News • Jan 03, 2019 08:51 +08
A rapper named 2Milly is claiming the video game Fortnite is copying his signature dance move and selling it, and he is suing the game’s developer Epic Games. In the lawsuit, 2Milly claims Epic Games is using his “Milly Rock” dance move and profiting from it by turning it into an in-game Emote called “Swipe It”. Emotes are dances that players can use in the game to express themselves.
News • Dec 21, 2018 08:35 +08
Australian comedian, Celeste Barber, known for parodying photos of celebrities on Instagram, was notified by a fan that her photos are being used on the shopping website Wish. On the page, her photos are being used as a ‘before’ picture to sell weight loss patches.
News • Dec 17, 2018 08:45 +08
NBA star Terry Rozier has been accused of stealing the design of a mask from a movie and using it in his merchandise. Rozier, who plays for the Boston Celtics and is also known as “Scary Terry”, has been selling shirts and sweatshirts that feature his nickname and the image of the infamous mask from the 1996 movie Scream.
News • Dec 13, 2018 09:42 +08
Netflix and Warner Bros have amicably settled the lawsuit with The Satanic Temple over the unauthorised use of a Baphomet statue in the Netflix series, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina".
News • Dec 11, 2018 09:39 +08
Actress Amber Brenner has filed a federal lawsuit and cited Oprah’s OWN network, along with screenwriters and producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, as the defendants.
Blog posts • Mar 02, 2018 09:15 +08
South African's Government Communication Information System (GCIS) has been accused of misappropriating a famous photograph of Nelson Mandela. It shows yet again to PitchMark your work to stop such issues from arising.
Blog posts • Sep 15, 2017 08:50 +08
Hong Kong's MTR refutes allegations by an app designer that it stole their ideas. Promised to call them to clear things up.
News • Mar 10, 2017 08:48 +08
Even politics is not immune to idea theft. While political parties generally try to attract voters by being different from other parties, sometimes adopting the policies of others and calling them your own is a better strategy.
News • Mar 03, 2017 08:58 +08
Advertising agencies have long asked prospective clients to pay pitch fees, to compensate them for the time and effort that goes into creating pitches - even if they end up unsuccessful. Singapore's Central Provident Fund is now offering such fees. In general, we don't advocate pitch fees because it could reduce your claim to compensation if you lose a pitch, but your ideas are used anyway.
News • Mar 03, 2017 08:30 +08
T-shirt designs to support native Americans in the Dakota Access Pipeline dispute are themselves subject of dispute, with lots of rip offs jumping onto the bandwagon.
News • Feb 28, 2017 08:48 +08
There are lessons for anyone with an idea in Google's suit against Uber over self-driving technology.
News • Feb 22, 2017 08:52 +08
The fashion industry is particularly rife with idea theft. Better PitchMark your designs before you pitch them to a fashion design house.