Juice Wrld Served With $15M ‘Lucid Dreams’ Copyright Lawsuit
Juice Wrld’s most-streamed song “Lucid Dreams” is back in the press and not because of its career-highlighting success this time. Released in May 2018 and making it to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.
Juice Wrld最受欢迎的歌曲“Lucid Dreams”再受媒体热议，此次并不是因为它在职业生涯上的成功。这首歌于2018年5月发布，并在公告牌百强单曲榜上排名第二。
The Chicago-born artist is being sued for $15 million by punk-rock band Yellowcard, according to XXL Magazine, for copyright infringement. The group claims that “Lucid Dreams” sounds a little too close to their 2006 hit “Holly Wood Died” and that he illegally sampled certain elements.
据XXL杂志报道，这位芝加哥出生的艺术家因侵犯版权被朋克摇滚乐队Yellowcard起诉，索赔1500万美元。该乐队称，“Lucid Dreams”听起来与他们2006年的热门歌曲“Holly Wood Died”太接近了，而且他还非法摘取某些元素进行模仿。
A complaint was filed on Monday (Oct. 21) under the United States District Court of California. Yellowcard made a statement requesting that they should be awarded damages from Juice Wrld’s tours and public appearances because of his massive mainstream success giving him “substantial opportunities to tour and perform around the world.”
The suit also states that Juice and his producers were aware that they copied “Holly Wood Died” because it “directly misappropriates quantitative and qualitatively important portions of ['Holly Wood Died'] in a manner that is easily recognizable to the ordinary observer.”
诉讼还指出，Juice和他的制作人具有主观恶意，因为它“以一种普通人很容易辨认的方式，直接大量盗用了'Holly Wood Died'的重要部分。”
“As alleged in the complaint, this is not just a generic emo-rap song, but is a blatant copy of significant original compositional elements of ‘Holly Wood Died’ in several respects,” said Yellowcard’s lawyer, Richard Busch, in a statement to the Rolling Stone.
Yellowcard的律师理查德·布施在给《滚石》杂志(the Rolling Stone)的一份声明中说:“正如起诉书中所指控的，这首歌不仅是一首普通的电子说唱歌曲，而且在几个方面公然抄袭了Holly Wood Died’的重要原创部分。”
He has not spoken out publicly in response to the lawsuit.
EPO signs reinforced partnership agreement with Malaysia
EPO President António Campinos and the Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Dato' Mohd. Roslan bin Mahayudin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership between their two offices on the margins of the WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva yesterday. The agreement follows on from longstanding co-operation between Europe and Malaysia in the field of patents going back to the 1990s.
EPO主席Antonio Campinos和马来西亚知识产权公司(MyIPO)总干事Dato' Mohd. Roslan bin Mahayudin在日内瓦召开的世界知识产权组织大会期间签署了一份谅解备忘录，加强了两个办事处之间的伙伴关系。该协议延续了欧洲和马来西亚自上世纪90年代以来在专利领域的长期合作。
MyIPO is the first intellectual property office in Southeast Asia to sign this advanced type of bilateral co-operation agreement with the EPO, and the fourth office worldwide to date, following the recent signature of agreements with the offices of South Africa, Ethiopia and Argentina.
"I am very pleased to conclude this reinforced partnership with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, a close co-operation partner for many years and one of the most advanced IP offices in the dynamic ASEAN region," said EPO President Campinos. "Our co-operation is expected to improve patent-related services for both local innovators and European companies, not just in Malaysia but in the wider region, thereby further strengthening the global patent system, which is one of our strategic objectives for the coming years."
Under the MoU, the EPO and MyIPO will co-operate over the next five years on making their patent systems as efficient, user-friendly and predictable as possible for businesses from both regions. In particular, the EPO will support MyIPO in increasing efficiency, timeliness and quality in its patent grant process with a view to promoting investment and technology transfer between Europe and Malaysia. By systematically and effectively using EPO work products, tools and practices, MyIPO will strengthen its search and examination capacities to ensure a high quality, timely and efficient examination of both national first and second filings.
Malaysia is one of the 10 member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the third largest economy in the region in terms of GDP, and the EU's third largest trading partner among the ASEAN countries. The region has some 640 million consumers and ranks as the eighth economy in the world. As a group the ASEAN countries are the EU's third largest trading partner outside Europe, after the US and China. Ensuring better access for European exporters to the dynamic ASEAN market is a priority for the EPO and its member states.
Kanye West “Sunday Service” Trademark Application Denied
Kanye West的“Sunday Service”商标申请被驳回
Kanye West’s request to secure the trademark for “Sunday Service was rejected.
坎耶·韦斯特(Kanye West)申请获得“Sunday Service”商标的请求被拒绝。
According to TMZ, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Ye’s application to register the name because someone had beaten him to the punch. Officials determined the trademark would cause confusion, as “Sunday Service” was registered back in 2015 by a man who used the name for his event company.
Mascotte Holdings, Inc. filed the application on Yeezy’s behalf back in July, after he began selling “Sunday Service” merch at his weekly Christian gatherings.
去年7月，在Yeezy开始在每周的基督教聚会上销售“Sunday Service产品后，Mascotte Holdings, Inc.代表Yeezy提交了这份申请。
According to the details provided in the application, the mark was to be used on footwear, dresses, pants, jackets, scarves, loungewear and socks.
West still has the option to fight USPTO’s decision before the application is abandoned.
West‘s “Sunday Service” has grown significantly in popularity over the past several months and has been hosted in towns and cities across the U.S., including Chicago, D.C., Detroit, Salt Lake City.