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  • Posted by TMR TMR on April 16, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Coco Chanel, one of the most influential women of all time, and one who built the foundations of a very successful brand.
    Coco Chanel, one of the most influential women of all time, and one who built the foundations of a very successful brand. Chanel perfumes are certainly no strangers to IP disputes, and it seems they are continuing this in 2019. Their latest attempt to protect their brand has been successful after a ruling of the UK Intellectual Property Office. On the basis of their ‘Coco’ mark, they succeeded in an opposition. The mark opposed was ‘CocoGoodsCo’ applied for by [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on April 16, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    A look at a recent case concerning 3D trade marks.
    A look at a recent case concerning 3D trade marks. 3D trade marks are being considered by the Offices and courts a lot more in recent times, many losing their protection. In this case the US Patent and Trade Mark Office considered two perfume bottles, both in the same of a male torso. The office had to consider if they were going to allow another torso bottle 3D mark to be registered, even though one already was registered. The two torso bottles did have their differences, however, as they [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on April 08, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    In 2017, a web services provider JK Solutions applied to register the mark ‘KinkedIn’. However, the mark was opposed by the professional networking service provide LinkedIn.
    In 2017, a web services provider JK Solutions applied to register the mark ‘KinkedIn’. However, the mark was opposed by the professional networking service provide LinkedIn. LinkedIn felt that the mark ‘KinkedIn’ was highly similar and was likely to cause confusion. Furthermore, as ‘KinkedIn’ was being registered for agency services for computer and video dating services in relation to sharing sexual fetishes, LinkedIn argued that the mark [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on April 04, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Major League Soccer (‘MLS’) is opposing a trade mark of Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) regarding the name of David Beckham’s new football club Inter Miami.
    Major League Soccer (‘MLS’) is opposing a trade mark of Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) regarding the name of David Beckham’s new football club Inter Miami.  On 25 March 2019, MLS filed a notice of opposition with the Trade Mark Trial and Appeal Board in the US. David Beckham along with four other co-owners founded Club Internacional de Futból Miami in 2018. The football club are due to compete in the MLS in 2020. In 2014, Inter Milan filed a US application for [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on April 04, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    On 1 April 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reaffirmed that Kroma EU had no legal standing to take legal action against the Kardashian sisters
    On 1 April 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reaffirmed that Kroma EU had no legal standing to take legal action against the Kardashian sisters. The main reason behind the judicial decision was due to the fact that Kroma EU did not own the rights to the Kroma trade mark. It has been revealed that the rights to the Kroma trade mark are owned by a Florida-based make-up artist called Lee Tillett. In October 2012, Lee Tillett had granted an exclusive licence to Kroma EU to [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 22, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    Bronx rapper Cardi B has filed a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to trademark her famous ‘Okurrr’ catchphrase.
    Bronx rapper Cardi B has filed a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to trademark her famous ‘Okurrr’ catchphrase. The trademark application filed by her Company ‘Washpoppin’ earlier this month will cover “paper goods, namely,  paper cups and posters and merchandise such as hoodies, T-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses and headgear”. The filed paper work clarifies that the ‘Okurrr’ trademark is to contain three [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 19, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    The BC Hospitality Group (one of Denmark's largest companies within the hotel, conference, trade show and hospitality sector) has accused America celebrity chefs Chloe Coscarelli and Tom Colicchio of trade mark infringement.
    The BC Hospitality Group (one of Denmark's largest companies within the hotel, conference, trade show and hospitality sector) has accused America celebrity chefs Chloe Coscarelli and Tom Colicchio of trade mark infringement. Chloe Coscarelli and Tom Colicchio established a vegan pop-up restaurant called ‘Supernatural’ this year in New York. According to the evidence submitted for the declaratory judgment, BC Hospitality Group sent a letter accusing the two American chefs of [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 18, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    We understand that when making your legal choice, it can be difficult to see the good guys through the see of over-inflated prices
    Here at The Trademarkroom, we offer a cost effective and business friendly service provided by a family firm who will always be on your side. We have listed the top ten reasons why you will not get the level of success with anyone else than you will with The Trademarkroom. Our main focus as a business is our customers; therefore our aim is to make any application or process as stress free and smooth for you As The Trademarkroom has been in operation since 1999, we are proud to be one the [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 18, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    From registration, the protection in your trade mark will only last for a period of 10 years to begin with.
    From registration, the protection in your trade mark will only last for a period of 10 years. However this can be extended indefinitely by applying for a renewal. This will still need to be done every 10 years until you decide to no longer benefit from your registered trade mark. This is no guarantee that your application for renewal will be accepted by the  UK Intellectual Property Office, as this is their opportunity to ensure your mark is still meeting the requirements. While it may [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 18, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    To ensure you have the right protection for your business, you must register your trade mark in the right area.
    There are three levels of protection, which increase in area of protection and fee cost. You need to strike the balance between the immediate need to ensure that your trade mark is protected in the areas in which you trade and the higher level of costs that may occur. National If your main business concentrates on one particular country, your best option may be to apply for a national mark in that country. This will give you a registered trade mark that can only be protected against [...]
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