Another front in the great patent war is looking grim for HTC, with the phone maker withdrawing its defence from a German patent claim. Which could see all of its smartphones pulled from the German market.
It's not all about threatening to tow people's cars away at the DVLA. They do have time for some fun, with the national numberplate registrar regularly adding rude or offensive number and letter combinations to its banned list.
The knowingly sexist Duke Nukem has got himself in trouble with the UK Advertising Standards Authority, which has barred publisher 2K Games from showing its lapdancing-themed Duke advert before 11.00pm.