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Gene Simmons' trade mark application withdrawn
Jun 27, 2017
It emerged last week that an application to register a hand-gesture as a US trade mark has been withdrawn. Most trade marks are either words or logos though a trade mark can take v...
Gene Simmons Trade Mark Gets Kiss Of Death
Jun 22, 2017
We have previously reported here on the news that KISS frontman, Gene Simmons, had applied to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a trade mark over his 'devil horn' hand ...
US Supreme Court rules on disparaging trade marks clause
Jun 21, 2017
In the UK, marks that are contrary to public policy or morality will be refused registration as trade marks. In the US, historically, marks that comprise matter which may be dispar...
Trump Nyets Russian Trade Mark Extensions
Jun 20, 2017
President Trump has faced repeated controversy over alleged ties to Russia and he has consistently maintained that he has no business links with Russia. It has emerged this week ho...
Kiss Frontman Applies To Trade Mark 'Devil Horn' Gesture
Jun 16, 2017
This week details emerged regarding KISS frontman, Gene Simmons, and an application at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it has emerged that...
SONY Has A Sad Face Over Emoji Movie Dispute
Jun 13, 2017
This year, Sony Picture Studios, the American Entertainment Company, are planning on releasing a new film entitled 'The Emoji Movie'. For those of you not familiar with the term 'e...
Australian tennis star in court battle
Jun 9, 2017
Two unlikely parties, Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis and cereal giant, Kellogg's, have become embroiled in a legal dispute in Australia. But what do these two parties ha...
Protecting trade marks overseas
Jun 7, 2017
Jaya Mandelia and Namrita Kochhar of Indian Law Firm, Singh & Singh, have recently written an article, which can be found here, highlighting the problems being faced by brand owner...
Dunkin' Donuts Not So Sweet In Trade Mark Dispute
Jun 1, 2017
The US based donut and coffeehouse company Dunkin' Donuts, which operates from more than 11,300 locations worldwide, has sought to protect its slogan 'America Runs on Dunkin' from ...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Miss Universe Trade Mark Lawsuit Could Turn Ugly
May 22, 2017
It emerged last week that IMG universe, the company behind the Miss Universe Pageant, has commenced legal proceedings against Czech Republic based company Diamonds International Co...
Tinder does not fancy one-man dating app
May 19, 2017
Tinder, the location based dating app, has made moves to stop a new dating app from trade marking the name Shinder. The Shinder dating app was created by Shed Simove, described as...
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