USPTO announces plan to make e-filing mandatory
Almost all trademark applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office will be filed online as of October this year, the office has announced.
Artist sues Walmart and Ellen over ‘Love’ design
A clothing collaboration between Walmart and Ellen DeGeneres has been targeted in a trademark and copyright infringement suit by an artist.
Premier League renews super-blocking order: reports
The Premier League and UEFA have renewed their so-called ‘super blocking’ injunctions against illegal football streams ahead of the new season, it has been reported.
Operators of Latin American piracy site jailed for three years
Two operators of a Uruguay-based piracy website have been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
LaLiga renews anti-piracy agreement with Belgian Pro League
Spain’s LaLiga and Belgium’s Pro League have renewed an anti-piracy agreement.
Pink Floyd guitarist seeks counterfeits crackdown
The companies representing the IP rights of The Beatles and Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour have filed separate lawsuits targeting online counterfeiters.
Benefit and Tommy Hilfiger file identical lawsuits against counterfeiters
Tommy Hilfiger and Benefit Cosmetics have filed identical lawsuits against suspected online counterfeiters.
Domain name transfers fell in 2018: Nominet report
The number of domain name complaints which resulted in a domain transfer fell in 2018, according to the UK’s .uk domain name registry, Nominet.
TikTok takes licensing dispute to Copyright Tribunal
Chinese-owned social media app TikTok has referred a copyright dispute with three European music licensing bodies to the UK’s Copyright Tribunal.
USPTO invalidates patent in victory for Whatsapp
Facebook has won an inter partes review before the US Patent and Trademark Office in a patent dispute over its messaging service, Whatsapp.