/Infringement

Véjà-vu

2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Sometimes, copycats make it easy to spot where they got their inspiration. This is low-cost retail chain Primark's attempt to ride the coattails of Veja's reputation. Veja's shoe is the one on the right, in case you didn't notice. Of [...]

Véjà-vu2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Strings attached

2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Gibson, the iconic guitar brand, has accused Dean Guitars of infringing on seven of its copyrighted designs, including the body shape of the Flying V. Explorer, SG and ES models in addition to the Dove Wing headstock design, the Moderne [...]

Strings attached2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Boss loss

2019-07-17T08:36:14+02:00

Registering your brand for many products and services is especially important for major brands. That way you don't have to file a new brand every time there is a brand extension. It is also easier for you to act against [...]

Boss loss2019-07-17T08:36:14+02:00

Double Jack

2019-06-20T10:13:08+02:00

Jack Daniel’s, the famous whiskey, does not like Jack David. Jack Daniel’s files an opposition against the European application based on taking unfair advantage / being detrimental to the reputation of the brand. The risk of confusion is invoked as [...]

Double Jack2019-06-20T10:13:08+02:00

Relax but be active

2019-06-19T08:28:05+02:00

When someone is not happy with a trademark application, in most cases an objection will follow during the application procedure. In most countries, the person can also use an opposition procedure. Once the trademark has been registered, an objection can [...]

Relax but be active2019-06-19T08:28:05+02:00

PURE DRAUGHT

2019-06-19T08:19:14+02:00

Since last year, it is possible in the Benelux to file cancellation actions against (registered) trademarks. A huge extension of the possibilities of a trademark owner, this sometimes prevents court actions. Like in the EU, you can file revocation actions [...]

PURE DRAUGHT2019-06-19T08:19:14+02:00

Neymar gets his name back

2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00

Brazilian footballer Neymar has won a lawsuit over the registration of his name as a trademark. The General Court of the European Union confirmed the rejection of the trademark registration by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). A Portuguese man [...]

Neymar gets his name back2019-06-20T10:08:39+02:00

Uberpower

2019-06-18T15:43:06+02:00

Sometimes there is some confusion about the registration of existing words. Especially in trademark conflicts. People wonder why words as Apple and Puma can be claimed. These are general words right? As long as the words are not descriptive, existing [...]

Uberpower2019-06-18T15:43:06+02:00

A kiss against a kiss

2019-05-15T09:30:15+02:00

Finding an available trademark is a big hurdle for many companies. The first step is conducting availability searches. For this reason Knijff developed Multisearch®, availability searches conducted by local agents but all in one format and with an overall opinion. [...]

A kiss against a kiss2019-05-15T09:30:15+02:00

Beam me up

2019-05-17T14:58:48+02:00

Generally speaking, the title of a book cannot be a trademark, after all, the title is part of the product and has no function as a trademark. Because books sometimes form the basis for a blog, television program, etc., you [...]

Beam me up2019-05-17T14:58:48+02:00
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