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Aug
2
2018

The victory of Bayern München

One of the most famous football clubs in Europe was recently involved in a trademark issue: Bayern Munich. The subject of the fight was the logo of Sailer Brau for beer. Bayern Munich found this brand too similar to their own logo and filed an opposition. At first the opposition was dismissed, but an appeal […]

Jul
30
2018

McGregor fights for its trademark

McGregor fights for its trademark

Dutch fashion company McGregor is filing a lawsuit against the company that makes the clothes for martial artist Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor is an opponent that many martial arts athletes shy away from. Both inside the ring and out, the 30-year-old Irishman regularly walks the limits of what’s permissible. Clothing brand McGregor is not afraid […]

Jul
25
2018

Kim Kardashian’s copy?

The life of a superstar is often under a magnifying glass: everything what the star does is news. The new perfume line by Kim Kardashian is no exception, it received worldwide attention. One company was not so happy with the VIBES brand: Vibes Media. Kim Kardashian thinks their logo was copied. This company filed a […]

Jul
17
2018

Lil distinctive

Lil distinctive

One of the advantages of Spotify is that they provide us a worldwide database of all names of bands and artists. Spotify recently did a search as to artists with Lil in their names. This resulted in a list of over the 8.000 artists! The best known are Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert and Lil […]

Jul
16
2018

The Duvel is in the details

The Duvel is in the details

Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat has lost a court case against the Van Honsebrouck Brewery. The court did not agree with the brewery that Filou beer is confusingly similar to the famous Duvel beer. Duvel is one of Belgian’s most well-known beers. The brewery was not amused when they noticed that Van Honsebrouck, in their opinion, tried […]

Jul
10
2018

Rebranding – the movie

A change in a corporate identity often also results in a new logo. However, changing a logo often has consequences for your trademark rights. What should you pay attention to when rebranding? In the video below we explain briefly which steps you have to take to introduce your new logo without infringing on older trademark […]

Jul
3
2018

Jacobs’ Tale

Jacob's Tale

Douwe Egberts is a well-known coffee brand in the Netherlands but also known for various products in other countries. The owner of Douwe Egberts is the company Jacobs Douwe Egberts, which is the result of the merger between Douwe Egberts and Mondelez. Jacobs Douwe Egberts wanted to protect the Jacobs Douwe Egberts trademark in the […]

Jun
27
2018

Fidget spinner spins around

Fidget spinner spins around

Especially in the world of toys, trends and hypes come and go very fast. Suddenly everyone wants to make loom bands, or Pokemon is a huge hit. As a manufacturer or store you have to deal with this. One of the recent hypes was the fidget spinners, kind of hand spinners. There was a huge […]

Jun
22
2018

New Formula 1 logo launched too fast?

During the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in November 2017, the new F1 World Championship logo was unveiled. But the logo showed a striking resemblance to a trademark owned by 3M. The sticky note maker has filed an opposition to the trademark application of the F1-logo, claiming it causes a likelihood of confusion. 3M […]

Jun
20
2018

Who’s the boss?

Who's the boss?

The owner of the trademark rights is the person who has the power in his hands. This is especially important in cases of a fight between parties within a corporation. Of course, this sounds logical, but if you just see how often trademark fights concern the question who owns the trademark rights, you will see […]

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