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Aug
22
2014

Fake Friday

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Fake is sometimes difficult to spot. We IP attorneys have made a job out of spotting fake and counterfeit goods. But sometimes it is easy, even for us. Either because it is sooooo obvious: or because it just says so: TGIF: Have a nice weekend!

Aug
21
2014

3D Homer

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The star of the recent Comic-Con event was Homer. A spectacular three-dimensional hologram of Homer. Homer just walked on stage during a session and made ​​small talk, as can be seen in the following video (this video has received almost a million views!). This appearance could also be last of  3D Homer as Hologram USA […]

Aug
20
2014

Intellectual paw-perty

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Luxury doggy treats, sold under the name Snaks 5th Avenchew. Funny? Well, not according to luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. “I didn’t think it will run into any issues, because there are so many parodies out there,” Carrie Sarabella said. The owner of Snaks 5th Avenchew mentioned dog boutiques Bloomingtails and Sniffany & Co. that, […]

Aug
19
2014

My rummy, your rummy

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Recently, the well-known game Rummikub was subject of a lawsuit in the Netherlands. This game is, as we read on Wikpedia, invented by Ephraim Hertzano in the thirties. The game became a huge hit in many countries over the world. The heirs and exclusive distributor Goliath objected to the My Rummy game of the German […]

Aug
14
2014

The burden of being famous

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After many years of procedural actions, there is finally a decision in the Irish opposition between the well known fashion brand Calvin Klein and calinkalin, a brand for (mainly) maternity wear. Calvin Klein argued that consumers could be confused. The Irish Trademarks Office should take into account that Calvin Klein is widely known which leads […]

Aug
13
2014

Fabergé diamonds (2)

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This week a US federal court ordered Faberge, a Brooklyn restaurant, to come up with a new name by the end of August. The restaurants was summoned by luxury jeweller Faberge to stop using their name. Restaurant Faberge opened last fall in Brooklyn New York, in a neighbourhood that has a large Russian immigrant population. […]

Aug
12
2014

The P of Pirelli

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The logo of Pirelli is an iconic logo. Especially the P in this logo. Since the P is the dominant part in this logo, Pirelli also has registered the sole P.  A defensive smart move as the P alone is now protected. But what if the P is always used in combination with the rest […]

Aug
11
2014

Te-Si-La (2)

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Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, finally resolved the trademark dispute that threatened their plans to sell electric vehicles in China, the world’s largest car market. As we posted earlier, Chinese business man Zhan Baoshen registered “Te Si La” in 2006, and is refusing to give the trademark up. Now Tesla Motors reached an agreement  with Zhan Baoshen to […]

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