Ariana Grande Sued for Posting her Paparazzi Photos without Permission on Instagram

The American singer, songwriter and actress, Ariana Grande has been accused of violating the copyright law by a paparazzi photographer, Robert Barbera. The New York based photographer, Robert has filed a lawsuit against the pop star Ariana Grande at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by claiming that the actress
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Louis Vuitton Sues two Chinese Shoe Companies for Copyright Infringement

French fashion house and luxury retail company, Louis Vuitton is suing two subsidiaries of China’s footwear giant, Belle International for allegedly copying the design of a pair of HK$8,950, famous Archlight sneakers. As per the intellectual property high court of Hong Kong, the fashion brand Louis Vuitton has accused Belle International (China) and Best Able
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Victoria’s Secret threw shade at Budding Rival ThirdLove

Victoria’s Secret, an American designer, manufacturer and marketer of women’s lingerie, women wear, and beauty products, has energized a prolonged and bitter quarrel with ThirdLove, an American company producing and selling bras, underwear and lounge wear, by the means of sedate US trademark applications. While ThirdLove might interrupt or distort the lingerie business, the global
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Brooke Shields Slaps Charlotte Tilbury’s Makeup Company over Eyebrow Pencil

Brooke Shields, an American actress, model and former child star, is well-known for her iconic eyebrows. The star is said to be taking legal action against the celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for naming an eyebrow pencil using her first name and initial without her consent. Brooke’s desirable, bold and bushy eyebrows have been a
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European Court confirms trademark protection for gold-plated bottle shapes

An important judgment is taken by the European Court on three-dimensional union marks in the packaging sector which states that the gold-plated and pink-coated bottles shapes can be protected as 3D Union trademark from now onwards. This decision is a result of two invalid proceedings corresponding to Trademark Protection for the bottle shapes with a
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Johnson & Johnson accedes to pay about $1 billion to settle metal hip lawsuits

According to people with knowledge of the matter, Johnson & Johnson, an American-based healthcare company, resolves the bulk of lawsuits alleging it sold faulty metal-on-metal hips that ultimately had to be removed by agreeing to pay about $1 billion.  With this agreement, J&J has settled more than 95 percent of the 6000 cases where surgeons
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Apple’s ‘Think different’ trademark dispute

Apple, an American multinational technology company lost a legal trademark dispute against Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, twice in recent weeks. The Cupertino-based company claimed in a lawsuit that Swatch’s “Tick different” logo strongly resembles its well-known “Think different” slogan. In 2015, Swatch had registered “Tick different” as a trademark (word/figurative mark) along with the famous
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UKIPO rejects Kellogg’s ‘Fruit Loop’ opposition

Britain’s fuller’s brewery achieved victory when the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) discarded a trademark opposition put forward by the American multi-national food manufacturing company, Kellogg. On May 2, 2019, Thursday, the UKIPO gave a verdict  in favor of the brewery, stating that Kellogg’s couldn’t demonstrate the image and  reputation of its ‘Froot Loops’ brand
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Chinese Trademark Law’s fourth amendment

On April 23, 2019, a fourth amendment of the Chinese Trademark Law was passed at the 10th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress. The new law will be in effect from November 1, 2019, which has been earlier amended thrice, in 1993, 2001 and 2003 respectively This fourth amendment consists
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Cadbury loses two battles over a shade of purple

Cadbury, the second largest confectionary brand in the world, has used the purple packaging as its trademark for the “Dairy Milk” chocolate since 1995. Despite Cadbury’s official rights in the Registered Trademark of the shade Pantone 2685C, there has been a long-running “candy war” with their top competitor and rival Nestle over its purple packaging
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