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.


P&G loses trademark dispute over Olay image

Procter & Gamble Co. have lost a dispute on their claim that Solav's skincare trademark application of a stylized drawing of a woman’s face and brand name was similar to their trademark for Olay skincare. London company Nelovy Healthcare Ltd applied last year to...

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Prince’s estate files trademark for a shade of purple

The estate of the deceased musician Prince has reportedly filed a claim to trademark a particular shade of purple, which could bar media producers from using it. The posthumous foundation of Prince, Paisley Park Enterprises Inc, filed a trademark application for “Love...

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E-commerce Giant Alibaba wins infringement case

Alibaba won a preliminary injunction against Alibabacoin Foundation for trademark infringement. The Fortune 500 company opened a trademark infringement case against the cryptocurrency company for brand confusion. The injunction stops ABBC from using any materials...

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Watchmaker Orient wants ban on Galaxy smartwatch

Japanese watchmaker Orient wants Galaxy smartwatch sales banned. Samsung changed the name for its smartwatches from 'Gear', to 'Galaxy', and prompted Orient to seek an injunction against Samsung, saying that it trademarked the “Galaxy” monikers for watches in 1984....

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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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