Warner Bros. makes Harry Potter Cafe disappear


Warner Bros Entertainment has sued a Harry Potter-themed cafe in Hong Kong for copyright infringement. The Hollywood film studio accused the "9 3/4 Cafe" in Hong Kong of infringing its copyright to its original artistic works and demanded damages. Warner [...]

Warner Bros. makes Harry Potter Cafe disappear2019-02-19T11:17:05+00:00

Assassins’ Greed


Timing is one of the most difficult issues in trademark protection. You can of course immediately try to register the trademark for many products and services. The truth is that many companies have tight budgets and have to choose what [...]

Assassins’ Greed2019-02-19T10:46:34+00:00

The Italians


A strong brand is worth a "million". For this reason we always recommend choosing a brand that only indirectly refers to the qualities of the product. Or better, does not refer at all and is a true word from the [...]

The Italians2019-02-19T10:36:55+00:00

FC Barcelona not happy with Barça Textile


FC Barcelona has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish company 'Barca textile', stating that the company is using the name Barca for commercial purposes. The Spanish top football club is also known by the name 'Barça'. Barca Textile has started [...]

FC Barcelona not happy with Barça Textile2019-02-19T10:27:16+00:00

Beats beats the D


Sometimes it is worthwhile to appeal a decision. A recent example is the opposition that Beats had filed against a D logo for identical products. In the first instance, Beats lost the opposition case: EUIPO did not find that the [...]

Beats beats the D2019-01-22T13:29:47+00:00

Three cars out


What do Bentley, Jaguar and Chevrolet have to do with each other? They are all car brands that have recently been subject to a trademark dispute in the EU. Bentley filed an opposition with the EUIPO against the Bentley application [...]

Three cars out2018-12-18T10:30:48+00:00

In Amsterdam We Trust


An Amsterdam souvenir shop is no longer allowed to sell its “In Amsterdam We Trust”-sweaters. A Dutch court has ruled in favour of the streetwear brand “In Gold We Trust”. It concerned a grey hoodie, with a text in white [...]

In Amsterdam We Trust2019-01-16T09:33:05+00:00

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 space2018-12-19T11:03:01+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?2018-12-18T10:12:13+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 logo2018-12-20T09:49:45+00:00
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