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, [...]


Cuban All Stars


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+02:00

Bad Peppie!


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+02:00

No uphill battle for Dunhill


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+02:00

Driving backwards


In France there seems to have been a battle between namesakes for some time. On the one hand Peugeot from the cars and on the other hand Peugeot from the family Peugeot, according to Wikipedia a conglomerate of companies in [...]

Driving backwards2019-09-18T08:16:47+02:00

What’s in a logo


Although a consumer, when seeing a brand, focuses mostly on words, graphic elements (including colors) will help make a brand recognizable. A red can with white italic letters? You immediately think of Coca-Cola. In most cases, registering a logo as [...]

What’s in a logo2019-09-16T10:33:19+02:00



adidas had some setbacks lately after being on the wrong end of some decisions, cancelling one of their three-stripes trademarks. What this means for its world-famous brand remains to be seen. Clearly, the German sports company has other things on [...]


Ray-Ban or Royo Bom?


The summer holidays are always a great moment to spot trademark infringements. As we often say: a trademark attorney is never really on vacation. This 'beauty' is spotted in Portugal, where a pair of good sunglasses are essential. It is [...]

Ray-Ban or Royo Bom?2019-08-20T11:54:09+02:00

Gaudi’s Barcelona


What do you call your hotel in Barcelona? Not quite original, but very suitable is the name Gaudi, the architect who has embellished Barcelona with his buildings. And so it happened. The owner of the hotel Gaudi was smart enough [...]

Gaudi’s Barcelona2019-08-22T10:21:48+02:00

Sink vs. Sink


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
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