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Fitbit alleges trade mark infringement
Jan 11, 2017
US technology fitness company Fitbit has filed a lawsuit at the US District Court for the Northern District of California against several defendants. The defendants include Lagua...
Clashes in titanic trademark dispute
Jan 5, 2017
Since the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the name of the ocean liner has been used for numerous enterprises. Recent legal proceedings have highlighted this in a trademark dispute ...
Jaguar Land Rover A Suitable Defender Of Their Trade Mark Registration
Jan 4, 2017
A recent High Court decision has prevented a Canadian car manufacturer from using the mark DEFENDER for their off road vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover, who used the mark DEFENDER for ...
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...
3D trademarks used alongside brand names
Dec 19, 2016
A recent application for revocation of a 3D European Union Trademark (EUTM) has provided some interesting insight into 3D trade marks in the EU. A German company registered a 3D t...
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...
Michael Jordan Scores A Slam Dunk In China
Dec 14, 2016
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has scored an important victory for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in China. The People's Supreme Court in China issued a decision...
'Glee' Fight Goes On To Supreme Court
Dec 13, 2016
We have previously reported on one of the more well-known trademark stories of the past year concerning a legal battle over the name 'Glee'. Aspects of the case are now due to be h...
Part 36 Offers and Fixed Costs
Dec 12, 2016
A part 36 offer is designed to offer parties a means of seeking to resolve proceedings which offers incentives to both parties to a dispute to settle. The incentive is actually the...
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...
Iceland Trademark Dispute Heating Up
Dec 1, 2016
Further to our previous story with regards to Iceland seeking to challenge the European wide trademark which Iceland Foods holds over the word 'Iceland', it appears that things are...
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...
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