It’s Saturday. Counterfeit day. Today another few, great examples of people trying to profit from the goodwill and reputation of famous trademarks. Louis Vuitton bags sold on a boat? Really?? If you have any great examples of your own, please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org/markmatters) or leave a comment. We shall thank you by mentioning […]
When your long drive on the golf course isn’t what it used to be, it may not be because you changed your swing again. Perhaps you bought some counterfeit golf clubs. Fake golf club are hot. And with Father’s Day coming, you should beware what you are giving your dad. Many of the replicas are […]
For some people the only time they are not playing with their iPhone is when they are asleep. Now even this moment of rest is gone with cushions with an iPhone design from the Dutch company iCushions.net. Assuming this company does not have a official license from Apple, the question is whether or not this […]
Infringements are always interesting and fun. For trademark practitioners that is, not for trademark owners. Therefore, because it is Saturday, and because it always fun to share: here some examples of counterfeit. If you have any great examples of your own, please send us an e-mail or leave us a comment. Have a nice weekend!
Well known brands sometimes have a very hard time keeping their trademark exclusive, because, more often than not, they have to fight off companies that try to benefit from the reputation and image of the famous brand. A good example is a Swiss condom manufacturer that cleverly thought to launch a condom brand named HARRY […]
Every year Action Plagiarius informs the public about the problem of fakes and plagiarisms and the negative impacts they have on not only the economy as a whole but especially on small companies and individual designers, by awarding the best of the worst. Fakes that can hardly be distinguished from the real thing. See this year’s […]
Knijff Trademark Attorneys has been chosen as “Benelux IP Firm of the year 2011″ by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). And we are proud. Of course. Very proud. Every year the Global MIP Awards are held for the best and most innovative IP companies.