• Posted by Anna Orchard on March 23, 2020 / Posted in News
    Update on Trademarkroom measures for COVID-19
    Dear clients, In view of COVID-19 we wanted to alert you about the potential changes in the coming weeks. Here at the Trademarkroom we have been keeping a close eye on the development of COVID-19 and advise the following:  We wish to assure you that we continue to provide high levels of service throughout this uncertain period. However, as a result of the recent developments, it is best that we now work from the safety of our homes and self isolate in accordance with government [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on February 06, 2020 / Posted in News
    Ferrari has started a legal battle between an independent sports charity. The dispute is over the Italian word for thoroughbred.
    Ferrari has started a legal battle between an independent sports charity. The dispute is over the Italian word for thoroughbred.   Trade marks need to be used a significant amount of times to prevent it from becoming revoked. Ferrari has claimed that the charity has not used the trade mark enough times to be granted rights over the word.   The term argued over is ‘Purosangue’. Ferrari uses this on one of their SUV models whereas the charity is named Purosangue, due to [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on October 14, 2019 / Posted in News
    Sutter Homes Winery claims trade mark infringement against Tri-Vin
    Sutter Home Wineries is one of the largest family-run independent wineries in the US. It became famous for its White Zinfandel wine that it released in 1972.   It has recently made a complaint to the US District Court with the Northern of California, alleging that a Tri-Vin Imports (a wholesaler and distributer of wine) has infringed its trade mark to sell a competitor’s wine.   The trade mark dispute centres around Sutter Home Winery’s trade mark ‘Napa [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on October 01, 2019 / Posted in News
    Beyoncé attempts trade mark Blue Ivy Carter ‘s name, after stating her daughter is a "cultural icon"
    Beyoncé has to arguably be one of the most notable and celebrated star icons of the 21 st century. Her powerhouse vocals and her energetic moves have solidified her as an entertainer for the ages. However, her claim that her daughter Blue Ivy Carter is a ‘cultural icon’, calls to question whether a celebrity’s global presence is strong enough to make the name of a seven-year-old distinctive to be registered as a trade mark? An American regional wedding planning bears to [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on September 23, 2019 / Posted in News
    Tinder has sent Wild a notice asking it to cease using any trademarks that belong to it.
    The notorious dating app Tinder has become one of the main ways in which people in the 21 st century date. As controversial as this fact may be, it seems to have become accepted in modern society. Consequently, when a competitor dating app Wild launched its app, Tinder was going to ensure that its trade mark rights were protected.   Recently, Tinder has sent Wild a notice asking it to cease using any trade marks that belonged to it. Tinder is concerned over Wild’s use of the flame [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on September 19, 2019 / Posted in News
    Apples has brought forward an application to trademark iphone 11 “slofie” function.
    For all the Apple Fans out there, the recent news released by Apple is sure to bring about excitement. Apple have announced that they will be releasing a new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, which despite the fact the look of the phone is nothing revolutionary, the phone can in fact shoot a slow-motion live photo with the front facing camera. Apple have named this function as “ Slofie”.   Like with any new release there will be a sudden increase of this function in the market. Therefore, [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on September 18, 2019 / Posted in News
    LeBron James attempt to Trademark 'Taco Tuesday' has failed on relative and absolute grounds by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
    LeBron James has caused uproar for Taco enthusiasts. Earlier this week LeBron attempted to trade mark the term ‘Taco Tuesday’. Despite the fact LeBron is recognised for using this term,  the United States Patent and Trademark Office have disputed this claim stating that it is ‘commonly used term’. As a result, this trademark would fail on absolute grounds.  What even is taco Tuesday? It is a widely used term by many to express a selected day for tacos- it is a [...]
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  • Posted by Anna Orchard on September 18, 2019 / Posted in News
    Air New Zealands trademark conflict with the Maori community over the phrase Kia Ora
    A recent dispute has come to light between Air New Zealand and the Maori Community. This is over Air New Zealand’s attempt to trademark the imagine of the words “ Kia Ora ”. The word “ Kia Ora ” is the title of the airlines in flight magazine however this has caused a great amount of conflict between the Maori community. Kia Ora in Maori is a phrase used amongst the indigenous community; as a greeting. However, the airline argue that it is not the words themselves [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on December 18, 2017 / Posted in News
    A reminder of our opening times for this festive season.
    For the 2017 festive season, The Trademarkroom office will close on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 12pm and will re-open on  Tuesday 2nd January at 9am Over the festive season, The Trademarkroom team will not be available therefore please get in touch if you wish to protect your brand. On behalf of all the staff at The Trademarkroom, we wish all our wonderful clients a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperious 2018. [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 28, 2015 / Posted in News
    Blitz NV has filed a trade mark application in the US consisting of Dan Bilzerian’s portrait.
    Dan Bilzerian is a professional poker player, actor and social media personality. His Instagram account shows pictures of him with assault rifles, women in bikinis and even sat on a throne next to a lion! However, Dan Bilzerian is not limited to Instagram; he appears on Facebook, Twitter and even on a trade mark application. On the 19 th June 2015 a trade mark application was filed in the US by Blitz NV for clothing, footwear and headgear (serial number 86668895). The description of the trade [...]
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