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Peppa Pig Wins In China

This cheers our day up immeasurably. Here at Cognate Blog we are huge fans of Peppa Pig. World Trademark Review reports…  In what has been described as a “landmark ruling”, two Chinese companies have been ordered to stop producing and selling products that use the image of popular children’s character Peppa Pig. According to GB Times, … Read more

Thailand: Tilleke & Gibbons Law Firm – A Novel Approach to Evaluating the Similarity of Trademarks in Thailand

Author Piyawat Kayasit August 29, 2018 The Court of Appeal for Specialized Cases (Specialized Appeal Court) was established in October 2016 to review all appeals against the judgments of the five specialized first instance courts in Thailand, including the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IP&IT Court). Most, if not all, judges of the Specialized … Read more

Bloomberg: China Aims to Spur Blockchain With Intellectual Property Focus

John Butcher writes for Bloomberg.. “Chinese tech companies may outpace their foreign counterparts in developing blockchain technology with the help of government moves to foster intellectual property protections, IP attorneys told Bloomberg Law.”   The report goes on to say National and local authorities have been offering incentives — including subsidizing patent fees, rewards for … Read more

Kluwer Arbitration Blog Arbitration of Smart Contracts Part 2 – Recommendations for the Future Landscape of Smart Contracts By Ibrahim Mohamed Nour Shehata

The first article of its type that we’ve seen and we suggest it’s an area of business for lawyers and arbitrators that will grow quickly.. Kluwer Arbitration Blog Arbitration of Smart Contracts Part 2 – Recommendations for the Future Landscape of Smart Contracts By Ibrahim Mohamed Nour Shehata on Aug 27, 2018 04:34 am Ibrahim … Read more

Australian Blockchain Company Legaler Raises 1.5 Million

Silicon Angle reports…..Australian legal communications technology company Legaler Pty Ltd. announced Monday that it has raised $1.5 million in funds in a round led by MasterNode Ventures, joined by Pacific Blue Capital and a number of prominent legal industry figures. The company intends to use the funding to expand its planned distributed ledger blockchain technology infrastructure … Read more

Grumpy Cat In Trademark Spat

It’s Grumpy Cat vs Grumppuccinos, What next ! Law360 reports — A California federal judge on Tuesday said holders of the rights to “Grumpy Cat” copyrights and trademarks were not entitled to attorneys’ fees on infringement claims against a company marketing “Grumppuccinos” and other coffee products, as the defendants had not acted in bad faith when … Read more

Blockchain Developer Hires Clifford Chance Finance Partner, Alex Erasmus

Law360 reports…. (August 22, 2018, 5:59 PM BST) — A Cayman Island-based blockchain developer has announced that it will be snapping up a finance partner from Clifford Chance LLP’s London office to head its legal, regulatory and compliance activities. Block.one revealed that Alex Erasmus will be joining the blockchain software company as chief legal officer … Read more

South Koreans Form Own Blockchain Law Society.

As South Korean lawmakers discuss regulations and guidelines for the cryptocurrency sector, a group of domestic blockchain experts will establish a new society to study the legal aspects concerning the decentralized technology reports CCN.com Dubbed the ‘Blockchain Law Society’, the new organization will officially launch  Friday, August 24, according to a report from local publication … Read more