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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Kanye West’s YZY trade mark registration faces challenge from USPTO
Jul 22, 2020
Kanye West’s first fashion label, Yeezy, has been the subject of a number of intellectual property disputes since its inception, despite it being massively successful and lucrative...
Adidas is Dealt a Blow in the EU General Court
Jun 20, 2019
Adidas has suffered a massive blow in the EU General Court this week after the court ruled that one of its three striped trade marks is not valid. The decision comes on the back...
'Slay in Your Lane' authors disgruntled by BBC
May 30, 2019
The BBC has come under fire this week after it has been accused of trade mark infringement in its new women's sport promotion. The promotion in question depicts the image of Briti...
BREXiT isn't offence: but it isn't a trademark either
May 17, 2019
While Brexit may evoke different emotions in different people, it was nonetheless surprising when the EUIPO's examiner denied the registration of the mark "BREXiT" on the ground th...
The Colour Purple: and what it meant to Prince
May 14, 2019
The estate of the musician Prince, the interests of which are represented by Paisley Park Enterprises ("PPE"), has been fighting a monumental, lengthy, and (we presume) incredibly ...
For Guns N' Roses it isn't all Rosé
May 10, 2019
Guns N' Roses, the legendary rock band, is suing the Oskar Blues Brewery for trade mark infringement in the US. Like most musicians the iconic rock band owns a great many trademar...
LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
Apr 29, 2019
LEGO has succeeded in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy ("UDRP") complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO"). WIPO's UDRP complaint procedure i...
This counterfeit piggy went to market…
Apr 23, 2019
Entertainment One ("eOne"), the Canadian company that creates and owns the precocious but tedious Peppa Pig (and her family and friends) have been hard at work suing a plethora of ...
SCOTUS to consider offensive trade mark registration appeal
Apr 17, 2019
Erik Brunetti, owner of clothing label FUCT, has been in Court this week to put forward arguments in support of why his brand name should be afforded trade mark protection. In 199...
Applicant strikes back at Marvel trade mark opposition
Apr 10, 2019
Battles are usually illustrated in comic books, however, recent intellectual property news tells us of a trade mark opposition battle between comic book companies, Goode Enterprise...
Peppa Pig succeeds at the EU General Court
Apr 4, 2019
The EU figurative trade mark for the well-known children's character, Peppa Pig, has prevailed in a three-year invalidity battle against an EU figurative trade mark for what is de...
Hair Bear Bunch of Kardashians
Feb 27, 2019
The wider Kardashian family (including younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner) do not seem to be able to stay out of the intellectual property news lately. Perhaps that is becau...
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