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Federer hopeful Nike will serve up its trademark
Jul 4, 2018
Roger Federer signed to the Nike brand in 1994 as a promising youngster. It couldn't have been known at the time that he would go on to become inarguably the best tennis player of ...
Harry Popper and the Supreme Court Trade Mark Battle
Jun 26, 2018
Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, the American entertainment company behind the Harry Potter films, has been fighting a ten-year trade mark battle that has recently ended. The succes...
EU General Court says Ralph Lauren mark 'Polo' has enhanced distinctiveness
Jun 20, 2018
It has been confirmed by the EU General Court that Ralph Lauren's word mark 'Polo' has enhanced distinctiveness as the result of an opposition that was first filed three years ago ...
Louboutin successfully defend their red sole trade mark
Jun 15, 2018
Christian Louboutin, the French fashion designer and man behind the Louboutin shoe, has been victorious in a recent court battle concerning the famous red sole that characterises t...
UK Supreme Court gives judgment in ISP costs-bearing dispute
Jun 13, 2018
The UK Supreme Court ("UKSC") has given judgment in a significant appeal concerning who should bear the costs of implementation of injunctions to block access to websites participa...
Don't say Velcro, says Velcro.
Jun 6, 2018
Last year Velcro released a music video (here) urging people to use the correct name for 'hook and loop' fastening systems. It has now followed that up with another video, sung by...
Whirlpool in a spin
Jun 5, 2018
Whirlpool is suing an alleged counterfeiter over goods that is says infringe one of its patents and are sold under its trademarks. Whirlpool alleges that Pricebreak is using tradem...
Film producers cross Sesame Street
May 30, 2018
STX Productions, the company producing the upcoming film Happytime Murders, is facing a lawsuit from Sesame Workshop, the creators of the famous children's TV show Sesame Street. S...
The Sweet Smell of Success
May 23, 2018
Hasbro, the American multinational toy maker, has successfully trade marked the scent of one of their most popular products, Play- Doh. In February 2017, the company filed its appl...
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....
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...
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