Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Protecting your brand

 

 

Costco loses latest trademark legal battle with Tiffany & Co

Thomas Emmett
  • Posted
  • Author

Be careful when making associations with famous brands! Nearly everybody will be aware of the jewellery chain Tiffany & Co and their famous Tiffany rings.  A majority of people however may not be aware of the long running legal battle between...

The right to be forgotten

Tracey Dickens
  • Posted
  • Author

The Government is ramping up its visibility of this new law. Failure to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation could result in your business receiving a heavy fine.  Businesses that deal with consumers need to: 1. Be aware that their...

Singhsbury's vs Sainsbury's - the battle of the burys

Thomas Emmett
  • Posted
  • Author

It seems that a day doesn’t go by without another report relating to the subject appearing in the news and this week is no different, with major newspapers and other media outlets reporting that a large superstore threatened legal action against a...

Kylie who?

Thomas Emmett
  • Posted
  • Author

I can only imagine what it would be like to be so famous, that I could file a credible opposition to an application to trademark my first name. I should be so lucky… However, that is exactly what Kylie Minogue’s legal team did in opposition to...

Donald Trump trumps the Chinese in trademark dispute over his own name!

  • Posted

After years and years, and rejection after rejection, in the Chinese courts over trademark rights to use his own name, President Donald Trump has finally been victorious. Last week the Chinese courts granted the President the right to use his own name for...

Keeping up with the Kylies

Tracy England
  • Posted
  • Author

Kylie Minogue has won a battle with Kylie Jenner over the trademark of their shared first name. Ms Minogue first found fame when appearing in Australian soap “Neighbours” and who, as we all know, went on to become a hugely successful recording...

Iceland v Iceland trademark name dispute

  • Posted

The Icelandic government has launched a legal challenge to Iceland Foods’ exclusive ownership of the European-wide trademark registration for the word Iceland.  The application for registration of the trademark Iceland was made by the supermarket...

Jay Z succeeds in defending Copyright claim over Roc-A-Fella logo

  • Posted

This week Jay Z successfully defended a claim by Dwayne Walker, a New York based designer, who claimed that he had created the Roc-A-Fella logo for Jay Z’s record label in 1995. Mr Walker alleged that there was a contract between him and Damon...

The Colour Purple

  • Posted

A ruling in the High Court means that Cadbury owns the exclusive rights to use its famous purple shaded packaging for milk chocolate bars and drinking chocolate. Nestle had opposed Cadbury’s trade mark application for that particular shade of purple,...