Match shows no love to Bumble in recent lawsuit
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Match shows no love to Bumble in recent lawsuit

Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, have brought an infringement case against their dating app competitor, Bumble. The Claimant is an American internet company that owns a large group of dating services including Tinder, Match.com, OKCupid and PlentyOfFish. A complaint has been filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging, amongst…

Fowl play in Nando’s trademark dispute
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Fowl play in Nando’s trademark dispute

Nando’s have taken legal action to prevent a chicken shop in Reading from infringing its cockerel and chilli logos as well as its name. Fernando’s, owned by Asam Aziz, has received a letter from Nando’s legal representatives, Bird & Bird, requiring it to cease infringement. Nando’s have asserted that the chicken and chilli images used…

Oscar favourite in deep water
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Oscar favourite in deep water

Oscar season is fast approaching and the buzz around which films are going to steal the most awards has everyone talking. Merely being nominated for an Oscar is an expression of recognition and respect from those in the film industry, so when it was announced that ‘The Shape of Water’ was nominated for 13 awards…

‘Deisel’ by Diesel
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‘Deisel’ by Diesel

Canal Street, New York is ground-zero for counterfeiting retailers. A barely tolerated haven to hawk knock-offs and fakes of some of the world’s best-known brands. Diesel’s parent company spends vast sums of money tracking down, then closing down, counterfeiters: last year they pursued and subsequently compelled to close down 86 websites selling copies of their…

Court dismisses Playboy’s copyright claim
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Court dismisses Playboy’s copyright claim

Playboy, the well-known men’s magazine, have had their copyright infringement claim against Boing Boing dismissed by Judge Fernado Olguin in a California District Court. Boing Boing is an online blog and subsidiary of Happy Mutants LLC, they post about various subjects but most relate to the technology industry. The magazine publisher alleged Boing Boing of…