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

 

China releases patent filing data from first half of 2020 showing full recovery from Coronavirus-induced drop

The China National Intellectual Property Administration released high-level patent filing data for the first half of 2020. Highlights included 683 thousand invention patents filed, 217 thousand invention patent grants and 29 thousand Patent Cooperation Treaty applications were filed.

Google launches open source trademark initiative

Google is launching a programme to help protect the identity of open source projects with trademark management.

Ferrari loses world’s most expensive car trademark battle

Ares Design, an Italian bespoke car manufacturer, won the case on the grounds that Ferrari had not put its trademark to genuine use for a continuous period of five years.

Country group Lady A files trademark lawsuit against blues singer who goes by the same name

Country group Lady A, which changed its name from Lady Antebellum last month in an effort to distance themselves from associations with slavery and the Civil War, filed a trademark lawsuit on Wednesday against blues singer Anita White, who also goes by the name Lady A.

Harry and Meghan take Hollywood: Archewell trademark application reportedly includes ‘television shows’ and ‘motion picture films’

The Duke and Duchess have listed an extensive range of potential ventures in their application to the Intellectual Property Office in London, encompassing everything from ‘digital entertainment content’ to a platform ‘featuring information in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health’

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