Under Armour falls foul of CAP Code for claim that shirt reflects energy onto your muscles

An Under Armour Ad for the "Men's UA RUSH Compression Long Sleeve" baselayer has been found to be misleading due to the claims stating that the: "baselayer has been tested and proven to improve strength and endurance". Steph Curry may be using the bio ceramic compression base layer, but as of yet there does not …

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The IP-ologist: The Intellectual Property in The Last Dance, Michael Jordan, and the Jumpman logo

The Last Dance on Netflix is a unique take on the story of Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls - the attempt at a second three-peat that would guarantee his place as the greatest basketball player of all time. During the 10-part series we have seen the disputes with the front office, the …

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The ASA vs Zoella and ASOS: Influencers, ad-law and an instagram post

The ASA recently came to a decision which showed that even the most experienced influencers can get ads wrong sometimes.  Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella (and perhaps one of the "original" influencers), posted an instagram story featuring an image of herself wearing a floral maxi dress last summer and it was found to breach the CAP …

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Roger Federer, Nike, and the RF logo – The Second Set

Roger Federer has been the come back kid in his tennis career many times before. He currently holds the record of winning matches after being two sets to love down. The 2018 comeback season that saw him take home two Grand Slams (Australian Open and Wimbledon) as well as the "Sunshine Double" of Miami and …

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ASOS rolls out Augmented Reality to help consumers see different dress sizes

ASOS recently announced that it was trialling an augmented reality dress fit tool that would enable customers to see how items would look on a variety of different sized models. Developed in partnership with augmented reality company Zeekit, See My Fit allows customers to make more informed decisions by showing how products look on different …

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A trade mark must be two things: classy and fabulous – CoCo Chanel loses TM Opposition to Madamecoco

Deha Magazacilik ev Tekstili Urunleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (hereafter “the applicant”) chose not to apply for a trade mark of the same name but instead made an application to register the trade mark MADAMECOCO back in January 2018.   Included in the specification was Class 35: "retail services connected with the sale of… …

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Comments about Serena Williams’ tennis catsuit have claws. But what about the Design Rights?

Tennis fashion took a hit earlier this week when it emerged that there was to be new dress code for the French Open.  Not content with renovating the tennis courts and the stands, Rolland Garros will implement a tennis wear dress code, which is thought will not be as strict as The All England Club.  Although details of the code are yet to be set in red clay, comments from Giudicelli set out that Serena Williams' catsuit, which lit up the tournament last year, will not be allowed.  By Rolland Garros following Wimbledon with a dress code it should be asked, would the catsuit have been allowed at SW19 if it had been in white?  We should also ask would an outfit worn by Roger Federer or Raphael Nadal have received such treatment?

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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