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Jun
3
2016

Double dribble

Double Dribble

An episode of Family Guy may be into some copyright issues. The cartoon show used a clip of the classic Nintendo console game “Double Dribble” from YouTube, rather than using an original clip. After that, the original video on YouTube was taken down by FOX, stating that the video infringed on the Family Guy copyright. The YouTube clip of […]

Feb
15
2016

Glee

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The hit show Glee could be forced to change its name after Fox has lost its trademark appeal. The American tv network has lost a trademark dispute over the name Glee, against a British comedy club of the same name. The Glee Club’s owner Mark Tughan filed a lawsuit against the US musical comedy in 2011, claiming […]

Jul
17
2014

Sounds good

Protecting music and tunes as a trademark is increasingly popular, especially large companies like McDonald’s to BMW that have a distinctive tune are registering these kind of non traditional trademarks. As the OHIM is accepting mp3’s as reproduction of the trademark, filing sound marks has become easier and more transparent. Till that moment sound marks […]

Jul
7
2011

Imaginary trademarks

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A nice thesis: is an imaginary brand also a valid trademark? Example, the Nimbus 2000, Harry Potters’ magic broomstick, the broomstick everybody wants to have! And in the movie Wall-E all local shops have been swallowed up in the almighty chain Buy ‘n Large. Another famous example is Duff Beer, the beer of Duff Brewery […]