Keep up to date with the latest intellectual property news in our weekly round-up…

 

S&P Global sues call centre group for trademark infringement

Global financial services and products provider S&P Global is suing call centre group S&P Data for multiple trademark infringements, arguing the S&P element of the name is likely to cause confusion.

Singapore Beats China in UN IP Leadership Contest

A Singaporean official defeated a candidate from China in a leadership contest for the UN’s intellectual property body, which was swept into a rift between Washington and Beijing over claims of Chinese theft of technological know-how.

UK Rules Out Participation in Unified Patent Court, Defines Priorities for FTAs

The UK Government has confirmed that the country will not be part of the planned Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits

A musician and lawyer has used an algorithm to generate every possible melody in an attempt to end music copyright lawsuit claims.

And finally…

Joe Lycett: Comedian changes his name to Hugo Boss

Comedian Joe Lycett has legally changed his name to Hugo Boss, in a protest against the German fashion brand. The company have been sending cease-and-desist letters to small businesses and charities who are using the world “boss” in their names.

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