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Nike’s flag fail

2019-07-20T16:49:24+02:00

It should have been the festive launch of a new pair of Nike Air sneakers, but the controversial design of the Air Max 1 USA threw a spanner in the works. It's the second time in a short time that [...]

Nike’s flag fail2019-07-20T16:49:24+02:00

Sink vs. Sink

2019-07-20T16:30:01+02:00

A South Carolina lawyer has sued his son for starting a law firm with the same name. George Sink Jr. might be the son’s legal name—but it’s weird for him to use it, his father alleges. Father and son, both [...]

Sink vs. Sink2019-07-20T16:30:01+02:00

Kim-oh-no!

2019-07-17T08:56:25+02:00

Kim Kardashian is being forced to change the name of her shapewear line after backlash from fans, who called her out for trying to trademark it. Kardashian‘s new shapewear line was initially named "Kimono", alluding to her first name 'Kim'. [...]

Kim-oh-no!2019-07-17T08:56:25+02:00

Véjà-vu

2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Sometimes, copycats make it easy to spot where they got their inspiration. This is low-cost retail chain Primark's attempt to ride the coattails of Veja's reputation. Veja's shoe is the one on the right, in case you didn't notice. Of [...]

Véjà-vu2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Strings attached

2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Gibson, the iconic guitar brand, has accused Dean Guitars of infringing on seven of its copyrighted designs, including the body shape of the Flying V. Explorer, SG and ES models in addition to the Dove Wing headstock design, the Moderne [...]

Strings attached2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows

2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

Brooke Shields, famous for the Blue Lagoon, has filed a lawsuit against makeup company Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers who she claims have infringed her famous eyebrows. Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers are alleged to have profited off [...]

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

Not so belle

2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Louis Vuitton is taking two Chinese shoemakers to court for allegedly copying the design of its popular Archlight sneakers. The French fashion house is suing Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear — both subsidiaries of Chinese shoe giant Belle [...]

Not so belle2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Wrath of the Maiden

2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Hard rock band Iron Maiden has launched a USD 2.000.000 trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. According to the band, the game’s title causes confusion among customers through its near-identical appearance to the Iron Maiden trademark, [...]

Wrath of the Maiden2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art

2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00

Artist Ai Weiwei is taking Volkswagen to court for copyright infringement, after the company published a magazine advertisement for the car VW Polo in 2017 that featured one of his art installations as a backdrop. Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist [...]

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00

Neymar gets his name back

2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00

Brazilian footballer Neymar has won a lawsuit over the registration of his name as a trademark. The General Court of the European Union confirmed the rejection of the trademark registration by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). A Portuguese man [...]

Neymar gets his name back2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00
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