/Miscellaneous

Why would a sheriff do that?

2018-10-30T08:57:54+00:00

Normally, as a clothing brand, you want your clothes on as many people as you can. Well, you should be careful what you wish for. A sheriff in Union County, Arkansas (USA) has been putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest [...]

Why would a sheriff do that?2018-10-30T08:57:54+00:00

I am… too famous

2018-10-30T08:55:25+00:00

The big trick is to get your trademark well-known, famous even. This takes a lot of marketing effort, but who doesn't want to be up there with Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola? Well, the city of Amsterdam doesn't; it is removing a [...]

I am… too famous2018-10-30T08:55:25+00:00

Bakery Anne & Frank changes name

2018-09-10T07:45:47+00:00

The owner of the Anne & Frank bakery in Amsterdam is going to change its name after receiving a lot of negative attention on social media. The bakery is situated about 100 metres away from the famous Anne Frank House, [...]

Bakery Anne & Frank changes name2018-09-10T07:45:47+00:00

Summer Holiday infringements

2018-10-02T13:41:03+00:00

Before everything goes back to normal and the summer holidays are really over: the last in our series of Summer Holiday trademark infringements. Because trademark attorneys are never really on holiday. From our colleague in Vietnam:

Summer Holiday infringements2018-10-02T13:41:03+00:00

Summer Holiday infringements

2018-08-27T12:50:44+00:00

Markmatters is back from its summer holiday and ready to provide you with more remarkable, funny and interesting IP news. But first we want to share the trademark infringements we encountered during our holidays; a trademark attorney is never really [...]

Summer Holiday infringements2018-08-27T12:50:44+00:00

Brexit Against The Machine

2018-07-13T10:51:18+00:00

Politician Nigel Farage has received a cease-and-desist letter from the band Rage Against The Machine over the name of his podcast. Farage has been presenting a podcast named Farage Against The Machine on the radio. The title is a play on [...]

Brexit Against The Machine2018-07-13T10:51:18+00:00

Uber knows when you’re drunk

2018-06-25T07:45:24+00:00

Uber is interested to know if its riders may have had too much to drink. It now has a technology to do just that, and it wants to patent it. Do you struggle to hold your phone steady while ordering [...]

Uber knows when you’re drunk2018-06-25T07:45:24+00:00

Tainted company name disappears: Monsanto becomes Bayer

2018-06-04T07:45:02+00:00

The name Monsanto disappears. The seed breeder merges with its parent company, chemical concern Bayer. The merger will put to rest one of the most controversial company names in the world, although the company itself will remain. Bayer bought the [...]

Tainted company name disappears: Monsanto becomes Bayer2018-06-04T07:45:02+00:00
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