Bill Nye Sues for Counterfeiting and Trademark Infringement

Bill Nye Productions, Inc. has filed a counterfeiting and trademark infringement lawsuit against domain names associated with interactive websites that import and sell counterfeit Bill Nye merchandise. The organization also filed a temporary restraining order. William Stafford Nye, known by his moniker Bill Nye the Science Guy, is a mechanical engineer, television personality and CEO …

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Creators Sued for IP and Copyright Infringement

What do a tattoo artist, TikTok creator, wrestling star Randy Orton, Netflix’s “Bridgerton” series, NFTs, Instagram and Andy Warhol’s Prince portrait have in common? They all figure prominently in recent copyright infringement and intellectual property lawsuits. These diverse creators and media channels are all currently involved in litigation, from district courts to the U.S. Supreme …

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Court Says RCN Repeat Infringement Lawsuit Can Continue

U.S.  copyright law requires internet providers to shut down the accounts of repeat copyright infringers in certain cases. The reluctance of internet providers (ISPs) to adhere to this rule has led to infringement lawsuits over the past several years. RCN is one of the named providers, and in 2021, they were sued by various film …

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How Brands Can Economically Fight Online Counterfeiters

Organizations struggling with brand protection are looking for new ways to combat unscrupulous counterfeiters hawking counterfeit products. One lesser-known though increasingly popular method is to file emergency temporary restraining orders (eTROs). From 2019 to 2021, the number of eTROs filed increased by 70%. This is a less expensive, easier and faster way to deter would-be …

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Sports Rights Holders Demand That EU Acts on Event Piracy

A letter signed by 108 signatories that include the largest broadcasters, sports organizations and associations for live performers demands that the European Union (EU) takes a stronger stance against what has become rampant piracy of live events. According to a 2021 report, broadcasters and organizers lose 28 billion Euro (US $27.8 billion) annually. Other signatories …

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Vans and MSCHF in Wavy Baby Trademark Infringement Case

The question in this trademark infringement case is whether a fashion parody can be held to U.S. trademark laws. A U.S. appeals court examined the decision by a Brooklyn court that blocked sales of Brooklyn art collective MSCHF’s shoes that parodied those sold by Vans shoes and apparel. The distorted “wavy” shoes are intended to …

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Voltage Pictures Sues Comcast for Users’ Movie Piracy

Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures, in addition to their affiliates and film copyright owners, has filed a lawsuit against Comcast in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s U.S. District Court for movie piracy. Previously, Voltage has invited controversy by targeting individual users for copyright violations, but they’re now going after the country’s largest broadband provider. Copyright owners …

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AI Companies and Different AI Copyright Laws in UK and UK

With the fast adoption of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, countries are examining their current laws when it comes to intellectual property or IP protection. Are these laws, as stated, enough to protect rights holders, or do they need to be revised? One possible complication is that not all countries are taking …

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What Are the Top 10 Luxury Brand Counterfeit Products?

It makes sense that the luxury items that are the most highly revered, that people are willing to spend a lot of money on, are popular with counterfeiters. Those who can’t afford the originals are highly interested in cheaper knockoffs. Pirates take advantage of this hunger to possess what the elite own, and they turn …

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Some YouTube Rippers Gone From UK Google Search Results

Google voluntarily removed several well-known and popular YouTube ripper sites from its search engine results in the UK. This was after the music organization BPI sent a notice that internet service providers are required, by court order, to block these sites that engage in the piracy of copyrighted material. It took the Phonographic Performance Ltd …

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