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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 ...
Disney Hoping For A Happy Ending In Zootopia lawsuit
May 31, 2017
Esplanade Productions, the company owned by screenwriter and Hollywood veteran star Gary Goldman, filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney company back in March 2017 alleging that W...
Uber Auto Drives Into Costly Google Dispute
May 26, 2017
In March, we reported on a new legal dispute between Waymo, a subsidiary of Google's parent company - Alphabet Inc, and Uber. The dispute arose after Waymo accused Uber of stealing...
Cheese Case Kicks Up A (Copy)right Stink
May 24, 2017
For some time now there has been a long held want from brand owners to expand intellectual property rights to cover unconventional aspects of products. For example, there has been ...
America's Trade Secret Theft Epidemic Continues
May 23, 2017
Just two weeks ago we reported on how China is steadily becoming one of the biggest culprits of American Intellectual property theft, and now the events of the last week have given...
China's impact on US intellectual property
May 11, 2017
It has been said that China is the biggest offender of intellectual property (IP) theft against US entities and companies. A country that has historically been known for great inve...
EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling
May 2, 2017
The long-awaited decision in the Filmspeler case, concerning the legality or otherwise of set-top boxes, was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week. T...
Adidas - 3 Stripes And You're Out
Apr 18, 2017
We have previously written here about the ongoing issues surrounding Adidas and their 3 stripe logo. The latest episode in this long running saga has now been written. On this occa...
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'...
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...
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...
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