Catch up with the latest Intellectual Property news with our round-up…

 

UK urged to make more of its IP

The head of In-Comm Training is urging business and the government to step-up efforts to commercialise Intellectual Property created in Britain.

New Apple patent hints that Siri could offer multiuser support

Apple’s newly granted patent is to allow a device to identify different users and would be able to respond using a library of past commands to make Siri more accurate.

Whole Foods slammed for its ‘World’s Healthiest Claim’

The US Patent and Trademark Office rejected Whole Food’s ‘World’s Healthiest Grocery Store’ trademark on the grounds that it was an exaggeration and cannot be proven to be true.

Hasbro and DC Comics Settle ‘Bumblebee’ Trademark Dispute

Hasbro and DC Comics have settled their Bumblebee trademark lawsuit. The Transformers toymaker sought to block sales of the Mattel doll based on the DC Superhero Bumblebee and in return, Hasbro sued DC arguing that consumers might confuse the doll with their own Bumblebee, the Transformer.

And finally…

India rejects patent plea for ‘immoral’ sex toy

India’s patent office has rejected a plea by a Canadian company to patent at vibrator because sex toys violate ‘public order and morality’.

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