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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

“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 -

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

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

Edgar Davids’ portrait rights

Netherlands - August 24 2017 The character 'Striker Lucian' in Riot Games' computer game League of Legends infringes the portrait rights of former Dutch footballing star Edgar

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

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

“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 -