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Kylie Can't Get Trademark Dispute Out Of Her Head
Jan 30, 2017
There are a select band of celebrities whose fame has reached such a level that they are known by one name only. Among these are stars such as Madonna and the late Prince. Kylie Mi...
Trump Already Eyeing Re-Election With Trademark Registration
Jan 20, 2017
It seems that even before beginning his first term in office, Donald Trump has his sights set on a second term as President of the United States. The President-elect has already po...
Trump's Trademark Tribulations
Jan 18, 2017
It is well known that US President-Elect Donald Trump owns an international real estate empire and there has already been speculation that if he maintains his business interests he...
Disney Races Away In Cars Copyright Victory
Jan 9, 2017
Disney has secured victory in a Chinese intellectual property dispute which demonstrates that western brands are having more success in enforcing their rights in China. In the sum...
Alibaba re-listed as a top US counterfeit concern
Dec 22, 2016
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company which provides sales services to both consumer and business users has been placed back onto the United States Trade Representative (USTR) of...
Rick Ross Masterminds Victory In Trademark Dispute
Dec 21, 2016
American rapper Rick Ross has won a legal dispute over the trade mark MASTERMIND. Ross released his sixth album titled Mastermind in 2014 and he also named his recent tour mastermi...
Beyonce Faces Copyright Lawsuit Over Use Of Logo In Video
Dec 20, 2016
Beyonce is facing a lawsuit in the USA over allegations of copyright infringement in her 'Drunk In Love' video. The singer is being sued by Dwayne Walker over the alleged use of th...
Nestle Left Needing To Take A Break Following Trademark Defeat
Dec 16, 2016
In January, the UK High Court ruled that Nestle could not register the shape of the four finger Kit Kat biscuit. Now the Swiss manufacturer have lost their case to register the Kit...
US Supreme Court Gives Latest Ruling in Apple & Samsung Fight
Dec 9, 2016
In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court has given a ruling in the long running case of Samsung v Apple which provides guidance on how damages in American patent cases should ...
Porsche Race Away In Trademark Dispute
Dec 7, 2016
Luxury German car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche, usually referred to as Porsche, have successfully invalidated several Benelux registrations for the mark P@RSCHE. The regi...
Victory For APAL Over Pink Lady Logo After A Second Bite Of The Apple
Nov 30, 2016
Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) own the Pink Lady brand for apples in numerous worldwide territories. They own the Pink Lady trademark in most territories, but in 2006 the...
EUIPO Rejects EU Trade Mark Registration For The Mark CAFFÈ NERO
Nov 16, 2016
In 2014 the CAFFÈ NERO Group Ltd filed two EU trade mark applications for the word mark CAFFÈ NERO and a figurative mark for the words CAFFÈ NERO on a blue background. The applica...
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