1. Fall Out Boy – Our lawyer made us change the name of this song so we wouldn’t get sued 2. Deadmau5 – For lack of a better name 3. Massive Attack – Name taken 4. No use for a name – I want to be wrong 5. Cut copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids 6. […]
Everyone knows Lego, the colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. It can be assembled and connected in so many ways that the possibilities are endless. The toys were originally designed in the 1940s in Denmark. But Lego also has a long and interesting IP history. Of course there […]
You are Converse. The “Chuck Taylor All Stars” shoe is your biggest hit. And canvas is ‘your thing’. So how, after all these years, can your still make canvas look cool? The answer is often the same: use artists! Converse’s European ‘The Canvas Experiment’, is a project that handed over the brand’s iconic Chuck Taylor […]
Interesting question: can somebody start a satirical weblog under the name WTForever21, clearly a combination of Forever 21 and WTF (what the fuck)? On this website the products of Forever 21 are examined in a critical, but humorous way. Of course, Forever 21 says no. They are not amused at all. The company now started a legal procedure […]
Sometimes a brand is so strong that you will even recognize it when the brand is mixed with another brand, or even with the brand of the competitor. Brand reversion is an ongoing project of logo-designer Graham Smith, who also include logos of Apple and Android and Pepsi and Coca-Cola. By reversing logos with that […]
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 […]
And no, not because Ken is seeing someone else or suddenly feels more attracted to boys. The real reason is that Ken does not want a relationship with a girl that has something to do with deforestation. This message comes from Greenpeace who accuses Mattel to have business relationships with a company renowned for the […]
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!
Markmatters.com is attending the ECTA Conference in sunny Stockholm and came across these two neighboring restaurants. Coincidence? Same owner?