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First ever ‘motion mark’ granted by UK Intellectual Property Office

The UK Intellectual Property (UKIPO) has granted the first ever multimedia trademark. Japanese firm Toshiba registered the mark after the UK updated its guidelines earlier this year.

Intel announces major 5G IP auction

After announcing that it will exit the 5G modem market back in April, Intel has put its IP related to cellular wireless connectivity up for auction as the chipmaker looks to unload around 8,500 assets from its massive portfolio.

Apple sued for alleged patent infringement over iOS low-power mode

Apple is being sued for alleged patent infringement tied to its IOS low-power mode, core location and facedown detection across the iPhone and iPad.

Japan to send trademark officials to US over Kim Kardashian West ‘kimono’ row

Japan is to dispatch patent officials to the US next week to discuss the uproar over Kim Kardashian West’s “Kimono” branded underwear, it was announced on Tuesday.

Ed Sheeran must wait to Get It On in Marvin Gaye copyright case

Ed Sheeran will have to wait to go on trial over allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On. All parties will be summoned once the outcome of a similar case between Led Zeppelin and Spirit has been decided.

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