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.

Bondi Beach in trademark spat with Abercrombie & Fitch

In March 2014, Abercrombie & Fitch became the registered owners of the Bondi Beach trademark that they use on a range of beauty products including lotions, sprays, and fragrances. Up until 2015, they used this same trademark in Australia and since leaving the...

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Amazon takes a shot at Glamazon in latest trademark case

U.S. online retail giant, Amazon, is suing an Australian retailer, Live Clothing, for trademark infringement over the use of the word Glamazon. The Perth-based retailer has been the registered owner of the trademark for the term 'Glamazon' under the clothing, footwear...

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Kim Kardashian West’s makeup brand in trademark battle

Kim Kardashian West's new makeup brand - KKW - has been accused of trademark infringement this week by a New York based cosmetic artist, in a federal lawsuit. Kirsten Kjaer Weis claims the KKW brand is likely to cause confusion with her products and is calling for the...

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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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