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Supermac's fight against McDonald's continues
Apr 12, 2017
Supermac's is a fast food chain, founded in Ireland in the 1970's, by former teacher Pat McDonagh. The chain has become embroiled in brand battles with global heavyweight McDonald'...
Are You Feeling Lucky, Cyberpunk?
Apr 10, 2017
CD Projekt Red, the video game developer, publisher and distributor behind 'The Witcher', made a move that angered their fans last week. CD Projekt Red claim to be the 'industry l...
The Tales of Trump's Trade Marks
Apr 7, 2017
The Chinese have granted the newly elected president, Donald Trump, approval to 38 trade mark applications so that he can potentially look to expand and develop his business intere...
Mars In Out Of This World Trade Mark Dispute
Apr 6, 2017
Mars, the company behind some of the world's most recognisable chocolate brands, has started legal proceedings against a small Wisconsin based Chocolate Company, CococVaa. Syovata...
BrewDog's Bark Is Worse Than Its Bite
Mar 29, 2017
BrewDog, the brewery and pub chain, has came under scrutiny this week after taking legal action against a small family run pub. Now it appears the beer company is back pedalling in...
Deadmau5 Trapped In Intellectual Property Battle
Mar 27, 2017
It seems progressive house DJ, Deadmau5, is becoming accustomed to lawsuits regarding his intellectual property rights. In 2015, deadmau5 also known as Joel Zimmerman, found himsel...
Slimming World Serve ASDA A Lean Diet In Trade Mark Dispute
Mar 23, 2017
Slimming World, the organisation behind the lifestyle and weight loss management programmes, has become disgruntled over ASDA's attempts to use its trade marks on a new range of re...
Something's Got To Give In Marilyn Monroe Trade Mark Dispute
Mar 21, 2017
In the United States it is commonplace for celebrities to trade mark their names and reap the economic benefits in doing so. Examples of celebrities who are utilizing their intelle...
Trump's Trade Mark Tribulations Take Two
Mar 10, 2017
President Trump's apparently insatiable desire to promote and expand the Trump brand has made headlines again with the approval of his outstanding trade mark applications in China....
Adidas accused of trade mark bullying
Mar 8, 2017
In February of this year, the well-known German sportswear retailer Adidas threatened clothing retailer Forever 21 with legal action, over the use of stripes on six items of its cl...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Hasbro Hope For The Sweet Smell Of Success
Mar 3, 2017
It appears the desire to trade mark a scent is becoming increasingly important to companies and brands. Hasbro, the American multinational toy company, are the most recent company ...
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