Trademark News

All the most recent news stories, updated every Thursday, to keep you informed of the events in an ever changing and fast paced industry.

Trademark battle for Ruthless Records

Eazy-E’s widow and son are in a legal battle over the late rapper’s label Ruthless Records, Billboard reports. Compton Records, owned by the rapper’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright, filed a trademark lawsuit on Tuesday against Eazy-E’s son Eric Darnell Wright (aka Lil...

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Trump loses trademark battle over iTrump

The President of the United States of America - Donald J. Trump - has been the headline of many news stories over the past year or so, including many within the trademark industry. While he and his daughter Ivanka have been heavily criticized for using their...

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SALES OF ‘GREY’ GOODS CAN BE A CRIMINAL OFFENCE

This guest story was written by Peter Nunn and Cassandra Hill from Mishcon de Reya. They can be contacted by email on peter.nunn@mishcon.com and cassandra.hill@mishcon.com for more information on this decision and any future queries you may have. The Supreme Court has...

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Mike Tyson takes on the Boxing Hall of Fame

Mike Tyson is suing the Boxing Hall of Fame for trademark infringement for allegedly using his face and name without permission. The Boxing Hall of Fame claims to own "one of the world’s largest collections of boxing display memorabilia.” The lawsuit was filed...

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Gucci files counterclaims against Forever 21

This week, Gucci filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 for allegedly using Gucci's trademarked stripes without permission. Within this filing, Gucci hopes to put an end to the feud between the two companies by including a motion to dismiss a complaint against Gucci that...

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Ford Challenges Lynk & Co for Sounding Too Much Like Lincoln

Geely Holdings Group has found itself at the center of a trademark litigation battle with Ford Motor Company, which industry experts have labeled a long-time coming. The litigation is over the application by Geely for 'Lynk & Co automotive moniker', which has been...

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INTA Launches Pro Bono Trademark Clearinghouse Pilot Program

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Pro Bono Trademark Clearinghouse. An initial two-year pilot program will take place in Germany and the United States, after which the Clearinghouse will be expanded to other...

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14th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

We are happy to inform you about the 14th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Top Business Women wanted! Internationally renown Business Award for Women Are Accepting Entries. The 14th Stevie Awards for Women in Business are looking for the world’s best female...

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