/Infringement

Forbes versus Forbes

2019-11-26T14:20:44+01:00

In trademark law, who comes first who serves first. This principle also applies to anyone who wants to use his own name (prename or surname) as a brand. It is not that because your name is Apple that you can [...]

Forbes versus Forbes2019-11-26T14:20:44+01:00

Not livin’ it up at the Hotel California

2019-11-26T14:08:50+01:00

Rock band The Eagles are suing a hotel over its name. The Eagles, perhaps best known for the 1976 classic "Hotel California" acquired the trademark for the name 'Hotel California' in the late 1970s. The hotel in question opened in [...]

Not livin’ it up at the Hotel California2019-11-26T14:08:50+01:00

Copy as you are (2)

2019-11-26T14:03:19+01:00

A California federal court recently ruled in favour of the grunge band Nirvana in an ongoing case against fashion label Marc Jacobs. In December 2018 Nirvana filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Marc Jacobs for stealing its iconic yellow and [...]

Copy as you are (2)2019-11-26T14:03:19+01:00

Don’t mess with the Escobar-brand

2019-11-26T14:00:23+01:00

If there’s one person whose intellectual property you don’t wanna mess with, it’s Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, the brother of the now-late drug overlord Pablo Escobar. Escobar Inc, the self-proclaimed rightful owner of the Pablo Escobar trademark, has won [...]

Don’t mess with the Escobar-brand2019-11-26T14:00:23+01:00

Champagne and art

2019-11-28T14:07:44+01:00

Champagne and art, a wonderful combination. But can you portray a bottle of Moët champagne in a work of art? Or can Moët successfully invoke its trademark right to prevent this? The Benelux Court of Justice had to consider this [...]

Champagne and art2019-11-28T14:07:44+01:00

Kim against KKW

2019-11-26T13:43:08+01:00

Late August, reality star Kim Kardashian West filed an opposition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opposing a Chinese company’s trademark registration for the initials ‘KKW’. The trademark was applied for products including boom boxes, mobile phone cases, [...]

Kim against KKW2019-11-26T13:43:08+01:00

Fruitsuit

2019-10-14T11:18:32+01:00

For an interesting opposition case, we are traveling to Italy this week where Apple has filed an opposition against an application of the trademark Pineapple. Although both pineapple and apples are fruit names and are part of a healthy diet, [...]

Fruitsuit2019-10-14T11:18:32+01:00

Cuban All Stars

2019-09-19T13:28:16+01:00

After the summer holidays, our trademark attorneys return back to their desks, doing what they do best: assisting client with all their trademark issues. But not before they have shared their holiday stories and their holiday infringements. Today a clear one: [...]

Cuban All Stars2019-09-19T13:28:16+01:00

Bad Peppie!

2019-09-19T13:28:55+01:00

Sometimes you see a product and you can’t quite put your finger on it what’s wrong. It looks like a product you know. It is the name? Is it the colour? Then it hits you. It’s the font!  It may be [...]

Bad Peppie!2019-09-19T13:28:55+01:00

No uphill battle for Dunhill

2019-09-16T10:47:55+01:00

British luxury brand Alfred Dunhill has been awarded 10 million yuan (US$1.44 million) in damages on Wednesday after a 'groundbreaking' decision by a Chinese court found a local rival guilty of trademark infringement and unfair competition practice. Danhuoli had originally [...]

No uphill battle for Dunhill2019-09-16T10:47:55+01:00
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