Court wakes up and smells the coffee
201712.15
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Court wakes up and smells the coffee

Nestlé, the Swiss food and drink company that boasts over 2000 brands, has taken a knock to its reputation after having one of its 3D trade marks annulled by Germany’s Federal Patents Court. This is not the first time we have reported on Nestlé’s trademark struggles. We previously wrote an article on Nestlé’s unsuccessful attempt…

Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection
201712.11
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Lego Builds Blocks of Chinese Brand Protection

LEGO, the Danish company known for its interlocking toy bricks, has won what is being hailed as a landmark lawsuit against Chinese infringers. Lego is one of the world’s most valuable brands with the ‘LEGO’ logo being recognised the world over. It is estimated that The Lego Group is valued at over $14.6 billion making…

IPO Shows Counterfeiting Is Pants
201712.08
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IPO Shows Counterfeiting Is Pants

In a further example of the widespread availability of counterfeit goods border officials have revealed that they have seized counterfeit Calvin Klein pants worth £1.5m. The revelation forms part of a wider campaign from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to seek to raise awareness of and fight fake goods. As well as the pants border…

Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements
201711.24
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Talking Tables interviewed by Real Business over infringements

McDaniel & Co. client Talking Tables Limited, which produces design-led games and party accessories, was recently interviewed for an article on the Real Business website, which can be found at the following link: https://realbusiness.co.uk/law/2017/11/24/classic-case-small-business-ip-infringement/. In the article, Talking Tables set out the importance of taking legal action to protect innovative creations if they are at…