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#Trademark

Liverpool's controversial bid to trademark name is rejected
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Liverpool's controversial bid to trademark name is rejected

Sep 26th 2019, 12:52 PM 10,789 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 52,176 Views 40 Comments

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

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McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

Mar 19th 2019, 8:23 PM 35,859 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2019, 12:39 PM 58,572 Views 47 Comments

Supermacs welcomed the decision from the European court.

Savvy Swedish entrepreneur trademarks Trump's mysterious "covfefe" for €370
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# That Was Quick

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 38,886 Views 19 Comments

“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'
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# Ice Please

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

Feb 28th 2016, 11:08 AM 16,036 Views 6 Comments

That burn looks serious, can we get you anything?

YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark 'reaction' videos
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# A Fine Mess

YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark 'reaction' videos

Feb 2nd 2016, 12:37 PM 13,380 Views 25 Comments

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

Taylor Swift applies to trademark 'This sick beat', world tells her to cop on
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# Tay Tay

Taylor Swift applies to trademark 'This sick beat', world tells her to cop on

Jan 29th 2015, 9:50 AM 4,003 Views 2 Comments

This Sick Beat ™

World's slowest penalty taker has become even slower
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World's slowest penalty taker has become even slower

Jan 19th 2015, 2:38 PM 10,724 Views 6 Comments

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

What makes a Rubik's Cube a Rubik's Cube?
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# Off The Grid

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

Nov 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,204 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2014, 3:03 PM 9,371 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2014, 9:49 AM 11,397 Views 30 Comments

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

Candy Crush Saga makers trademark the word "Candy"
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# Crush The Competition

Candy Crush Saga makers trademark the word "Candy"

Jan 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 16,553 Views 39 Comments

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.

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

Gareth Bale is trying to trademark his heart shape celebration

May 8th 2013, 8:05 AM 2,943 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 10th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,706 Views 8 Comments

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.

7 colours that might get you sued in the US
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# Red Alert

7 colours that might get you sued in the US

Oct 6th 2012, 9:45 AM 16,606 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2012, 3:56 PM 23,180 Views 41 Comments

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

Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case
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Apple settles $60m Chinese iPad trademark case

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:58 AM 4,842 Views 2 Comments

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”.

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

Dec 7th 2011, 1:38 PM 4,073 Views 15 Comments

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
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# Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters still selling 'Navajo' clothing despite criticism

Oct 20th 2011, 10:07 AM 3,785 Views 15 Comments

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

Chanel sues nearly 400 websites for allegedly selling fake goods
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Chanel sues nearly 400 websites for allegedly selling fake goods

Sep 21st 2011, 4:35 PM 918 Views 1 Comment

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

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads
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EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads

Jul 12th 2011, 3:09 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

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

Murdoch set to take the 'Sky' out of 'Skype'
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Murdoch set to take the 'Sky' out of 'Skype'

Aug 11th 2010, 12:57 PM 136 Views 0 Comments

The media Baron is suing Skype for trademark infringement.