Intellectual Property

UK court rejects Nestle's bid to trademark KitKat shape

May 17, 2017

A court has rejected an attempt by Nestle to trademark the distinctive four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar in Britain

Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

May 16, 2017

A federal judge's order barring Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo, the autonomous car unit spun off from Google, is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the company's own self-driving research, legal experts say

It's a rap: Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand party ends

May 12, 2017

Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a New Zealand copyright case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during the trial

US reps, Dalai Lama take aim at China sore spot Tibet

May 10, 2017

A group from the U.S. House of Representatives has taken aim at one of China's sore spots _ Tibet _ during a gathering in India with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader

Copyright lawsuit over Ed Sheeran hit 'Photograph' settled

Apr 11, 2017

A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran's hit "Photograph" has been settled

Spain tackles piracy to try to get closer to Premier League

Apr 7, 2017

The Spanish league is sending a clear message that it will not allow online piracy to get in the way of its fight with the Premier League

UK court ruling gives guidance on tech patent rights

Apr 5, 2017

Britain's High Court has ruled that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function

Germany moves to liberalize public Wi-Fi regulations

Apr 5, 2017

New regulations adopted by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet seek to encourage more open Wi-Fi hotspots across Germany by relaxing rules on businesses providing the wireless connection

Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Apr 4, 2017

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name that the company says is "confusingly similar" to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia

Shares in UK chipmaker dive 60 pct after Apple ends contract

Apr 3, 2017

Shares in Imagination Technologies have plunged over 60 percent after the British company said Apple would no longer use its products

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