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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 ...
Award Winning Whisky Distiller's Success Against Giant Beer Brand
Feb 28, 2017
Jim McEwan, a well-known multi award winning whisky distiller from the Isle of Islay has found himself in a legal battle with Charles Wells, the company behind McEwans lager, after...
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...
Lacoste in crocodile trade mark clash
Feb 23, 2017
Fashion house Lacoste has lost a trade mark fight in the Supreme Court of New Zealand to Crocodile International, a Singapore based fashion label. This is not the first time that ...
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...
A shock result for the Tartan Army
Feb 20, 2017
The Scottish Court of Session in Tartan Army Ltd v Sett GmbH and Others  CSOH 22 has held that the claimant's allegations of trademark infringement and passing off were not s...
Reputation or goodwill?
Feb 17, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that a solicitor's reputation does not amount to goodwill as the basis for a passing off claim. The case, Bhayani & Anor v Taylo...
Kylie Minogue v Kylie Jenner trade mark dispute
Feb 15, 2017
Kylie Minogue has reportedly won a trade mark battle in the US over the name KYLIE. US reality television star Kylie Jenner filed a US trade mark application on 1 April 2015 for t...
Who is the average whisky consumer?
Feb 3, 2017
The EU's General Court has provided guidance as to who constitutes the average whisky consumer in order to resolve a trademark dispute. The General Court upheld the decision of the...
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...
Indian High Court rules on standing of a trademark licensee to sue
Jan 27, 2017
A recent decision of the Division Bench in the High Court of Delhi has sought to answer the question of what standing a trademark licensee has to bring trademark infringement proce...
Burberry succeeds in trade mark claim against rapper
Jan 12, 2017
The British fashion house Burberry has been victorious in a case against U.S. rapper Perry Moise, better known as Burberry Perry. Burberry had alleged that Moise's use of his name ...
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