2021 saw some interesting intellectual property related issues hit the headlines. There was the “Free Cuthbert” movement when everyone got excited about the intellectual property in chocolate caterpillar cakes, parliamentary hearings on music streaming, a consultation on trade mark exhaustion, and even time for Monopoly to get into trouble with its trade mark. With it …
Ineos rule the road in trade mark win over Jaguar Landrover
Team Ineos doesn't just win road cycling events or sponsor marathon record attempts, they win at Intellectual Property Office as well. This time it was against Jaguar Land Rover. To see the route that Ineos took to oppose a 3D trade mark application by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), read on (unless you are currently driving …
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Brewdog in the Doghouse in Trade Mark Dispute
In May 2019 Brewdog received a decision to the opposition of an application it had made to register a trade mark. The mark which was subject to opposition related to the expanding range of business goods and services. The case is of interest because of a number of issues that arose out of the evidence, …
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Trek Bikes crashes out of trade mark application
Natural Balance Foods, the company behind TREK bars was successful in its opposition to a trade mark registration by Trek Bicycle Corporation.
Adidas Decision leaves Addicted going cold turkey in Trade Mark dispute
Adidas was successful in invalidating the ADDICTED trade mark which bore similarity to its famous trefoil mark.
Nike, Federer and the Intellectual Property of “RF”
Roger Federer stepped out on Centre Court today at Wimbledon to defend his gentlemen single’s title wearing all white. Well, all white except for the Uniqlo logo embroidered onto his tennis shirt. After numerous rumours top spinning around the tennis world that Nike and Federer would be parting company, a statement was released just before …
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