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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....
Former NFL Star Seeks To Mimic Trump Slogan
Feb 24, 2017
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has submitted an application for a trade mark to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Whilst this may seem mundane, the subject matter of the tr...
Dirty Dancing put in the corner by trade mark refusal
Feb 22, 2017
Despite the huge success of the theatre show DIRTY DANCING, the EUIPO has refused to register a trade mark application for the mark DIRTY DANCING on the grounds that the mark is de...
Melania Trump; a first for a First Lady over brand damage
Feb 10, 2017
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, has brought a claim against the Daily Mail saying that her lucrative personal brand was damaged by an online article that allege...
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...
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