Anheuser-Busch InBev has bought the rights to the Budweiser trade marks belonging to Czech brewer Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar. The company has been in a decades-long dispute with another Czech brewer, Budejovicky Budvar, over the Budweiser name.
The US Copyright Office has stated that yoga poses cannot be copyrighted, as part of a dispute between practitioners of hot yoga over trade mark and copyright.
The UK government has postponed a planned public consultation on introducing plain packaging for tobacco products. The Secretary of State for Health said he had commissioned an independent academic review of the existing evidence related to packaging.
Litigation between mobile phone review website PhoneDog and former employer Noah Kravitz over who owns the rights to Kravitz's Phonedog_Noah Twitter account followers will clarify the law and underscores the need for companies to implement social media policies.
Companies that fill packaging on behalf of others cannot infringe a third party's trade mark, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled in a dispute between Red Bull and Frisdranken Industrie Winters, which fills drinks cans on behalf of Smart Drinks.