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May
8
2015

Jacob’s 66

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Marc Jacobs Files Suit Against 66 Websites for ‘Infringement and Counterfeiting Scheme’ Marc Jacobs is being sued by adidas, but fights back… against others. The fashion house has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against 66 different websites, including marcbymarcjacobsinc.com, marcjacobsmarc.com and BitcoinFashion.net. These websites operate using Jacobs’ trademark without his consent. Moreover, Jacobs claims they are selling counterfeit […]

Sep
18
2014

Independent Scotland?

With bated breath everyone in the UK will await the outcome of the Scottish referendum. Will Scotland vote for its independence? Will Scotland no longer be a part of the United Kingdom? For most trademark owners a Scottish independence will not change many things. Scotland will probably remain member of the European Union and European […]

Dec
7
2012

Eat mor chikin (2)

Chick-fil-A Inc., a US fast-food chain that serves chicken, filed a complaint in its battle against a parody website. We did a post earlier about Chik-fil-A, mainly because or them amazingly cool ads (cows that walk around with signs saying ‘Eat mor chikin’). The company objected to the registration of the domain name www.chickfilafoundation.com with […]

Jul
8
2011

Beer, babes & domain names

It seemed like a great idea at the time. During the last soccer World Cup in South Africa, Dutch brewery Bavaria hired a bunch of good looking girls, dressed them in a sexy, orange (color of the Dutch soccer team) “Bavaria-dress” and made them cheer. Because the girls were pleasing to the eye, the camera’s […]

Jun
20
2011

.brand? Really?

Today ICANN approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings (called generic top-level domains or gTLDs). One of which is the .brand-extension. Something to watch out for. For trademark owners, that is. According to ICANN the new gTLDs will change the way people find information on the Internet and how […]

May
29
2011

URL-hell

Are you planning a website about airports, ticket prices, unfaithful husbands and wives or a talking pig, and you want an easy, generic domain name? Then you better pull out some cash, because these (already registered) domain names do not come cheap. As a trademark owner it is sometimes possible to claim a registered domain name that has been […]