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EUIPO takes big bite out of Big Mac
Jan 17, 2019
The EUIPO has handed down its judgment in the dispute between Irish fast food chain Supermac's and McDonald's. The dispute began in 2017 with Supermac's arguing that McDonald's was...
Fenty Family at War
Jan 16, 2019
Music artist Rihanna has made headlines this week after it has emerged that she is embroiled in a legal battle with her own father. The pop star, famous for music tracks such as '...
Breakfast at Costco
Jan 10, 2019
Back in 2016 we reported on the dispute between luxury jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co (Tiffany) and US wholesaler, Costco. The article can be read here. The dispute, which arose...
Lontex kick Nike with a trade mark infringement claim
Jan 4, 2019
Sportswear giant Nike Inc has been accused of trademark infringement by fellow American competitor, Lontex Corporation. Lontex has claimed Nike has used its branding term, 'Cool Co...
Hakuna Matata no more for Disney
Dec 20, 2018
Hakuna Matata, the Swahili term for 'no worries' or 'no problem' that became synonymous with Disney classic 'the Lion King' is at the centre of a dispute this week in which Disney ...
Do you know your Bentley from your Bentley?
Dec 14, 2018
A High Court claim has been commenced by Brandlogic, which operates the clothing brand 'Bentley'. It has brought proceedings against Bentley Motors Limited, the British luxury car ...
Cabaret v Takeaway in Moulin Rouge dispute
Dec 13, 2018
We don't often get a chance to report on an intellectual property issue quite so local as this one: a Gateshead takeaway has been involved in a dispute with the owners of Paris nig...
UKIPO blows away Superdry's trade mark opposition
Nov 27, 2018
Superdry, the UK clothing brand, have succeeded in trade mark opposition proceedings brought by Wind Sportswear, a German sportswear brand. The opposition was filed by Wind after ...
Ivanka Trump granted new trade marks in China
Nov 8, 2018
Ivanka Trump's defunct company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, has been granted numerous trade marks by the Chinese government. The trade mark applications were registered against some qu...
Girls Scouts of the USA sue Boys Scouts of America
Nov 7, 2018
The Girl Scouts of the USA, the youth organisation founded in 1912 with the aim of empowering American girls, has filed a trade mark infringement lawsuit this week against the Boy ...
President Trump causes IP infringement stir... again
Nov 5, 2018
It was only 3 days ago we were reporting on the story of President Trump's use of Pharrell's song, Happy, and the criticism he was met with, not only from an intellectual property ...
Pharrell Williams far from happy with President Trump
Nov 2, 2018
US President, Donald Trump, has been warned from R&B artist, Pharrell Williams, to stop playing his music at political events. One of Pharrell's biggest hits, Happy, was the song o...
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