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Offensive Trademarks

USA - July 12 2017 In the last three weeks, a remarkably high number of new applications for obscene and racist trademarks have been received at the US Patent and

Infringement of Tyson’s rights

USA - August 16 2017 What's the ultimate in audacity? Using trademarks already owned by the notoriously aggressive and somewhat indelicate boxing legend Mike Tyson, that's

Trademark registration for Booking.com in the US

USA - August 24 2017 After a five-year legal battle, Booking.com has finally won the right to register its name as a word mark in the United States. On 9 August, the

Baseball club trips over logo

USA - August 10 2017 The US Major League Baseball MLB is considering filing an opposition to the registration of a new logo by the Overwatch League, an online video game

Cartoonist faces two-year jail term for false Kung Fu Panda claim

USA - June 6 2017 Artist Jayme Gordon faces a hefty two-year jail sentence and a three million dollar fine for fraudulently claiming 12 million dollars in a copyright

Patatje oorlog

Netherlands - September 17 2017 Patattenfabrikant McCain moet onmiddellijk zijn gekrulde frieten Rustic Twist uit de schappen halen. De frietjes maken inbreuk op de modelrechten van

Merk van Rodamco nietig

Netherlands - September 17 2017 Winkelcentrum Hoog Catharijne heeft met succes de Europese merkregistratie Mall of the Netherlands van Rodamco laten schrappen. Volgens de

Merk Brexit geaccepteerd

European Union - September 14 2017 Het woord Brexit kan geregistreerd worden als Europees merk voor frisdrank, bier en sigaretten. Dat heeft de Board of Appeal (BOA) van het Europese

“Monkey Business” settled

USA - September 4 2017 The long-running dispute over the copyright to photos of monkeys taking selfies finally appears to have been resolved. On 4 August the disputants -

Battle book lay out

Netherlands - September 4 2017 The book 1000 jaar Sinterklaas (1,000 Years of Saint Nicholas) published by LM Publishers doesn't infringe the copyright to the book De Beeldenstorm