BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi
201905.01
0

BabaBing goes after BabaBad Aldi

In March 2018, McDaniel & Co client and award-winning designer and manufacturer of baby products, BabaBing, launched its Mani baby changing backpack. Like most of BabaBing’s products, the Mani is a carefully designed backpack which encompasses a number of specific design features aimed at allowing the bag to function as either a stylish tote bag…

Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme
201904.26
0

Amazon pilots new IP dispute programme

The world’s largest e-commerce marketplace and computing platform, Amazon, is attempting to strengthen intellectual property protection for those selling on its platform. Currently, it is trialing a new non-profit scheme called the ‘Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation process’. The process aims to manage patent infringement disputes between sellers and infringers on the Amazon website. In the…

Prince’s estate awarded millions in claim for unauthorised music release
201904.15
0

Prince’s estate awarded millions in claim for unauthorised music release

The estate of the late music icon Prince continues to vigorously protect the artist’s intellectual property. In September last year we reported on the steps the estate had taken against individuals who had illegally released bootleg versions of the artist’s songs without seeking permission. The full article can be read here. More recently, the estate…

Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition
201904.10
0

Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition

Battles are usually illustrated in comic books, however, recent intellectual property news tells us of a trade mark opposition battle between comic book companies, Goode Enterprise Solutions Limited and Marvel. In March 2018, Goode Enterprise Solutions, filed a US trade mark application for ‘Return of the Guardians’ covering classes 16, 25 and 41; notably comic…

Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court
201904.04
0

Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court

The EU figurative trade mark for the well-known children’s character, Peppa Pig,  has prevailed in a three-year invalidity battle against an EU figurative trade mark for what is described as a ‘tapir head on a human body’ teamed with the wording “TOBBIA” (“the Tobbia sign”). The Peppa Pig sign depicts the pig in black and…

Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists
201904.02
0

Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists

Yesterday we reported on Jaguar Land Rovers success at the Chinese courts against Chinese copycat car manufacturer, Jiangling Motor Corporation. Today, car manufacturer Mercedes Benz, has made headlines after allegations of copyright infringement against the company have emerged. The allegations emerged following the release of the Mercedes Benz marketing campaign for its G 500 Series…

Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar
201904.01
0

Landmark ruling obtained in favour of Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover has been successful in the Chinese courts at preventing a Chinese copycat from selling its version of the Land Rover Evoque model, ending a three-year court battle. The Beijing Chaoyang District Court ruled that Jiangling Motor Corporation’s (“JMC”) Landwind X7 model had five specific features that were directly copied from the Evoque…