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Jul
31
2013

Absolutely Fab

fab

The online shopping community is preparing for a very big battle. Just Fab, a shoes and apparel e-commerce site that has recently raised $109 million, has filed a lawsuit against Fab.com, the other popular fashion commerce site (funding raised: $321 million). The fight is about, of course, the word “fab”. JustFab states that it has […]

Jul
29
2013

Mind the Gap (2)

Mind-the-Gap

An Indian recycling company that uses junk to create accessories, is fighting a legal trademark suit launched by US clothing giant Gap Inc demanding that the firm change its name. Green the Gap, an Indian company which runs three stores in the country, mainly sells accessories and home decor items made out of waste including […]

Jul
26
2013

Wine and dine and fine

castel

Castel, a large French wine merchant has lost its lengthy legal battle over the company’s trademark in China. The trademark infringement lawsuit was brought against Castel by Chinese wine distributor Panati Wine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Panati Wine is owner of the Chinese trademark Kasite (卡斯特), the phonetic rendition of Castel in Chinese. The Zhejiang Provincial Higher […]

Jul
25
2013

The new NSA-logo

NSA logo parody

Well yes, the NSA is spying on us. Us, citizins and users of internet but also governments of other countries.  Actually, every government is probably spying on everybody, but now Snowden has revealed this practice, a huge avalanche of critics started. And of course, this criticism is  justified. And what is the reaction of the […]

Jul
24
2013

Flip flop or slip up?

havaianas

Summer’s here! So out go the sweaters and socks. It’s flip flop time. So what are your favourite flip flops? Beware to buy the right ones. Chances are you love Havaianas: the immensely popular Brazilian flip flop. Simple, great comfort and available in many, many colours. But – in Holland – there’s something new on […]

Jul
23
2013

Facebook not happy with Facelook

Facelook infringement on trademark Facebook?

A hair salon in Dubai called Facelook can expect a severe letter, sent by Facebook. Although Facebook is still studying on this matter, it is clear that they do not appreciate the name and logo of this hair salon. According to the owner the logo’s are not the same: “For a normal guy, with a […]

Jul
22
2013

Flip or Flow?

flowboard-flipboard-icons

Flowboard. Flipboard. Are these name confusingly similar? The people behind the popular Flipboard app certainly think so. Brent Brookler, CEO of Treemo and creator of e-publishing iPad app Flowboard, says Flipboard has been threatening him with legal action since shortly after their app launched back in April, asking him to change the name of his […]

Jul
18
2013

Flynt versus Flynt

Trademark dispute between the Flynts

Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler, has started a lawsuit against his own brother, Jimmy Flynt. Why? Well, it is all about trademark infringement: the use of the name Flynt on a shop for (of course) erotic products. The full name of the shop is Jimmy Flynt Sexy Gifts-Naple. The trademark Flynt is belonging to Flynt, Larry Flynt. In the […]

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