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May
12
2014

Just a logo

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Fashion brand Roberto Cavalli is in the centre of a trademark dispute over their logo for the brand ‘Just Cavalli’. The emblem belongs to religious group MTO Shahmaghsoudi, so it claims. The emblem represents peace, purity and the name of God. Students of this school feel very strongly about the illegitimate use of this emblem […]

May
6
2014

Explicit trademark

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Would you be offended when you would see a trademark Pussy Motherfuckers? Trademarks such as Fucking Freezing have been refused earlier on by the OHIM and the application Pussy Motherfuckers remains in the examination status for months now, which tells us that the trademark has been refused, probably because the trademark is against morality. So, […]

May
5
2014

Swatch watches iWatch

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Apple is working on an iWatch, rumours have it. But can they name their new ‘wearable’ iWatch? That remains to be seen. Reportedly, watch company Swatch – that also owns the brands Omega, Breguet, Tissot and Longines -  is planning to block any attempts by Apple to trademark the ‘iWatch’ name, as it is too similar […]

Apr
30
2014

Surrealistic

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Time now for a defeat with surreal effects. Dali Theatre Museum is a famous museum in Figueres, Spain. Much of the work of the famous artist Salvador Dali is shown here. This museum has registered its mark in the European Union. Not their real name Theatre Museum Dali but MUSEO DALI – DALI MUSEUM. A clever […]

Apr
28
2014

The old Greeks

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Ajax Amsterdam. A historical football club. A club that has produced world famous players like Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp. A club with a “new” logo since 1991. But now the fans want ‘their’ old logo back. Ever since the logo has been changed in 1991, the hardcore supporters have been against […]

Apr
25
2014

King for a Day

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Since last year we, the Dutch, no longer have a Queen. We have a King. And this calls for new trademarks! Queen’s day, the legendary Dutch national holiday On April 30th, where everyone dresses and parties in orange, and parties, has been replaced by King’s Day. And it’s tomorrow, four days earlier than the original […]

Apr
24
2014

Champions league

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Champions League, a league for champions. At first sight, not a very distinctive trademark. But as we all know, distinctiveness is not a fixed value, it can be reduced (by dilution) and increase (by intensive use, popularity and reputation). The latter is certainly applicable to the Champions League, commonly known as the football league of […]

Apr
17
2014

Scottish whisky

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Scotch whisky is a multibillion industry, the export tops the 4 billion per year. One of the laws in IP: a successful will be hitchhiked. This was mainly in Australia a huge problem: The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) estimated that in Australia since 2005, two million counterfeit whisky bottles have been traded!But now there is […]

Apr
16
2014

Lights out

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Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike over his “Lights Out” brand. Merriman states he earned his ‘Lights Out’ nickname in high school, after knocking out four opposing players in one football game. He made things official by registering the nick name as a trademark. He has been using it ever since. In 2006/2007, according […]

Apr
15
2014

Explosive trademark

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Ever thought of using the form of a grenade for your energy drink? Well, the English company Grenade does. As description Grenade calls itself a fatburner, this could be the link to the grenade, which you can call a rather aggressive fat burner. At the end, this form is rather unusual and therefore distinctive for […]

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