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US-based distillery Sazerac Brands has filed a trademark infringement and trade dress lawsuit against an alcohol manufacturer. The alcohol business said trade dress and trademarks for its Fireball brand of whisky had been infringed and diluted by Caribbean Distillers.
Cox Communications, a cable and internet company in Virginia, has been ordered to pay $8.4 million in legal fees to BMG Rights Management for copyright infringement. The record company sued Cox for copyright infringement because the ISP’s customers were sharing pirated content.
Sony is experimenting with its own Vive-style VR tracking device, according to a patent filing from June. The document hints at a tracker working similarly to HTC's current virtual realityy tech. Functioning as an external projector, the device would use lights and mirrors to map the player's real world movements straight into PSVR.
Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents.
Pop star Beyoncé is tangled up in a $20 million copyright claim centring on a sampling in her song and video “Formation”.
Adidas has initiated a trademark opposition with automaker Tesla. The German sportswear giant initiated an opposition proceeding with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeals Board to block the automaker from federally registering the logo for its Model 3 sedan.
It’s a legal battle that has been intense since April 2014, when Kylie Jenner applied to trademark the single name “Kylie”.
US-based energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against two businesses based in the country.
Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee saw his plea for an injunction against Intel fail when a US federal judge rejected the request. McAfee requested the injunction in December last year during an ongoing trademark battle between him and the technology company.
Forever 21 has filed suit, accusing multiple other retailers of copying its designs. The design at argument is a pair of ‘Ikat’ printed harem, which were ‘designed by Forever 21 in-house’ and the pattern for which has been protected by a federal copyright registration since 2013.
Tesco is facing new legal action over historical accounting irregularities. The British supermarket prepares to defend a separate lawsuit filed by investors who say they lost £100m in the scandal.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has litigated Sony's music publishing arm to regain ownership of many of the songs he wrote with fellow Beatle John Lennon including ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’.
Texas-based company Guyzar has sued Heineken for patent infringement centring on the brewing company’s website.
On November 9, 2016, Estate of Marilyn Monroe filed a lawsuit against defendant Fashion Central in the Southern District Court of New York for trademark infringement. The Estate of Marilyn Monroe is a brand development and licensing company that owns various trademark rights relating to the deceased, iconic celebrity, Marilyn Monroe.
One of Australia’s oldest wine brands, Treasury Wine Estates, has won a victory against ‘Trademark Squatters’ in China after a court revoked a mark registered using the Chinese name of its premium Penfolds brand.