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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 ...
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...
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