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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has returned about $5.9 million worth of stock that was originally paid to him to acquire the trademark ‘We’.
Sportswear maker Patagonia has cleared an early hurdle in a trademark infringement case it brought accusing beer company Anheuser-Busch of copying its name and logo for a new brand of beer called Cerveza Patagonia.
In creepier news, Apple was granted a patent that describes a sensor built into the Watch or the watch’s band that could use infrared to build a thermal image of your wrist and its identifying traits to identify who is wearing it.
The online environment of counterfeiting and piracy figures by Nominet showed the suspension of 32,813 domains for criminal activity, marking a year-on-year increase of 97%, according to the latest UKIPO IP Crime and Enforcement Report for 2018 and 2019.
China will begin implementation of a “stricter punitive compensation system” against trademark infringement, according to the director of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).