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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...
Nestlé Need To Have A Break Following KitKat Trade Mark Failure
May 18, 2017
In the continuing battle between Nestlé and Cadbury, the UK Court of Appeal has refused to register the shape of Nestlé's four fingered chocolate bar. Nestlé has used this shape s...
American Insurance Group sued for use of AIG mark
May 16, 2017
American Insurance Group (AIG) is facing legal proceedings in the US relating to use of the mark AIG. According to World IP Review, A.I.G Agency (the Agency) filed a claim against ...
Beyonce Gets Déjà vu In Trade Mark Application
May 12, 2017
Music superstar Beyonce has previously tried unsuccessfully to trade mark 'Blue Ivy' the name of her daughter in the USA. Now she is trying again with an application to trade mark ...
Major League Baseball moves to strike out trade mark
May 10, 2017
Last week, Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP), of parent company Major League Baseball (MLB), opposed a US trade mark application for 'For Baseball Use Only', on the grounds t...
The Eagles band sues hotel over merchandise sales
May 5, 2017
It has recently come to light that American rock band, The Eagles, have started legal proceedings against a Mexican Hotel in Todos Santos. But what could these two entities possibl...
What are image rights?
Apr 27, 2017
With the news yesterday that HMRC had reportedly arrested multiple individuals working in the professional football industry in a bid to stamp out suspected tax evasion, the use of...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Raiders Relocation Rumours Spark Trade Mark Scrimmage
Apr 24, 2017
The Oakland Raiders, the professional American NFL team and franchise based in Oakland California, are rumoured to be relocating themselves to 'Sin City', Las Vegas. For many sport...
Ivanka Chinese Trade Mark Please Daddy
Apr 21, 2017
The Trump administration has thrown up more ethical concerns over the potential conflict between the Trump family's business empire and their role in the executive branch of the Un...
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