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These countries pose the biggest IP protection threats, according to the US

The US have published the US 2019 priority watch list for posing trade barriers to American companies and products due to their intellectual property laws.

HTC smartphones pulled from sale in UK during patent row

HTC has stopped offering its phone for sale in the UK while it is involved in an intellectual property dispute.

Disney defends contentious trademark

Disney has filed a notice of opposition at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) against Chinese supply chain management company Qianhai Qisheng regarding its contentious ‘Hakuna Matata’ trademark.

McDonald’s loses second ‘Mc’ trademark case against Supermac’s

McDondald’s has lost its exclusive claim to the “Mc” trademark on some of its food products within the EU after a dispute with an Irish fast food chain.

Led Zeppelin receive support from 123 artists in Stairway to Heaven copyright case

Led Zeppelin have drawn the support of more than 100 artists in the Stairway to Heaven copyright case.

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