief in support of Led Zeppelin in a copyright infringement case involving the 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven”.
Models win $100k from strip clubs over false advertisement
A jury has awarded nine models more than $100,000 over allegations that two Florida-based strip clubs used their pictures in advertisements without permission.