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Crocs accuses 21 brands of copying its “iconic design”

Crocs accuses 21 brands of copying its “iconic design”

Crocs Inc. has filed lawsuits against 21 companies, including the multinational retail corporation Walmart, alleging infringement of the foam clogs’ “distinctively quirky design.” According to the complaints, Crocs asserts that it maintains an array of “valuable...

Huawei and Verizon settle pending patent disputes

Huawei and Verizon settle pending patent disputes

Huawei and Verizon have decided to agree to settle two legal disputes pending among them for infringement of patented technologies. The trials, whose celebration was scheduled for this year, had been filed by Huawei against Verizon, the largest mobile telephone...

YouTube is not liable for its users’ copyright infringement

YouTube is not liable for its users’ copyright infringement

The European Court of Justice has recently established, with its own decision, the general principle according to which – under certain conditions – YouTube and other online platforms are not liable for their users’ uploading of copyright-protected content. The...

Google signs news content deals with Italian publishers

Google signs news content deals with Italian publishers

Google announced it has signed licensing deals with several Italian media publishers to pay for news content. It follows an agreement entered into with some French publishers earlier in the 2021 over the “neighbouring rights” – introduced by the EU Directive 2019/790,...

Zoom Sues RingCentral For Trademark Infringement

Zoom Sues RingCentral For Trademark Infringement

Zoom Video Communications, Inc., owner of the Zoom platform, recently sued RingCentral asking for an injunction preventing the latter, after a long-lasting partnership, from using the "Zoom" brand. According to the complaint, Zoom and RingCentral have partnered for...