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Category:Intellectual Property

Monkey Can’t Sue for Copyright

In a recent decision, Judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals have held that Naruto, the monkey “lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits”. Naruto had grabbed British nature photographer David Slater’s camera during a 2011 trip to Indonesia, posed and took a […]

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BBK in Trademark Dispute

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is embroiled in a Trademark dispute with ABSA Kenya Limited which is seeking to permanently restrain Barclays from adopting Absa as a trade name following recent changes in the bank’s ownership at the continental level. ABSA Kenya, which was incorporated in 2005, says it reserved the name with the Registrar […]

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