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Louboutin successfully defend their red sole trade mark
Jun 15, 2018
Christian Louboutin, the French fashion designer and man behind the Louboutin shoe, has been victorious in a recent court battle concerning the famous red sole that characterises t...
UK Supreme Court gives judgment in ISP costs-bearing dispute
Jun 13, 2018
The UK Supreme Court ("UKSC") has given judgment in a significant appeal concerning who should bear the costs of implementation of injunctions to block access to websites participa...
Don't say Velcro, says Velcro.
Jun 6, 2018
Last year Velcro released a music video (here) urging people to use the correct name for 'hook and loop' fastening systems. It has now followed that up with another video, sung by...
Whirlpool in a spin
Jun 5, 2018
Whirlpool is suing an alleged counterfeiter over goods that is says infringe one of its patents and are sold under its trademarks. Whirlpool alleges that Pricebreak is using tradem...
Film producers cross Sesame Street
May 30, 2018
STX Productions, the company producing the upcoming film Happytime Murders, is facing a lawsuit from Sesame Workshop, the creators of the famous children's TV show Sesame Street. S...
The Sweet Smell of Success
May 23, 2018
Hasbro, the American multinational toy maker, has successfully trade marked the scent of one of their most popular products, Play- Doh. In February 2017, the company filed its appl...
Jessica Alba fails in UK trademark opposition
May 21, 2018
Jessica Alba's ethical household products business, The Honest Company, has failed to prevent the registration of the mark "Honestly Hope" by the cosmetics brand of the same name. ...
Court walks backwards and forwards in trainer dispute
May 18, 2018
Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen delivered a contradictory verdict for Adidas in their case against Sketchers at the US District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division....
Burberry Target 'check' trademarks
May 11, 2018
Burberry has filed a claim against US retail giant Target for infringement of its famous 'check' trademarks. Although the claim was only filed last week, the dispute dates back to...
Dre v Drai US trade mark battle is over
May 9, 2018
In 2015 Dr Draion M Burch sought to trademark the name "Dr Drai" for use in his business selling audio books and seminars on gynaecology. Distinguished rapper, entrepreneur and mus...
You Can't Do That: says judge in Beatles trade mark dispute
May 8, 2018
Apple Corps (a music company founded to look after the interests of the Beatles and no relation of Apple Inc,) has won a permanent injunction against counterfeiters who were profit...
Indonesia publishes its first Madrid Protocol trademarks
May 4, 2018
The Madrid Protocol is a system of trade marking that allows a single application to be made designating multiple signatory countries ("an International Registration"). It is a way...
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