The LEGO twins (2)


We mentioned earlier an application in the EU of a LEGO look-alike man. And as expected, LEGO has problems with this trademark and has now filed an opposition. The trademark application against which an opposition has been filed has already [...]

The LEGO twins (2)2019-04-17T10:45:12+02:00

Tommy prevails in case against copycat logo


Although a consumer pays particular attention to words, many consumers also recognize brands by a logo or colors. And that is especially true if the logo in question is well-known. To protect the distinctiveness of a logo, it is useful [...]

Tommy prevails in case against copycat logo2019-04-16T16:12:14+02:00



Monster Energy is a well-known energy drink. Characteristic of this brand is the logo: three stripes that represent the claw print of a monster. This logo has been registered by Monster Energy in various ways for various products. When Monster [...]


KFC is flattered by imitations


If others are copying your brand you can send a cease and desist letter, or you can use it in an advertising campaign. Kentucky Fried Chicken must have thought the latter. The chicken fast-food chain has launched a major brand [...]

KFC is flattered by imitations2019-04-16T09:40:07+02:00

Notorious criminals


Game developer Rockstar Games has been sued by detective agency Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations because the name of the company is used in the game Red Dead Redemption 2. The detective agency sent a summons letter to Rockstar Games as [...]

Notorious criminals2019-03-19T09:31:15+02:00

Nada for Prada


Where many people seek certainty, in the legal world it is often the case that everything depends on the circumstances of the case. Annoying, because if you want to make a decision, you look for certainty. The Prada case illustrates [...]

Nada for Prada2019-03-21T09:20:50+02:00



In addition to counterfeiting, competitors also try to take advantage of the reputation and reputation of a brand in less far-reaching ways. The twilight zone is searched for trademark protection: if the trademark shows just enough differences from the well-known [...]

CALVIN COPY2019-03-21T13:12:23+02:00

Apple bite bites the dust


The Apple logo is unmistakably famous. If you see the logo with the bite from the apple, then you know immediately that you are dealing with Apple. This does not mean, however, that Apple can monopolize the "bite". For example, [...]

Apple bite bites the dust2019-03-20T14:22:39+02:00

Not so jolly


Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) is taking legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for trademark infringement after a Facebook post showing the restaurant’s “JoyRulBee” logo went viral. “Our legal team has been taking the necessary steps in order to [...]

Not so jolly2019-03-19T09:02:53+02:00

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+02:00
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