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#Trademark

From The42 Liverpool's controversial bid to trademark name is rejected Unsuccessful

Liverpool's controversial bid to trademark name is rejected

The club’s chief executive Peter Moore admitted they had underestimated the level of backlash the application would prompt.

From The42 Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court Invalid

Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court

The German sports brand’s design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection, according to the EU ruling.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

This is the latest round of the brand battle between McDonalds and Galway-based Supermacs.

From TheJournal.ie Supermac's wins legal battle against McDonald's over use of 'Big Mac' trademark Trademark War

Supermac's wins legal battle against McDonald's over use of 'Big Mac' trademark

Supermacs welcomed the decision from the European court.

From TheJournal.ie Savvy Swedish entrepreneur trademarks Trump's mysterious "covfefe" for €370 That Was Quick

Savvy Swedish entrepreneur trademarks Trump's mysterious "covfefe" for €370

“I hope Donald Trump finds out about this,” said 57-year-old Per Holknekt.

Kylie Minogue just SCALDED Kylie Jenner for trying to trademark the name 'Kylie'

That burn looks serious, can we get you anything?

From TheJournal.ie YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark 'reaction' videos A Fine Mess

YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark 'reaction' videos

The Fine Brothers reversed the decision after a major backlash saw them lose hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

From The42 World's slowest penalty taker has become even slower Trademark

World's slowest penalty taker has become even slower

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is slowly making a name for himself.

From TheJournal.ie What makes a Rubik's Cube a Rubik's Cube? Off The Grid

What makes a Rubik's Cube a Rubik's Cube?

A trademark court says its all about the lines on the front, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU Copyright

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

From TheJournal.ie Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems Blocking

Google tries to trademark the word 'Glass' but it's facing problems

The US Patent and Trademark office objected to the company’s bid saying the word glass was a “merely descriptive” term.

From TheJournal.ie Candy Crush Saga makers trademark the word "Candy" Crush The Competition

Candy Crush Saga makers trademark the word "Candy"

The company has approached a number of developers whose apps contain the word “Candy” asking them to remove it or prove it doesn’t infringe upon its trademark.

From The42 Gareth Bale is trying to trademark his heart shape celebration WTF?

Gareth Bale is trying to trademark his heart shape celebration

Would you buy merchandise with the Welshman’s hands for a logo? No, us neither.

From TheJournal.ie Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits Trademark Wars

Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits

Big retailers might have pause for thought should Nike lose the case in the US Supreme Court as a smaller shoemaker fights on to invalidate trademark.

From TheJournal.ie 7 colours that might get you sued in the US Red Alert This post contains images

7 colours that might get you sued in the US

Big business is very territorial about its trademarks – especially in the States…

From TheJournal.ie You can't use this colour to sell chocolate in Britain any more Trademark

You can't use this colour to sell chocolate in Britain any more

The High Court in London has given Cadbury the exclusive right to use Pantone 2685C to sell chocolate bars and drinks.

From TheJournal.ie Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case Apple

Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case

The US technology giant was involved in a long-running dispute over the iPad trademark in China, but the court said it was resolved “in a satisfactory manner”.

From TheJournal.ie Apple may be forced to rename iPad in China after court ruling China

Apple may be forced to rename iPad in China after court ruling

A Chinese court says another company registered the ‘iPad’ name in 2000 – meaning Apple may be forced to rename the unit there.

Urban Outfitters still selling 'Navajo' clothing despite criticism Urban Outfitters This post contains images

Urban Outfitters still selling 'Navajo' clothing despite criticism

The clothing chain has come under fire over a line of Native American branded products – which are still available on its UK website.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: More clemency letters from Norris revealed, bikers to take to the roads in protest over new regulations… and we know who owns Twitter, but who owns ‘tweet’?

From TheJournal.ie Chanel sues nearly 400 websites for allegedly selling fake goods Chanel

Chanel sues nearly 400 websites for allegedly selling fake goods

The luxury retailer is suing 399 sites, saying they’re selling fake Chanel items.

From TheJournal.ie EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads EBay

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads

A row between eBay and L’Oreal over the sale of counterfeit goods has found its way to the European Court of Justice.

NEWSPAPER BARON Rupert Murdoch has been battling online telecoms firm Skype for over five years, according to new documents revealed. Murdoch is claiming trademark infringement and is attempting to prevent the firm from using the first three letters of its name Sky as they spell Sky – the TV firm which is 39% owned by the Australian.

Sky said that people may assume that Skype is part of Sky – which is not the case.

“Sky is involved in a long-running dispute with Skype in relation to several trade mark applications filed by Skype, including, but not limited to, television-related goods and services,” the spokesman said. “The key contention in the dispute is that the brands ‘Sky’ and ‘Skype’ will be considered confusingly similar by members of the public,” a spokesman for Sky said.

The firm said that its concerns were backed up by consumer research.

Skype have said it will fight the battle all the way to the European Court of Justice. The information has only just come out following an announcement that Skype is seeking to be listed as a public company in the US.

Skype was sold to Ebay for $2.6bn in 2005 but Ebay sold it for only $1.9bn last year.