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“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 -

Copycat Toblerone at Poundland

European Union, United Kingdom - July 28 2017 UK discount store Poundland's new Twin Peaks chocolate bar has upset Mondelez, the company behind Toblerone. According to Mondelez, the triangular bar

Snackbar uit Goes stopt multinational

Netherlands, USA - June 14 2017 Dunkin’ Donuts, de Pizzahut, Taco Bell, Five Guys en TGI Friday. Echter, voor één Amerikaans fastfoodbedrijf is de Nederlandse markt een no-go area:

Nightwatch trademark registration refused

Netherlands - August 30 2017 On 29 August, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that The Nightwatch can't be registered as a trademark in the Benelux countries. It concluded

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

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

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 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