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Volkswagen faces patent infringement suit

Written by Laura Cannon- Solent University student on 21 February 2019

On Monday 18th February a complaint was filed at the US district court for the eastern district of Michigan southern district by automotive company Michigan Motor Technologies.
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Skoda Settles Trademark Dispute with Monte Carlo Fashion

Written by Sena Tokel, Student from Southampton Solent University on 20 February 2019

New Delhi garments manufacturer Monte Carlo fashion and Czech motor company Skoda have entered into a trademark agreement following a dispute last year which saw the fashion brand suing Skoda India over the use of its ‘Monte Carlo’ edition car.
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How not to launch a games console, a lesson courtesy of Soulja Boy.

Written by Ross Taylor- a student at Barton Peverill College on 19 February 2019

During an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on December 7th 2018, famous rapper and part time entrepreneur Soulja boy announced his new games console the Soulja Game. The Grammy nominated artist, whose backlog includes the hit single 'Crank that', went on to state that “I feel that everything was 100% legit”.
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House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its Disinformation and ‘fake news’ Final Report

Written by Samuel O'Toole on 19 February 2019

The final report builds upon the interim report and focuses on the definitions, role and legal liabilities of social media platforms; data misuse and targeting, based around the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Aggregate IQ (AIQ) allegations; political campaigning; Russian influence in political campaigns; SCL influence in foreign elections; and digital literacy.
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The Ultimate Ying and Yang: IP and London Fashion Week

Written by Fatima Amedu on 18 February 2019

London Fashion Week (‘LFW’) was first started by the British Fashion Council in October 1983. It has now become as huge as New York, Milan or Paris Fashion Week. It is an integral part in showcasing British fashion and style for both emerging and established designers. Subsequently, the intellectual Property Office (IPO) has been helping designers and companies to register their intellectual property (patents, trade marks and other intellectual property designs) in order to protect their work.
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Kim Kardashian-West sued for $423 million over iconic ‘Kimojis’

Written by Demi- Leigh Mason, a student at Southampton Solent University on 15 February 2019

A lawsuit was filed in an Oklahoma federal court against Kim Kardashian-West and her company, known as Kimsaprincess Inc, regarding a series of images and emojis, known as ‘Kimojis’ by a social-media application developer.
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Hello Kitty owner targets counterfeiters in trademark infringement suit

Written by Laura Cannon- Solent University student on 13 February 2019

On February 2nd 2019 a complaint was filed by the owner of popular children’s character ‘Hello Kitty’ against a Californian based company due to the allegation that it is producing counterfeit products that infringe the ‘Hello Kitty’ trademarks and copyright.
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