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Give me space


As you might know our sister company Onel trademarks filed a court suit some years ago up to the Court of Justice in order to clarify what requirements are imposed on the geographic use of a European trademark. Is it [...]

Give me space2018-12-04T17:48:28+00:00

A magical coincidence?


The logo of a Turkish entertainment company appears to show great similarities with the logo of the amusement park "Toverland" (Magic Land), situated in the provence of Limburg, The Netherlands. At first glance, the logo of the Turkish company Sento [...]

A magical coincidence?2018-12-02T23:25:32+00:00

Apple logo against apple logo


You do not have to be a trademark lawyer to realize that a logo consisting of an apple with a bite can lead to problems. This is one of the most famous logos in the world that is also actively [...]

Apple logo against apple logo2018-11-28T17:51:41+00:00

This screams infringement


The makers of the "Scream mask" are trying to stop Boston Celtics player Terry Rozier’s use of the copyrighted image. Rozier, whose nickname is “Scary Terry,” has been supplementing his $3.1 million salary by hawking merchandise printed with a cartoon [...]

This screams infringement2018-11-26T23:25:12+00:00

Four letter words


HEMA is a well-known convenience store in the Netherlands. You can buy products like clothing to kitchen utensils here. Maybe you went into a HEMA when you visited the Netherlands (or cities as Paris where the HEMA can also be [...]

Four letter words2018-11-22T15:09:24+00:00

Wrecking ball for Miley Cyrus


Big brand problems in the European Union for the American world star Miley Cyrus. Her trademark application of MILEY CYRUS was rejected after an opposition of the company Cyrus Trademarks Limited (based upon the trademark CYRUS ) for a large [...]

Wrecking ball for Miley Cyrus2018-11-19T16:31:38+00:00

Not so happy


Pharrell Williams is not so ‘Happy’, and threatens to sue President Trump for using his song. Singer and artist Pharrell Williams has sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Donald Trump after the president played Williams' 2014 smash hit "Happy" at [...]

Not so happy2018-11-19T16:13:13+00:00



Although surfers tend to be relaxed people, surf company BILLABONG was not pleased with the new BILLA brand that was filed in the European Union (there are limits!). Therefore, Billabong filed an opposition against this trademark. Are BILLA and BILLABONG [...]

SURF AND TURF2018-11-19T16:05:31+00:00



Although it is still a ‘fast food’ chain, McDonald’s is moving towards healthier meals, reducing calories in its meals. This advertisement, spotted by one of our observant attorneys during his holiday, is an accidental extension of this trend.: an ad [...]


To play or not to play


What is the added value of a trademark specialist? Well, a lot. Of course, our opinion is coloured, but often you are better off with a clear advice or with a good defense in case of infringement matter. Trademark law [...]

To play or not to play2018-11-20T10:59:34+00:00
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