Our regular round-up of the week’s most interesting intellectual property news…
After ‘breaking the internet’ with her morning serenade to daughter Stormi, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has now filed to trademark the three words for use in her cosmetics line, meaning that soon we will all be able to ‘riiiiise and shiiiiiine’ like a Kardashian.
The US singer has filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against the trio of songwriters she believes are making an “illegitimate claim to co-own” her song ‘Truth Hurts’. The songwriters, brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Justin Rothman, claim that they helped write the song’s lyrics, something Lizzo has strongly denied.
A UK Supreme Court ruling has awarded an academic £2 million as a “fair share” of benefits derived from his inventions by his then-employer, brand-giant Unilever. The ruling follows professor Ian Shanks’ applying for fair share compensation when glucose patents listing him as an inventor were licensed for over £20 million.