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KitKat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Nestle accused of copying classic video game in 2016 TV advert.

Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims

Budget retailer seeks to launch new Twin Peaks bar, after claiming new Toblerone shape is not distinctive enough to be a valid trademark.

Ford to ditch steering wheels in driverless cars of the future

New patent allows US car manufacturer to move closer to making autonomous vehicles.

Coinbase awarded patent for Bitcoin security concept

USPTO publishes details of ‘private key security’ patent awarded to the cryptocurrency startup.

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

App developer prevails in long-running trademark battle with POTUS’ business operation.

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