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  • Posted by TMR TMR on January 05, 2021 / Posted in Trade Marks
    In February 2020, New York-based fashion brand Thom Browne filed three trade mark applications registering intent to use a striped design on footwear.
    In February 2020, New York-based fashion brand Thom Browne filed three trade mark applications registering intent to use a striped design on footwear. Since, it has met opposition from renowned brands Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger. The design in question, although consisting of ‘five parallel stripes, with the centre stripe in white, the left adjacent stripe in red, the right adjacent stripe in blue, and with the two outermost stripes in white, with the two outermost stripes being narrower [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on January 05, 2021 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Ghost Drinks Ltd, a Cambridge-based company producing hand-crafted premium vodka, found themselves the subject of a lawsuit against Svensk Drama Pop (SDP)
    At the start of 2020, Ghost Drinks Ltd, a Cambridge-based company producing hand-crafted premium vodka, found themselves the subject of a lawsuit against Svensk Drama Pop (SDP), a company owned by Swedish occult rock band GHOST’s front man Tobias Forge. Ghost Drinks first announced the conflict in May 2020 via a Facebook post, contending that Forge has been aware of the vodka brand since 2016 after approaching them to consider a collaboration. Ghost Drinks claimed they decided not to [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on January 04, 2021 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Beauty brand glossier granted pink packaging trade mark
    A year and a half after New York-based beauty brand, Glossier, applied to register it’s ‘millennial pink’ product packaging, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 15 th  granted them registration for ‘the colour pink as applied to the inner surface of portions of boxes that contrast with the colour of the rest of the boxes’, where size and shape of the box constitutes no part of the mark. This aspect of contrast within the registration was [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on January 04, 2021 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Michael Jordan has failed to win full legal rights to use of his own name in China after filing 80 lawsuits against sports company Qiaodan Sports since 2012.
    Michael Jordan has failed to win full legal rights to use of his own name in China after filing 80 lawsuits against sports company Qiaodan Sports since 2012. However, Qiaodan, translating to ‘Jordan’, have been ordered to compensate the American basketball star $46,000 in emotional damages and $7,600 to cover legal expenses. This follows a ruling from the China’s Supreme Court in April 2020, overturning two verdicts from lower courts in favour of Qiaodan, ruling the sports [...]
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