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Greenpeace wins Australian court case against power company

Jun. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest electricity generator on Tuesday largely lost its court case alleging that the environmental group Greenpeace had breached copyright and trademark laws by using its logo in a campaign that described the company as the nation’s “biggest...

EU Parliament votes to take down illegal sports streaming

May. 19, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European legislators adopted a proposal Wednesday to combat online piracy of live sporting events that includes the option to block illegal broadcasts within half an hour. EU lawmakers also called on the European Commission — the EU's executive branch...

Astronomer's trademark suit against American Doll resolved

May. 05, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Chicago astronomer who alleged the Wisconsin-based maker of American Girl dolls stole her likeness and name to create an astronaut doll has been dismissed after the two sides resolved the case. The federal trademark lawsuit...

Counterfeit purses, other items seized at Chicago airport

Mar. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A package containing 445 counterfeit designer purses and other items was seized at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport mail branch, officials said Friday. The shipment from Thailand was intercepted Thursday by Customs and Border Protection...