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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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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 15, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    In a decision handed down a few days ago the EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal held that despite marks being envisaged for different classes, in some cases, they can still be regarded as confusingly similar and bear the same meaning within the EU.
    In a decision handed down a few days ago the EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal held that despite marks being envisaged for different classes, in some cases, they can still be regarded as confusingly similar and bear the same meaning within the EU. SO, how did this arise? In early 2009, Applicant Debonair Trading International sought to register ‘SO…?’ as an EU trade mark under Classes 14 and 25 of the Nice Classification. A few months later, the applicants received a notice of [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 01, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    You may be able to prevent the other party from using a trade mark that you were using first through passing off.
    You may believe that you have no way of protecting a trade mark that you haven’t registered. Well, you would be wrong. You may be able to prevent the other party from using a trade mark that you were using first through passing off. Passing off is a common law action which allows a party to prevent another using a specific mark if they can show they have developed ‘goodwill’. Goodwill can be difficult to pinpoint but just having a reputation is not enough. The user would [...]
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  • Posted by TMR TMR on March 01, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    When registering a trade mark, it is impossible to register your brand name for every type of goods and every service available.
    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 March 01, 2019 / Posted in Trade Marks
    The French Organic foods and nutrition company Groupe Léa Nature has lost its appeal for its European trade mark.
    In early 2008, Groupe Léa Nature applied to register its European trade mark (“SO’BiO ētic”) with the EUIPO. The trade mark related to classes 3 (cleaning preparations and cosmetics) and 25 (clothing, footwear and headgear) for organic products. In 2008, the company Debonair opposed the trade mark, as it owned two trade marks (“SO…?”) in the same above classes.   In 2010, the EUIPO opposition division dismissed Debonair’s attempt to have [...]
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