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.

Overwatch League’s logo could cause trouble

A procedural filing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that Major League Baseball may be planning to challenge the new Overwatch League's logo. In late April, MLB requested a 90-day extension of time to oppose the Overwatch League's application for a...

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Red Bull in TM fight in China

Uncertainty is growing for Red Bull creator T.C Pharmaceutical Industries Co. due to an ongoing trademark dispute in China. The creator and owner of Red Bull has sued a Chinese packaging supplier, ORG Packaging Co. Ltd., accusing them of unauthorized use of Red Bull’s...

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Chanel victorious in protecting their mark

The Chanel double-C logo is arguably an iconic symbol that consumers would instantly recognize as the global brand after being broadcast on fashion pieces, runways, and advertorials. This week, Chanel was victorious in a battle to protect their trademarked shape...

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Chicago Vape Company sued by Wrigley’s

As most people will know, Vapes - or E-Cigarettes - create flavors like Strawberry or Chocolate for consumers to inhale to make the process of smoking taste and smell slightly better, as well as being healthier than smoking normal cigarettes. However, a Chicago vape...

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Mother Teresa’s sari gains trademark rights

Mother Teresa is known, primarily, for her lifelong dedication to helping the poor, which earned her the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Secondly, she is known for her blue and white striped sari that she apparently bought the same day in 1948 that she left her Kolkata-based...

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Moët Hennessy victorious in Hong Kong case

The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled in favor of Moët Hennessy this week against Acker Merrall & Condit for trademark infringement and passing off. The judgment means auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has been ordered to...

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Intel and John McAfee settle trademark litigation

In the case of McAfee et al v Intel Corp et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 16-06934, a settlement has been reached. A lawsuit between John McAfee (creator of eponymous antivirus computer software) and Intel has been settled amicably,...

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Rob Gronkowski’s trademark blocked by Nike

Nike are attempting to block the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski from finalizing a trademark application due to its similarities with Nike's 'Jumpman'. Gronkowski is one of Nike's endorsers, but the brand is anxious to allow him to pursue this on his own through...

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