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.


Record trademark filings in 2016, according to the WIPO

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks, and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization reports. Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up 8.3%...

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CITMA publishes Brexit business case

This week, CITMA published its business case which sets out why the rights of Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys to represent clients and businesses before the EUIPO is of paramount importance and why those rights must continue after Brexit. The report sets out the...

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Adidas and Art Basel settle infringement suit

The ongoing case between Art Basel and Adidas has been settled, Art Basel have confirmed. Although the terms cannot be published, Adidas claim they "regret" their actions and are "pleased that the lawsuit filed by Art Basel has been settled amicably.” The lawsuit was...

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Starbucks loses ruling to Morinaga Milk

A trademark battle between coffee giant Starbucks and a Japanese dairy company has come to a close this week with Starbuck's trademark opposition being thrown out by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos). Morinaga Milk will now be allowed to file for...

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Velcro wins TM ruling

A litigation battle between Velcro Companies and YKK corporation has come to an end this week after a jury decided that Velcro Companies' VELCRO® Brand fasteners do not infringe YKK's patent. The case first began in August 2013 when YKK sued Velcro Companies – its...

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Paypal and Pandora streaming settle lawsuit

Legal action against streaming service Pandora has been dropped this week after PayPal managed to reach a settlement with the music company. It is unclear at the moment what the full terms of the settlement will mean. The case began in May this year when confusion...

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Amazon face trial against Daimler AG

In the latest lawsuit against, Daimler AG alleges the online marketplace are willingly selling counterfeit products. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles this week over the sale of alleged fake Mercedes-Benz wheel center caps. As...

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Wu-Tang Clan sues dog walking company

Hip-hop group - Wu-Tang Clan - have started a trademark infringement suit this week after they discovered similarly named, Brooklyn-based, dog walking company Woof-Tang Clan. Owner of Woof-Tang Clan, Marty Cuatchon, filed a trademark for the name on June 8th 2017,...

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AAA accuses lodging service company of trademark infringement

In the latest lawsuit (case number 3:17-cv-02232-JAH-WVG) to hit the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the American Automobile Association are suing Quality Inn over alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition. American Automobile...

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