Celebrity watch blog TMZ today reports that shoes manufacturer Gwyneth Shoes last week filed a "trade mark and patent infringement" law suit against Paris Hilton over "a heart-shaped pad on the insole" of Ms Hilton's new shoe collection. According to TMZ the incensed shoe Gwyneth Shoes claims that they had filed to patent the "heart cushion" in 2007 before Ms Hilton's shoes were launched. If you are interested, please click here to see an "exclusive" comparison of the infringing footwear. This Kat trusts that Amerikat will follow this exciting case for us.
The BBC today reports that Chinese author Mian Mian has filed a law suit against Google, seeking rather modest damages of 61,000 yuan (£5,576) as well as a public apology from Google. Ms Mian filed the law suit back in October after Google had scanned one her novels ('Acid House') for its online library. According to the BBC report, the Beijing court has suggested that both parties consider settlement talks. It appears that several of Ms Mian's 'risque novels' are banned in China. If you are intrigued, click here to read the BBC's full report. More about Ms Mian, can be found here.