Iron Maiden’s holding company have launched a $2 million trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. The lawsuit, filed at the Central District of California court on 28th May, accuses creators 3D Realms Entertainment of using an “incredibly blatant"...
Mastercard’s GC, Global Businesses to Present Keynote Speech at Upcoming European Corporate Counsel Summit
marcus evans Summits is proud to announce Eileen Simon, General Counsel - Global Businesses at Mastercard as a Keynote speaker at the European Corporate Counsel Summit taking place from the 16-17 June, 2019 at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland....
International Trademark Association (INTA) members should help stop the propagation of counterfeits, according to association president David Lossignol. This comes after INTA released a report which showed up to 79% of 18-23-year-olds surveyed had purchased...
Following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a new Trademark Examination Guide for marks covering cannabis and cannabis-related goods and services. Specifically, the Examination Guide addresses the...
A new study published by the International Trademark Association (INTA) showed 79 percent of 18-23-year-olds surveyed bought a fake version of a branded product in the year prior to the study, and only 48 percent believed it was morally wrong to buy a counterfeit....
A House of Commons summit has thrown the spotlight on how British businesses need to educate themselves on intellectual property (IP) and how it can help them succeed in a tough economic climate – or if Britain leaves the EU. Top IP institutions, law firms,...
Car manufacturer BMW prevails against the Finland-based rim manufacturer Vannetukku.fi Oy using signs similar to world-famous automotive trademarks of BMW for car parts (Decision of the Regional Court of Frankfurt/Main, case No 2-06 O 169/17, 28 January 2019). Car...
U.S. president Donald Trump yesterday signed a memorandum that aims to stop the trafficking of counterfeit and pirated goods. The memorandum, outlines policies aimed at tackling counterfeits online and the administration's goal to “protect American businesses,...
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Christian Louboutin secured a victory in its long-running red sole case against Dutch footwear brand Van Haren. Van Haren launched a collection of high-heeled shoes complete with red soles in 2012. Paris-based Louboutin, who own the lacquered Chinese red sole,...read more
Confectionery giant Cadbury has given up its claim to the trademark on the color purple, having used the colour since 1914. The company lost the trademark to this particular shade at the Court of Appeal last year after a case launched by Nestle which claimed trademark...read more
Lawyers have told the Electronic Frontier Foundation that, for the second time in a month, their legal claims were sent in error. Lawyers representing British fashion company ASOS sent a email to an EFF attorney, apologizing for the recent cease-and-desist letter over...read more
The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval of another five trademarks for Ivanka Trump’s company this month. Four trademarks, including child care centres, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were approved on Sunday, with a fifth for brokerage, charitable...read more
Rihanna has sued her father for suggesting that a business venture he set up in 2017 is associated with her Fenty brand. The international popstar - real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty- filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday accusing father Ronald Fenty...read more
McDonald’s has lost its European trademark rights for its Big Mac burger after a legal battle with Irish chain Supermac’s ended last week. Supermac’s brought a case against McDonald's to the EU Intellectual Property Office two years ago, accusing the fast-food chain...read more
The US Supreme Court agreed to a hearing for a case brought by a clothing line named "Fuct" whose registration was refused by the government on grounds of vulgarity. The street-wear brand, founded in 1990 by Los Angeles-based designer Erik Brunetti, was initially...read more
Costco was ordered to pay $25 million dollars for using the Tiffany & Co. name for selling unauthorized branded Tiffany diamond engagement rings. The New York-based jewellery company has been in and out of court with the multinational retail corporation since...read more
Vans and its parent company are suing British retailer Primark for allegedly copying the designs of two of its iconic skateboard trainers. The lawsuit, filed in a New York federal court earlier this month, cites trademark infringement, unfair competition and false...read more
Pocket lighter maker BIC Corporation filed a Section 337 infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking to stop the importation of infringing pocket lighters. BIC also filed a complaint in the Eastern District of New York with...read more
Amazon is being sued for allegedly copying one of Williams-Sonoma's protected chair designs. Williams-Sonoma filled a trademark and design patent infringement lawsuit in a federal court in California against the American e-commerce giant. With its “cutout back, and...read more
New research findings by Red Points, the Barcelona-based IP detection and enforcement company, shows that 1 in 3 shoppers would stop buying an electronic brand if they found fakes online. Furthermore, 15% of respondents said they would switch to a competitor or...read more
Counterfeiters are capitalising on Christmas; this is according to new research by brand protection company MarkMonitor. One in three (30%) consumers has inadvertently bought a fake product, with 68% of the counterfeit items being bought as Christmas presents. The...read more
A new report out today reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services. The research, carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the...read more
The European Union Intellectual Property Office has denied an appeal by famous golf course St Andrews to register their name as a trademark. St Andrews links wanted the name of the Scottish coastal town to be protected in order to stop other companies around the world...read more
Cadbury today lost their appeal to trademark the color purple. The case concerns Cadbury’s registered UK trademark for the color purple, which states “The mark consists of the color purple (Pantone 2685C) as shown on the form of application, applied to the whole...read more
Scooter distributor violates BMW’s trademark rights by promoting a “Mini”/”mini”/”MINI” electronic scooter series
Background There already is a “MINI” car on the market and it’s popular, so why not link it to our new “Mini” series of electronic scooters? And so they did. Chinese manufacturer Ninebot (Tianjin) Tech Co., Ltd. (“Ninebot”), which acquired U.S. scooter company Segway...read more
Red Bull's attempt to oppose the trademark registration for a beverage company called "Big Horn" over their logo has failed with the EUIPO.Citing brand protection, Red Bull argued that the logos were too similar, as both feature bulls and a yellow background, but Big...read more
Close to one in 10 UK consumers (9%) who have bought a counterfeit product online in the past year have been injured as a result of purchasing the item, according to an independent report by online brand protection company, Incopro. Of those consumers who have been...read more
IP experts from Latin America and Europe have arrived in Mexico City to take part in three events organised by IP Key LA, an international cooperation project in the field of IP under the direction of the European Commission, and executed by the European Union...read more
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