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Feb
19
2018

Unchristian Dior

unchristian dior 2

An Indian designer has accused fashion house Christian Dior of plagiarism. Another David-versus-Goliath-tale in the fashion industry. Designer Orijit Sen said he was “shocked” by a cover of the Indian “Elle”, and accused the chic French fashion label of copying his work. The cover of the glossy features Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor, shown in a […]

Feb
5
2018

U2 guitar solo not copied

U2 guitar solo not copied

A New York judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed against U2 by musician Paul Rose. The law suit claimed that U2’s guitar solo on their single ‘The Fly, from the immensely popular 1991 album Achtung Baby, was a rip off of a 12-second segment of Rose’s 1989 experimental song ‘Nae Slappin’. Rose claims […]

Jan
29
2018

Grumpy cat wins €613.000,-

Grumpy cat wins €613.000,-

Social media sensation Grumpy Cat wins €613.000,- in a copyright infringement case. The cat that became an internet sensation because of its gloomy expression, has earned its owner a lot of money. Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, went viral due to its permanently moody face. The cat’s popularity resulted in a Christmas film, TV appearances […]

Jan
26
2018

Marlborrowed

Marlborrowed

In a rebranding of her logo, the German company GRE Grand River Enterprises Deutschland got too much inspired by Marlboro. Even though Marlboro has a shape of an arrow at the top of the package, the Mark1 logo reminds us directly of Marlboro in terms of color and shape. The European application for this logo […]

Jan
19
2018

Framed

framed

The ‘Dubai Frame’, a gigantic 150 metres high and 93 metres wide structure, nears completion despite the fact the original architect has sued for copyright infringement. The work of art is due to open later this year. Fernando Donis, a Rotterdam-based architect, won an international competition for the project nine years ago, organised by the Dubai Municipality Donis’ proposal – […]

Jan
17
2018

What You Need is use

Today, a new edition of Eurosonic, a showcase festival in Groningen, will start. Knijff Trademark Attorneys is present to help bands with their brand protection. The protection of the band and stage names is very important in the world of global platforms such as Spotify. Identical band names are all too common. But assistance in […]

Jan
15
2018

Law is in the air

law is in the air

The musicians behind the iconic hit “Love Is In The Air” are suing an American electric pop duo and Air France, accusing them of ripping off the song. Harry Vanda and George Young wrote John Paul Young’s ‘Love is in the Air’, a song so famous, you only have to hear the first few notes […]

Jan
8
2018

Jumping cats

jumping cats

Fashion designer Philipp Plein designed a leaping ‘wild cat’ and is now facing the legal wrath of Puma. Plein, known for his rock-n-roll style fashion, posted his frustrations on Instagram, after the German sports giant threatened to sue him for trademark infringement: “Just received a LOVE LETTER from PUMA trying to take legal action against […]

Jan
5
2018

Greatest Show on Earth

Greatest Show on Earth

Artist Kid Rock is being sued for using the slogan “Greatest Show on Earth” for his upcoming tour. Confusing or just misleading? Feld Entertainment, which apparently owns the trademark to the tagline, recently filed a lawsuit against the singer. The company owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although in May 2017, the […]

Dec
29
2017

Steve Jobs’ new ‘job’

Steve Jobs' new 'job'

Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, but two Italian brothers ‘took’ his name and are now selling clothing under the former Apple CEO’s name. Apple is not amused. Although not registered as a trademark, Apple is very careful with the name Steve Jobs. App Store apps containing the name of Apple’s founder are blocked. But […]

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