AFTV? It’s all about Arsenal
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AFTV? It’s all about Arsenal

Arsenal Fan TV is one of the most popular football fan channels on YouTube. Robbie Lyle who hosts the show is an internet sensation and has gathered over 800,000 subscribers since launching the channel in 2012. Other fan channels have sprung up copying the model for other clubs. Robbie regularly uploads unscripted interviews with guests…

Is MMA as popular as football?
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Is MMA as popular as football?

The question has been pondered by the District Court of The Hague during a battle between McGregor IP (a Dutch fashion brand) and Reebok over the use of the word “McGregor” on clothing. Reebok had been selling t-shirts, shirts, hoodies, and shorts displaying the sign “Conor McGregor”, although the word “Conor” is much less prominent:…

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What’s in a hyphen?

That is the question that Mr Justice David Gendall of the High Court of New Zealand will now have to consider. The case concerns the well-known (in the UK) British breakfast cereal Weetabix and the equally well-known (in Australia and New Zealand) Kiwi breakfast cereal Weet-Bix. The question arises after British expat Lisa Wilson opened…

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…