LNDR and LDNR confuse Londoners
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LNDR and LDNR confuse Londoners

In the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, Mr Justice Arnold has ruled that Nike has infringed a trademark owned by Frank Industries (“Frank”) that is uses for its women’s sportswear clothing brand LNDR. Frank owns the mark LNDR for use on sportswear. Frank filed a claim for passing off and trademark infringement against Nike in…

UEFA Blocking Injunction extended
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UEFA Blocking Injunction extended

We reported  recently that Mr Justice Arnold had extended the Premier League blocking injunction requiring Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) to disable access to illegal streams of Premier League games. You can read that article here. Mr Justice Arnold has now considered another footballing application: to extend his earlier injunction covering illegal streams of UEFA matches….

The Swift Life or SwiftLife?
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The Swift Life or SwiftLife?

US computer consulting company SwiftLife has filed a trademark infringement claim against singer Taylor Swift over a mobile app called “The Swift Life”. Patrick Bénot, who owns SwiftLife, lodged the claim which is also against app developers Glu Games and Glu Mobile. The claim alleges that the Glu companies and Swift launched a social networking…

Burberry Criticised for Unusual Brand Protection Practise
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Burberry Criticised for Unusual Brand Protection Practise

High fashion brand, Burberry, has made headlines this week after it was revealed that £28.6 million worth of unsold clothing, accessories and perfume was purposely burnt by the brand last year. Many people were, understandably, aghast when the news emerged about this unusual practice, however this isn’t necessarily something new. In fact, Burberry has been…

Off-White Accused of Trade Mark Infringement
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Off-White Accused of Trade Mark Infringement

Off-White, the trendy streetwear fashion brand founded in 2012 by Virgil Abloh, has found itself in a spot of bother with outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen this week. The dispute centres around an allegation of trademark infringement. Helly Hansen, the Norwegian brand founded in 1877, has filed a lawsuit against Off-White alleging it has copied…

Arnold J renews football blocking injunction
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Arnold J renews football blocking injunction

In early 2017 Mr Justice Arnold ordered an innovative and pioneering injunction preventing the live pirate streaming of Premier League football matches across the UK. In the summer of 2017 that order was renewed to cover the 2017/2018 season and has now been renewed again until the end of the 2018/2019 season. As the sums…

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Rage Against rage against Farage

Rage Against The Machine (“Rage”), giants of global rock and metal, have accused Nigel Farage of intellectual property infringement over “brazen and unlawful” exploitation of their name and logo. Farage currently hosts a podcast called “Farage Against The Machine”. It does not take an IP specialist to see how this issue arose. A spokesman for…