trade mark

Taj Mahal Palace is the First Indian Building to Become an Official Trade Mark

The Taj Mahal Palace was built in 1903 and acted as a triangulation point for the Indian Navy to show them the way towards the harbour.  The Taj Mahal Palace, an iconic 114-year-old building, in Mumbai, India has just become… Continue Reading →

Gene Simmons Tried to Trademark Devils Horns Rock Hand Gesture but Withdrew USPTO Application

Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and singer for the hard rock band Kiss Gene Simmons has been in the IP news recently after he attempted to trademark a hand gesture he claimed he invented. In the trade mark application to… Continue Reading →

Essential Smartphone Faces Trade Mark Infringement Allegations Prior to Launch

The American computer programmer, engineer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Andy Rubin recently announced his upcoming Essential smartphone.  Unfortunately before the product launch the company behind the Essential smartphone has been named in a trade mark infringement claim over the name… Continue Reading →

Trade Mark Applications Suggest Lidl may open Future Stores in Australia

The German global discount supermarket chain Lidl has recently filed trade marks for LIDL TO GO (Lidl’s convenience assortment) and LIDL YOU (Lidl’s streaming service). Lidl has gone on the record to say that it has no current plans to… Continue Reading →

Nestlé Fails to Secure 3D KitKat Shape Mark in the UK

Transnational food and drink company Nestlé that owns and manufactures the popular confectionary brand KitKat has been trying to trademark the four fingered 3D KitKat shape in the UK for many years.  The KitKat shape has already received trade mark… Continue Reading →

TeamDrive Systems GMBH Sue Google for Trade Mark Infringement

Award winning German software company TeamDrive Systems GMBH (which makes secure, cloud-based, file-sharing software) recently asked the High Court for a European-wide injunction preventing Google Ireland Ltd and Google Commerce Ltd. from infringing its trade mark “TeamDrive” on its products…. Continue Reading →

High Court Ruled Apple’s IWATCH Trade Mark Invalid

The trade mark application for IWATCH was submitted by a third party and assigned to Apple in 2015.  Apple’s IWATCH trade mark was found to be invalid after the High Court’s verdict (initiated via an appeal by Apple) agreed with… Continue Reading →

How Legal is Memorabilia Containing The Pope’s Image?

There seems to have been a recent increase in tourist souvenirs and other memorabilia containing the representation of The Pope.  Some reasons for this include the great popularity of Pope Francis (the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church)… Continue Reading →

Monster Energy in Trade Mark Violation Court Dispute

Monster Energy is a well-known energy drink introduced to the market in 2002 and now sold globally is owned by the US based Monster Beverage Corporation.  The company is known for aggressively defending its trade marks (including its name, slogans… Continue Reading →

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