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.


Counterfeit products fool one in four UK consumers

More than a quarter (26%) of UK consumers have been fooled into buying a counterfeit product while shopping online in the last 12 months, according to an independent report released by online brand protection providers, Incopro. The report, titled ‘Counterfeit...

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Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick files to trademark his image

Colin Kaepernick has filed to trademark his Image. Kaepernick's company - Inked Flash- filed on October 5 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a black and white image of his face and hair in several categories, like clothing, toys, candy and mugs. The filing...

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Colgate take Dutch toothpaste company to court

Netherlands-based company PrevDent was taken to the US District Court by Colgate-Palmolive yesterday over alleged trademark infringement. Colgate accused PrevDent International and its US affiliate of infringing Colgate trademark ‘PreviDent’ - something the company...

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Cafe Must Change Its Name after MoMA Suit

Cafe and art gallery MoMaCha must change its name, logo and website after a hearing which had the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) saying it infringed on its trademark. This preliminary injunction ordered the cafe to stop “using, displaying or promoting MOMA or MOMACHA...

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£50,000 worth of fake goods seized in England

Counterfeit goods worth up to £50,000 were today seized in Shropshire, England, with a 28-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of possession of the counterfeit merchandise. Among the confiscated items were football shirts, hair straighteners, and 400 pairs of...

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