Nov 19, 2015
Mimesis IP Links – Anne Frank Foundation Claims Father Is Co-Author In Attempt To Extend Copyright
Nov. 19, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, here is your weekly IP news round up:
- The Swiss foundation that holds the copyright to “The Diary of Anne Frank” is claiming that her father, Otto Frank, is the editor and co-author of the book. In Europe, this would have the effect of extending the copyright protection to the end of 2050 instead of expiring on Jan 1, 2016.
- A California judge dismissed the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Taylor Swift by Jesse Braham. Braham had claimed that Swift copied his song in her hit “Shake It Off”.
- In-N-Out Burger filed a trademark infringement suit against DoorDash for repeatedly using their trademarks on their website claiming it could constitute endorsement of the delivery service.
- The Dutch Supreme Court referred a case against The Pirate Bay to the European Court of Justice last week concerning whether Internet Service Providers can be asked to block access to file-sharing website.
- Nintendo successfully defended patent infringement suits in California relating to the Wii-U and 3DS.
- French interior designer Zoe de las Cases who hosted Airbnb founder Brian Chesky four years ago has filed a lawsuit in Paris against Airbnb for copying her decor in their new head office in San Francisco.
- Italian clothes designer Moncler won a trademark suit against a Beijing clothing company accused of selling clothes bearing a fake Moncler logo.
- Kuwait announced that its trademark fees are set to rise 15-fold from $25 to $264. It is the latest Gulf state to introduce such an increase in fees after Saudi Arabia and the UAE.