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"Slabgate" escalates but proceedings may be some way off
May 22, 2018
In an intellectual property rights battle playing out on social media, Hotel Chocolat has accused Waitrose of infringing its IP rights by selling a new range of chocolates. Angus ...
Jessica Alba fails in UK trademark opposition
May 21, 2018
Jessica Alba's ethical household products business, The Honest Company, has failed to prevent the registration of the mark "Honestly Hope" by the cosmetics brand of the same name. ...
Court walks backwards and forwards in trainer dispute
May 18, 2018
Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen delivered a contradictory verdict for Adidas in their case against Sketchers at the US District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division....
Tinder and Tantan have finally matched on a settlement
May 16, 2018
Parent of Tinder, Match Group has filed a stipulation of dismissal against Chinese rival Tantan at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint, that Matc...
Apple and Samsung to go at it again
May 15, 2018
In 2012 Apple were awarded $1.05 billion when a jury found that Samsung had infringed on five patents covering technology in the iPhone. There was later a retrial, and after anothe...
Burberry Target 'check' trademarks
May 11, 2018
Burberry has filed a claim against US retail giant Target for infringement of its famous 'check' trademarks. Although the claim was only filed last week, the dispute dates back to...
99 Problems: is fraud one?
May 10, 2018
Shawn Carter (or Jay-Z as he is more commonly known) has seen his company Tidal accused of a serious royalties' fraud. The accusation is made by the Norwegian financial publication...
Dre v Drai US trade mark battle is over
May 9, 2018
In 2015 Dr Draion M Burch sought to trademark the name "Dr Drai" for use in his business selling audio books and seminars on gynaecology. Distinguished rapper, entrepreneur and mus...
You Can't Do That: says judge in Beatles trade mark dispute
May 8, 2018
Apple Corps (a music company founded to look after the interests of the Beatles and no relation of Apple Inc,) has won a permanent injunction against counterfeiters who were profit...
Indonesia publishes its first Madrid Protocol trademarks
May 4, 2018
The Madrid Protocol is a system of trade marking that allows a single application to be made designating multiple signatory countries ("an International Registration"). It is a way...
Design patent issues for the future of trucking
May 3, 2018
A lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against Tesla in respect of its planned new electric lorry, the Tesla Semi. Nikola, a designer and ma...
Jack Daniel's Take A Shot Against Whiskey Producers For Trademark Infringement
May 2, 2018
The makers of Jack Daniel's, the top-selling Tennessee whiskey, have become disgruntled over a look alike product that has hit shelves in the US. The whisky in question, entitled L...
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