Tesla Motors Resolves Trademark Dispute in China

August 7, 2014

Tweet For the second time in a year, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. reports that it has resolved an ongoing trademark dispute in China. As we reported last year, Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng has been the owner of the trademark for the Tesla name in 12 categories, including land, air, and marine transportation vehicles, […]

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Diesel Clothing Brand Attempts To Block Computer Game Dieselstormers

August 6, 2014

Tweet Italian clothing brand Diesel is concerned that attempts by German game developer, Black Forest Games, to trademark the name Dieselstörmers could lead to trademark infringement. Diesel has filed legal opposition to Black Forest Games’ trademark for its “run-and-gun” game. The Italian brand claims the game’s name will confuse consumers since Diesel’s trademark covers products […]

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Luxury Shirtmaker Has Victoria’s Secret Trademark Battle Sewn Up

August 5, 2014

Tweet What happened when Thomas Pink, a British luxury apparel company, took legal action against Victoria’s Secret over its ‘Pink’ collection? As we previously reported, Thomas Pink filed a trademark suit in Britain against Victoria’s Secret UK Ltd back in May last year. The British-based brand, which is now owned by luxury goods company LVMH, […]

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Kanye West Defeats Coinye in Trademark Lawsuit

August 1, 2014

Tweet Kanye West has won a trademark infringement suit over virtual currency, Coinye West, since the currency company never responded to the lawsuit, according to Billboard. A U.S. District Court judge in New York ruled in favor of Kanye last week in a hidden default judgment. Back in January, West started legal action to stop […]

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Campaign Signs Temporarily Banned for Infringing on Hershey Trademark

July 31, 2014

Tweet Maryland State Senator Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. was temporarily banned from using his campaign materials because their design is similar to that of The Hershey Company’s famous chocolate, TheBaltimore Sun reports. Both the senator’s signs and the chocolate company’s logo feature a brown background with white capital letters. Because of the strong resemblance to […]

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New Jersey Highway versus Florida Pizza Restaurants in Trademark Suit

July 28, 2014

Tweet The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is suing a chain of Florida pizza restaurants whose logo closely resembles the agency’s Garden State Parkway sign, according to the New Jersey Law Journal, which first reported the lawsuit. The agency has issues with the logo that Jersey Boardwalk Pizza uses for its two pizza restaurants, as well […]

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New gTLD Update: .LAWYER, Free .SCOT Domains for Scottish Babies, & More

July 25, 2014

Tweet New gTLDs Launched/Announced  Donuts Sunrises Registry operator Donuts has announced details of its next TLDs to launch into Sunrise as follows: New gTLD Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Early Access Program (EAP) Day 1 General Availability .DEALS 22-Jul-14 20-Sep-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 24-Sep-14 01-Oct-14 .CITY 29-Jul-14 27-Sep-14 End Date Sunrise […]

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Change Proposed for Russian Trademark Law

July 23, 2014

Tweet This month, Russia’s authority responsible for intellectual property protection floated the idea of changing trademark law so that it no longer treats naturalistic images of products and descriptive trademarks as an argument for distinctiveness, according to a World Trademark Review blog post. The proposal drew mixed reactions, with some suggesting the amendment could soften […]

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Samsung Tops BrandIndex Global Mid-Year Buzz List

July 22, 2014

Tweet Samsung dominated YouGov’s mid-year BrandIndex Buzz Rankings appearing in the Top 10 in 11 countries and ranking #1 in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Google, Google+, Apple, and Apple/iPhone made the Top 10 in eight countries, while Facebook and YouTube appear in three country rankings each. Car manufacturers had a strong showing […]

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Oregon Brewer Sues Law Firm for Trademark Infringement

July 21, 2014

Tweet Full Sail Brewing, an employee-owned brewery in Oregon, has started legal proceedings against an Atlanta-based law firm over trademark infringement, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court shows. In the suit, the brewer claims that The Session Law Firm LLC is promoting its business with the help of “counterfeit versions” of its Sessions Lager […]

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