Porsche Race Away In Trademark Dispute
201612.07
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Porsche Race Away In Trademark Dispute

Luxury German car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche, usually referred to as Porsche, have successfully invalidated several Benelux registrations for the mark P@RSCHE.  The registrant for P@RSCHE mark was an individual who has not yet been identified. In 2014 the defendant registered several trade marks in The Benelux for the mark P@RSCHE for goods…

Duran Duran Denied Copyright Reversion
201612.05
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Duran Duran Denied Copyright Reversion

On Friday, Arnold J ruled against Duran Duran in a copyright contract dispute with its long-term record producers Gloucester Place Music Ltd (the Claimant). The band assigned the intellectual property in its songs to the Claimant in the 1980s, on a worldwide basis, in return for payments and royalties. The contractual documents accommodating the assignment…

Iceland Trademark Dispute Heating Up
201612.01
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Iceland Trademark Dispute Heating Up

Further to our previous story with regards to Iceland seeking to challenge the European wide trademark which Iceland Foods holds over the word ‘Iceland’, it appears that things are heating up over the trademark dispute. The frozen food company is sending a delegation of senior members, including their company secretary and legal director in a…