Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property news round-up…

 

Amazon just filed a bunch of international trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’

Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the UK, and Australia, signalling a potential move into selling prescription drugs outside of the US.

Brands’ concern over post-Brexit protection revealed in report

Almost half of UK and European businesses expect to change their brand protection strategies after the UK leaves the EU, though 31% don’t know how they’ll register trademarks, according to a report from IP specialists HGF.

Everyone invited: ‘Great Gatsby’ copyright to end in 2021

The novel’s copyright is set to expire at the end of 2020, meaning that anyone will be allowed to publish the book, adapt it to a movie, make it into an opera or stage a Broadway musical.

The patent that would have cost Nintendo $10 million is worthless, judge rules

A Dallas company that successfully sued Nintendo for $10 million for patent infringement may not  invented anything in the first place, a federal court has ruled.

Twitter founder patents crypto adoption

Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square has been awarded a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for technology to convert crypto to fiat.

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