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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Much ado about trademark infringement
Feb 25, 2019
The Public Theatre, the group responsible for the internationally acclaimed "Shakespeare in the Park" theatre productions held each summer in Manhattan's Central Park, has filed a ...
Epic Games to sue Exciting Events over Fortnite Live Norwich
Feb 20, 2019
Fortnite's owner Epic Games is quite used to intellectual property litigation (or at least threats of it). However, it is now turning claimant in a dispute with Exciting Events, th...
Louboutin puts it's foot down on trade mark infringement
Feb 11, 2019
Back in June we reported on how Louboutin had successfully defended its red sole trade mark from Dutch fashion chain, Van Haren: the full article can be read here. In summary, Lou...
Start wearing purple wearing purple…
Feb 7, 2019
So sang Gogol Bordello in their gypsy punk hit in 2006. It was the band's breakthrough track and they have sadly failed to stay in the mainstream ever since. Cadbury, however, fear...
BURGER KING MOCKS MCDONALD'S WITH 'NOT BIG MACS' MENU
Feb 4, 2019
Recently McDonald's lost its trade mark battle with Irish chain Supermac's over its trademark rights in the words 'Big Mac' as McDonald's had dropped a Whopper by failing to prove ...
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...
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