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Apr
4
2016

Don’t mess with the Maus

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Electronic dance musician Joel Zimmerman, better known as deadmau5, claims West Coast Vape Supply (WCVS) is intentionally infringing on his deadmau5 trademark. WCVS’ DEADMODZ electronic cigarette line is trying to capitalize on Zimmerman’s fame, so says Zimmerman. The musician is suing for trademark infringement and false association, and is seeking statutory and punitive damages and a […]

Mar
30
2016

Fraternity fight

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US national student fraternity Theta Chi is suing Stanford University and various groups associated with the former co-op Chi Theta Chi for allegedly infringing on Theta Chi’s trademarked name and symbols. Theta Chi maintained a chapter called Alpha Epsilon at Stanford from the 1920s until the 1980s. However, the fraternity disowned the Alpha Epsilon chapter in […]

Mar
24
2016

Easter times

It is almost Easter. That’s reminds us, IP addicted people, of some remarkable Easter Bunny court fights. This trademark dispute was between Lindt and Hauswirth. Lindt has made some attempts to claim the 3D bunny as a trademark, for example in the EU. While it did not succeed in most cases, some trademarks did entitle […]

Mar
22
2016

Chinese paperwork

Despite the somewhat slower growth China is still an economic mecca. Economic growth means often a growth in trademark applications. This certainly applies to China: the staggering number of 924,000 marks were filed in 2014! At great distance China is followed by number 2, America, with approximately half of this number of trademark applications. In […]

Mar
17
2016

Deterrent trademark

The mask left, called Ghost Face, is widely known for its appearance in the movie Scream. What we did not know (and that’s why we love Wikipedia), is that he mask has been designed by the company Fun World for Halloween purposes, 4 years earlier than the Scream movie . The mask shows us different […]

Mar
16
2016

More stripes!

adidas had filed a law suit against Athletic Propulsion Labs, LLC (“APL”), saying its shoes are a “blatant copy”. The German footwear giant must be feeling confident after the recent Belgian win. adidas claims that APL “intentionally adopted and used counterfeit and/or confusingly similar imitations of the Three-Stripe Mark, knowing that they would mislead and deceive consumers […]

Mar
14
2016

The Crocodile Rocks

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Lacoste, the famous ‘crocodile brands’ was named after 1920s French tennis star René Lacoste, nicknamed ‘The Crocodile’. This year the iconic brand celebrates its 80th anniversary. To celebrate the tenth decade of Lacoste, the fashion brand asked graphic designer Peter Saville to present a collection of 80 polo shirts for men and another 80 for women, where […]

Mar
10
2016

House of Cards

Probably the whole world is now watching the new episodes of House of Cards. And probably the whole world knows that you should not get into a fight with Frank Underwood. And certainly not with his wife Claire Underwood. They operate relentlessly to succeed in their goal: maintaining their power. Nevertheless the company D2 Holdings […]

Mar
9
2016

Hoodchella. Sister or evil twin?

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Coachella has become one of the music industry’s most successful live music events in the world. And as such, the company behind it is fiercely protective of its good name. Now it appears the famous Coachella Music Festival has a sister. Or is it an evil twin? Coachella’s organizers filed a law suit in the […]

Mar
8
2016

**** off

Warning: this post contains explicit language!  According to the OHIM as the OHIM refused the trademark FUCK OFF as this trademark is contrary to public morality. Overall, the trademark and logo are not very appealing. The trademark looks more like a warning (do no start to drink alcohol) than an appealing trademark. Nevertheless, the main […]

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