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MacOw!

2019-08-22T10:57:11+02:00

This week we saw in the news that Versace made a sensitive product mistake: cities are listed on a t-shirt with the country behind it. This t-shirt led to a fuss in China when it became clear that Hong Kong [...]

MacOw!2019-08-22T10:57:11+02:00

A hole in a cheese

2019-08-20T11:51:43+02:00

People who love Italian cuisine a lot and therefore often use Parmesan cheese will probably be familiar with Grana Padano. This is a cheese that resemble Parmesan cheese but does not come from the Parma area but northern Italy. Since [...]

A hole in a cheese2019-08-20T11:51:43+02:00

Brand “mistake” Jaguar Land Rover

2019-07-18T16:41:11+02:00

Brand mistakes are of all times. Brand names that are suitable trademarks in one country can have a funny or negative meaning in another. For example, Fiat Uno means Fiat Crock in Finnish and the denim mark Kut has a [...]

Brand “mistake” Jaguar Land Rover2019-07-18T16:41:11+02:00

Kim-oh-no!

2019-07-17T08:56:25+02:00

Kim Kardashian is being forced to change the name of her shapewear line after backlash from fans, who called her out for trying to trademark it. Kardashian‘s new shapewear line was initially named "Kimono", alluding to her first name 'Kim'. [...]

Kim-oh-no!2019-07-17T08:56:25+02:00

Audi heartbeat

2019-07-17T08:17:55+02:00

Image and sound play a major role in today's world. Just watching a movie has never been easier. It is therefore not surprising that brands want to distinguish themselves by moving images and their own sound mark. Audi even has [...]

Audi heartbeat2019-07-17T08:17:55+02:00

Wrath of the Maiden

2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Hard rock band Iron Maiden has launched a USD 2.000.000 trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. According to the band, the game’s title causes confusion among customers through its near-identical appearance to the Iron Maiden trademark, [...]

Wrath of the Maiden2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Iceland. The country? (4)

2019-04-16T10:38:03+02:00

We talked earlier about the trademark ICELAND from Iceland Foods. Can such a geographical indication be a trademark? No, according to the Icelandic government who filed a cancellation action against the European registration ICELAND from Iceland Foods. And now there [...]

Iceland. The country? (4)2019-04-16T10:38:03+02:00

Tommy prevails in case against copycat logo

2019-04-16T16:12:14+02:00

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

Sole mates

2019-03-19T15:02:27+01:00

Louboutin's red sole has enabled Louboutin to amass trademark rights around the world. The luxury brand has recently been victorious in its attempts to protect the red sole as a trademark. This has caught the eye of a fellow footwear [...]

Sole mates2019-03-19T15:02:27+01:00

No worries

2019-02-19T11:25:09+01:00

The Walt Disney Co. is having legal troubles over the phrase "Hakuna Matata" from the movie The Lion King. The entertainment giant is under siege over the Swahili phrase that means "no worries". More than 180,000 people have signed an [...]

No worries2019-02-19T11:25:09+01:00