Music artist Beyonce stole the show with her live performance on the recent Billboard Music Awards: a sparkling concert full of visual effects. Not much later, journalists started to accuse her of plagiarism. Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini allegedly delivered a very similar show a similar earlier. See the video below. What do […]
The Hermès Birkin bag is not only a fashion statement, it is also one of the most exclusive fashion accessories you can buy. With prices starting at $6.000 these bags are only for the happy few. That is, the “happy” few that are on the one-year-long waiting list. Thursday Friday Inc. came up with an […]
Is this a new case of Intellectual Property Rights versus art? Let’s hope not, because the series of paintings of the late Dorothy Art Collective precisely shows the beauty and power of familiar logos. And so is this series called “You took my name”. From all logos the trademark name is missing. This truly shows […]
Upcoming Sunday promises to be one of the most exciting climaxes of the Dutch Soccer League (Eredivisie). A direct confrontation between Ajax and FC Twente, the nos. 2 and 1 of the League. Only one game left and just one point difference between the two teams. Advertisers are already playing along in this race. Cillit […]
The world is getting smaller. Boundaries blur. Often it seems attractive to your register your trademark in a large number of countries all at once, through a Community trademark application (CTM). As The Netherlands is part of the European Union, and if your business is rapidly expanding, why not register your trademark through a European […]
The Apple-logo is probably one of the most recognizable logo’s in de world. Hard to imagine that the logo as had some major revisions through the years. The first ever Apple-logo was designed by the third, and lesser known, co-founder of Apple, Ronald Wayne. And yes, there is an apple in there somewhere. See if […]
The Chinese/Taiwanese company Joden Inc. looks like a respectable company. Still, the company is responsible for undoubtedly one of the painful trademark mistakes in The Benelux. Ever. Joden Inc. has applied for the trademark JODEN (Dutch for ‘jews’) for, amongst others, shower systems. The Benelux Trademarks Office has immediately refused the trademark given the painful […]
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.