Meta Lets Brands Search Facebook & Instagram For Stolen Content & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Intellectual Property management will decide the future of companies looking into African trade

New market opportunities attract all types of businesses, but in a globalised economy intellectual property is an asset to be taken care of. The African Continental Free Trade Area represents a great attraction for EU businesses wishing to export to 54 African nations with $3 trillion estimated opportunities. While many EU businesses are ready to explore new opportunities in Africa, the protection of intellectual property rights may be more important than expected for success.


Ye-Adidas Divorce Muddles Ownership of Yeezy Brand, Designs

Adidas AG’s decision to sever ties with the musician Ye has created a morass over how intellectual property rights developed in their multibillion dollar collaboration are split and whether there’s a path forward that avoids a court fight.


Meta Lets Brands Search Facebook & Instagram For Stolen Content

Meta is introducing new ways for brands to discover whether other accounts use their intellectual property (IP) on Facebook and Instagram. A tool from Meta called Brand Rights Protection is getting upgraded with better search functionality, which enables businesses and brands to search by image. The tool will uncover other types of content, including posts on Facebook and Instagram, using that image.

UK Intellectual Property Team Secures Historic Win in Patents Court

Womble Bond Dickinson’s UK Intellectual Property Team advised its longstanding client Geofabrics Limited, a leading UK manufacturer of geotextiles and geocomposites, on a landmark and historic win. In a final Order made by the High Court in connection with a long running patent dispute, Geofabrics, the successful Claimant and patent holder, was awarded £13.4 million in compensation and £900,000 by way of costs.

INEO Extends Intellectual Property Protection with Global Patent Cooperation Treaty

INEO Tech Corp., the innovative developer and operator of the INEO Media Network, a digital advertising and analytics solution for retailers, today announced it made a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing for global intellectual property protection.

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