Gene Simmons is trying to trademark a hand signal

Gene Simmons is trying to trademark a hand signal

Gene Simmons believes KISS are to thank for the universal hand signal for rock and roll, and now he wants to trademark it. The KISS frontman has filed an application with the USPTO to gain ownership of the hand gesture, claiming the “devil horns” became a...

Practice Insight opens a new office in the US

A new office has been opened in the U.S. by the leading provider of intellectual property big data analytics software, Practice Insight, to enable them to meet the increasing demand for IP big data products in North America. The office has been established to increase...

Pirate Joe’s store shut down

A reseller of Trader Joe’s goods in Vancouver – Pirate Joe’s – is shutting down this week following an ongoing legal dispute. Trader Joe’s does not operate stores in Canada, so Michael Hallatt, the store’s owner, purchased products...
Bob Marley estate awarded $2.4 million

Bob Marley estate awarded $2.4 million

After a win at the California District Court, nearly $2.46 USD will be paid by Jammin Java Corp to two Bob Marley family-controlled companies for trademark infringement of the Marley name. The award amounts to full gross revenue from Marley Coffee products over a...

Kelloggs take Australian tennis player to court

Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis has been taken to court by Kellogg Co over allegations that he used their trademarked “Special K” for commercial purposes. The 21-year-old wants to use the moniker as a branding campaign across clothing and...