Keep up to date with the latest intellectual property news in our weekly round-up…


Intellectual property risks a top concern, but coverage lacking: Aon survey

IP risks were identified as a top-10 concern for organisations in a recent survey by Aon, which also found that insurance covers only 16% of the $1.0 billion average potential loss for certain intangible assets.

Poland files a challenge to new EU copyright law

Poland has filed a legal challenge to the new EU copyright directive, saying that it will lead to “preventative censorship”.

Apple wins patent for a foldable display

Apple has won a patent for a foldable screen that could be used on iPhones and other devices. The patent describes an electronic device with a display and cover that are flexible or bendable.

Iron Maiden sues ‘Ion Maiden’ video game creators alleging trademark infringement

Iron Maiden is suing the makers of the video game Ion Maiden, alleging that it infringes on its trademark.

Authentic Brands acquires Sports Illustrated intellectual property

Authentic Brands has acquired the intellectual property of Sports Illustrated and will focus on licensing the brand, but not the licence to print the magazine.

And finally…

Fall Out Boy sued for over-using Llama Puppets

Furry Puppet Studio Inc. claims Fall Out Boy was licenced to use the puppets in the “Young And Menace” music video, “but not beyond” that project. Since then, however, the puppets have been used as branding for merchandise, brought on stage at concerts and television appearances and to promote their Llamania EP.

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