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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Three Stripes and You’re Out
Jul 2, 2021
Adidas has recently filed a trade mark infringement claim against Thom Browne, an American fashion designer and founder of Thom Browne in the New York federal court. Adidas has st...
Banksy loses more of his trade marks
Jun 24, 2021
We have previously reported on Banksy losing a number of his registered trade marks, and this article is no different. Banksy has now lost a further two registered trade marks for...
All Smiley for Miley
Jun 17, 2021
In 2014 Smiley Miley Inc., the company of U.S. pop star Miley Cyrus, filed an application to register the mark MILEY CYRUS at the European Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”). ...
Hampstead Gin creates a Lidl trouble
May 26, 2021
William Grant and Sons Irish Brands Limited is the maker of Hendrick’s gin. William Grant issued an application for an interim injunction against Lidl over its Hampstead London Dr...
First the flower bomber, and now the monkey sign…
May 21, 2021
Banksy has lost another trade mark battle against the UK based greeting card company, Full Colour Black Limited. After a lengthy dispute, the EUIPO Cancellation Division has declar...
Do we have a cat fight between Nike and Puma; or is it just one sided?
May 19, 2021
On Monday 17 May 2021, apparel giants Nike and Puma appeared before the High Court in an appeal hearing relating to Nike’s pursuit of registering “footware” as a UK trade mark whic...
Lucky Cat has lost its lucky stripes
Apr 29, 2021
Gordon Ramsay opened his Pan-Asian restaurant Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay in 2019 and has a registered [trade mark](https://mcdanielslaw.com/services/intellectual-property-trade-mar...
Apr 23, 2021
Chanel recently filed a [trade mark](https://mcdanielslaw.com/services/intellectual-property-trade-marks) infringement lawsuit (including other claims) against Miami-based retailer...
In this war of words… Aldi has an Army of Caterpillars
Apr 22, 2021
We’ve just learned that the collective noun for caterpillars is an army: who knew? We are all now aware of the recent dispute between supermarket giants Marks & Spencer and Aldi...
McDaniels’ Lawyers give their views on Colin v Cuthbert debate on BBC Radio
Apr 19, 2021
Colin the Caterpillar, the famous chocolate roll cake filled with buttercream and encased in a hard chocolate outer shell, has been causing quite a stir in intellectual property ci...
What will Satan wear without his Air Max 97’s?
Apr 8, 2021
We recently reported that the Brooklyn art collective MSCHF had been sued by sports giant Nike following MSCHF’s unauthorised release of the “Satan Shoe”, an adaptation of Nike’s f...
Nike Air Max 97's; made with blood, sweat and tears
Mar 30, 2021
A Brooklyn art collective called MSCHF is being sued by sports apparel giant, Nike, for adapting its popular Air Max 97 shoes without its consent or authorisation. On Monday 2...
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