Indian media conglomerate files suit against media watchdog for copyright infringement, defamation11 November 2021
Netflix Files Trademark Applications For Squid Game04 November 2021
A review of the recent filings made before the Bureau of Trademarks of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines reveals that Netflix has filed two recent trademark applications for “SQUID GAME”. The applications consist of a plain word mar...
"The Kingmaker" Found To Be Illegally Streaming In Some Sites03 November 2021
The Kingmaker, a documentary about Imelda Marcos and her involvement with her husband’s political and personal life, has been found to be illegally streaming on several websites before being taken down. With the 2022 Philippine national elections on...
Japanese Patent Office Refuses Request To Register Demon Slayer Costume26 October 2021
The Japanese Patent Office issued a "Notice of Reasons for Refusal," stating that the trademark could not be registered because the Tanjirou Kamado design resembles a "checkerboard pattern." Shueisha (Demon Slayer manga publisher) responded in writin...
Warner Media exec stresses role of IP protection in online platforms as AIPPI World Congress opens19 October 2021
There is an ongoing debate in the European Union and other jurisdictions about the responsibility of online platforms and a major aspect of the discussion is the protection of intellectual property rights.
Writers of Taiwanese Song Accused Of Plagiarism05 October 2021
The successful Taiwanese song "Your Name Engraved Herein," which won Song of the Year at the Golden Melody Awards and is included in the film of the same name, has been accused of plagiarism.
Complaints from India prompt Google to remove highest no. of content, mostly for copyright issues21 September 2021
In its monthly transparency report last month, Google stated it took down an all-time high of 95,680 pieces of content in response to 36,934 complaints from users in India last July.
Mandopop star Leehom Wang asks fans to stop buying the pirated version of his online singing class06 September 2021
Experts in China share the status of this case and the endeavours taken by the local video-sharing websites to curb piracy.
BTS’ Butter commits no copyright infringement, the group’s label claims23 August 2021
While the ARMY is busy taking the “Permission To Dance” challenge like Elton John recently did, they should be aware of this news as it is not about plagiarism but rather, fake news and dual contract committed by others.
The one with the Friends reunion piracy09 June 2021
The recently-concluded “Friends'' reunion was one of the most-watched specials in all of history. Naturally, given the massive popularity of the show, procuring a license to air the same was on cards by almost all the video content platforms.
IP considerations when live streaming31 May 2021
As we have spent an increasing amount of time at home over the past year, we’ve spent an increasing amount of time online, including in making YouTube videos and live streams on apps like Instagram. But, notes Excel V. Dyquiangco, with such live stre...
Regular blocking injunction or dynamic injunction?31 May 2021
In a world that has gone digital, regular blocking injunctions require an ISP to block websites and other online locations with infringing content so that they will not be accessible by internet users. Espie Angelica A. de Leon speaks with lawyers wh...