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Beyonce Gets Déjà vu In Trade Mark Application
May 12, 2017
Music superstar Beyonce has previously tried unsuccessfully to trade mark 'Blue Ivy' the name of her daughter in the USA. Now she is trying again with an application to trade mark ...
Major League Baseball moves to strike out trade mark
May 10, 2017
Last week, Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP), of parent company Major League Baseball (MLB), opposed a US trade mark application for 'For Baseball Use Only', on the grounds t...
The Eagles band sues hotel over merchandise sales
May 5, 2017
It has recently come to light that American rock band, The Eagles, have started legal proceedings against a Mexican Hotel in Todos Santos. But what could these two entities possibl...
What are image rights?
Apr 27, 2017
With the news yesterday that HMRC had reportedly arrested multiple individuals working in the professional football industry in a bid to stamp out suspected tax evasion, the use of...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Raiders Relocation Rumours Spark Trade Mark Scrimmage
Apr 24, 2017
The Oakland Raiders, the professional American NFL team and franchise based in Oakland California, are rumoured to be relocating themselves to 'Sin City', Las Vegas. For many sport...
Ivanka Chinese Trade Mark Please Daddy
Apr 21, 2017
The Trump administration has thrown up more ethical concerns over the potential conflict between the Trump family's business empire and their role in the executive branch of the Un...
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'...
Are You Feeling Lucky, Cyberpunk?
Apr 10, 2017
CD Projekt Red, the video game developer, publisher and distributor behind 'The Witcher', made a move that angered their fans last week. CD Projekt Red claim to be the 'industry l...
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...
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