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Something's Got To Give In Marilyn Monroe Trade Mark Dispute
Mar 21, 2017
In the United States it is commonplace for celebrities to trade mark their names and reap the economic benefits in doing so. Examples of celebrities who are utilizing their intelle...
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....
Adidas accused of trade mark bullying
Mar 8, 2017
In February of this year, the well-known German sportswear retailer Adidas threatened clothing retailer Forever 21 with legal action, over the use of stripes on six items of its cl...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
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...
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