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23 June 2022

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A ROCKY “RHODE” FOR HAILEY BIEBER’S NEW SKINCARE LINE

by Candice Noring
If we were to ask you to name a celebrity that hasn’t launched their own beauty or skincare brand, it might prove more difficult than you might have initially realised. Hailey Rhode Bieber, the well-known model married to singer Justin Bieber, is the latest celebrity to join the rank of st...

14 June 2022

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Top Gun: Maverick flies into Copyright Turbulence

by Shivam Rishi
Despite making an astounding $400 million USD in its global opening week, Paramount’s blockbuster film Top Gun: Maverick is experiencing some legal turbulence. The family of the Israeli writer whose article inspired the original 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun is suing film studio Paramount Pi...

28 April 2022

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“MATERIAL GOWL”: THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SIDE OF TIKTOK

by Candice Noring
Tiktok’s popularity increased substantially during the 2020 lockdown and continues to be THE platform that offers all types of content, from memes to cooking to dancing videos. Unsurprisingly, small-to-medium businesses and influencers alike have adopted and utilised the app to their advant...

28 April 2022

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“BRINGING THE METAVERSE TO LIFE”: THE POTENTIAL OF DIGITAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)

In late October 2021, Facebook made a huge announcement. That it was changing the company name to “Meta” or “Meta Platforms”. The reason was to refocus the company around bringing “the Metaverse to life”, declared CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. The term is e...

9 March 2022

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TRADEMARK SQUATTING: IS THIS RELEVANT TO YOUR BUSINESS’S INTERNATIONAL GROWTH?

by Candice Noring
Trademark squatting, or bad faith Trademark filing, is essentially when a third-party files and registers a Trademark merely to sell it for a profit later to someone who actually needs it and/or wants to use it. The original applicant then faces enormous challenges in registering in that country s...