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Kylie Minogue Wins Trade Mark Battle over “Kylie”

World famous pop singer Kylie Minogue was recently locked in a trade mark battle with lesser known Kylie Jenner (who appears in US reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians) over the name Kylie. Kylie Jenner tried to register… Continue Reading →

Names of Famous People Cannot be Trademarked in China

The Supreme People’s Court (the highest court in the mainland area of China) issued a document stating that names of famous people cannot be used as trade marks.  The document went on to state that if a trade mark brings… Continue Reading →

Michael Jordan Won Rights to his Chinese Name in a Long Run Trade Mark Battle

Michael Jordan asked Chinese authorities in 2012 to revoke Qiaodan Sports Co’s trade marks, which featured a similar name and logo to Jordan’s Nike-produced brand and he claimed mislead consumers about its ties to him. In a recent ruling by… Continue Reading →

Iceland Launches Legal Challenge on the Supermarket Iceland’s Name

The Icelandic government has reportedly taken legal action at the European Union Intellectual Property Office against frozen food supermarket chain Iceland in a trade mark dispute over the use of the name ‘Iceland’. The supermarket Iceland has been trading for… Continue Reading →

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