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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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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 20, 2015 / Posted in News
    The US government is attempting to restrict the use of a motorcycle clubs trade mark.
    A trade mark is a badge of origin, it designates goods and services from one undertaking from those of another undertaking. It signals information in relation to the origin of goods, services and even motorcycle clubs! The Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club’s logo is a registered trade mark in the US. Their website states that they are “The baddest 1%er Motorcycle Club known world wide.” By wearing the logo they are displaying their badge of origin, signalling to others that they [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 12, 2015 / Posted in News
    Should Google have contacted the Trade Mark Room for a trade mark search first?
    Google has announced that they are going to be rebranded as Alphabet.  Alphabet is set to be the parent company with Google being the largest business. Maybe Google should have contacted the Trade Mark Room for a trade mark search first. It appears that BMW own the Alphabet trade mark and the alphabet.com domain name and do not wish to sell. BMW offer service packages to corporations with vehicle fleets under this trade mark and is looking into whether Google has infringed any trade mark [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on August 10, 2015 / Posted in News
    Michael Jordan has attempted to have certain trade marks revoked in China.
    Michael Jordan has lost his trade mark battle in China. The world famous basketball star alleged that Qiaodan Sports misused his name and several marks. In an interesting game of words, the word ‘Qiaodan’ is a transliteration of Mr Jordan’s name in China. The disputed marks include the number 23 and the Jumpman logo that are associated with the Air Jordan brand. On appeal at the High People’s Court, Mr Jordan attempted to revoke some of Qiaodan Sports registered trade [...]
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  • Posted by Jane Coyle on May 07, 2015 / Posted in News
    For the fourth year on the run we are competing against some of the largest law firm in the world.
    Another year in the top 100 list of UK & CTM filers The Trademarkroom has done it again. For the fourth year on the run we are competing against some of the largest law firm in the world. How do we do it? Every company needs to work hard and put the customer at its heart. But how do we manage to compete with companies far bigger than ours? The Trademarkroom was originally part of Lawdit solicitors but set out on their own about 10 years ago. What makes us unique is that we are a family [...]
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