French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has recently secured an important victory in his ongoing battle to trademark red-sole shoes. On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, gave an advisory opinion in favor of the designer’s claim that the use of a specific shade of red on the underside of its shoes constitutes a recognizable characteristic of its brand. Click on this article link to learn more.
The time has finally come. After numerous threats and promises of future lawsuits from Brendan Greene, the creator behind PUBG and the actual ‘Player Unknown,’ PUBG Corp., the game development company behind the popular game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,’ has finally filed an official lawsuit in South Korea against Epic Games Korea. Epic Games Korea is the Korean branch of the U.S. based game developer behind the famous game ‘Fortnite’ that originated on PC. The two companies behind the two most popular battle royale, last man standing games are finally going to resolve the dispute that’s been going on since last year. PUBG vs. Fortnite; which game will be the last one standing? Click on this article link to learn more.
Some individuals within the music industry have teamed up to create a new type of software that is expected to take the war against music piracy to the next level. Iconic Artists has released the beta version of StreamTrack, which is software that tracks copyright infringement for musical works in real-time by scanning through the internet and detecting unlicensed use of music, allowing musical rights holders to be able to make more claims, and potentially sue more individuals/entities for copyright infringement. Click on this article link to learn more.
In less than a month, this year’s E3 will take place. This means that now is as good of a time as any to check in and look at any recent IP filings surrounding the upcoming expo. With the game day countdown constantly running, all of the major hardware and software developers within the video game industry are rushing to solidify their presentations for the show. Click on this article link to learn more.
Target is the latest brand to be caught in the cross-hairs of Burberry’s wrath. The famous London-based fashion house is bringing the U.S. mega retailer to court for trademark infringement. Click on this article link to learn more.
Netflix is about to have a thing (that is not so strange) happen to them. A U.K. photographer might be bringing the streaming giant to court over claims over an unauthorized use of a famous photograph. Click on this article link to learn more.
After a dispute that has been going on for three years, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO have finally decided to dismiss Dr. Dre’s petition to block a trademark application by Dr. Drai (pronounced the same as ‘Dre’). Dre’s attempt to block the filing was based on the proposition that the two names were confusingly similar. Click on this article link to learn more.
Officials at the USPTO are becoming alarmed as large surges of trademark applications from Chinese citizens are sweeping the agency off of its feet. Click on this article link to learn more about what’s going on.
Gamevice, a California-based video game company, has sued Nintendo. . . again. . . for a patent infringement case regarding the joy-con controllers on Nintendo’s latest super-selling console, the Nintendo Switch. Now, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate Nintendo, after Gamvice’s lawsuit, which among other demands, wants the video game giant to be barred from selling the Nintendo Switch consoles in the United States. Click on this article link to learn more.
After an extensive 17-year legal battle, thousands of freelance writers have finally reached a settlement against multiple electronic databases, newspapers, and magazine publishers. What could have happened for a lawsuit to take such a long time to reach a final settlement? Click on this article link to learn more.