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  • Posted by TMR TMR on May 03, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    On 1st May the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York revealed the surprising news that ‘Swift’ and ‘Swiftlife’ have dismissed all claims against each other, with each party bearing its own costs.
    On 1 st May the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York revealed the surprising news that ‘Swift’ and ‘Swiftlife’ have dismissed all claims against each other, with each party bearing its own costs. The disputes began back in July 2018 when ‘Swiftlife’ accused the singer’s social networking mobile app “The Swift Life” of being an infringement of its trademark. Swiftlife is known for computer software repairs, consulting [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on May 02, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    You wouldn't start the day without brushing your teeth, so why file a trade mark application with a search!
    You may be fooled into thinking that you need to jump into filing the application. It is important that you start with a search. The biggest drawback for a new business in relation to trade mark, as opposed to an established business, is not only finances and resources but the lack of reputation and goodwill. This means that you will not have unregistered rights in the brand you are trying to create which will help you fight against brand copy cats. Therefore, it is best to ensure that you [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on May 02, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    When submitting your application, you must indicate which goods or which services you would like it to cover.
    When registering a trade mark, it is impossible to register your brand name for every type of goods and every service available. This would create a monopoly over that name and would ultimately prevent businesses from expanding and adapting. Therefore, when submitting your application, you must indicate which goods or which services you would like it to cover. All goods and services are categorised into classes, where like goods and like services are grouped together for ease of registration. [...]
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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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