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Dawn Ellmore: Weekly Patent and Trade Mark Law Roundup

Trade Mark reforms take Effect in China New Balance have been awarded more than 10 million yuan (£1.2m) following a number of ongoing trade mark disputes in China. Only last year a Chinese Court ruled against the brand in favour… 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 →

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 →

Amazon’s Latest Trade Mark Filings and Possible New Launches for AmazonBasics and Amazon Go

American electronic commerce company Amazon has recently been reported by the IP news and media for possible new trademarked service line launches and new trade marks that have been recently filed in the Australian and UK market. AmazonBasics (a service… Continue Reading →

Famous Toy Maker Hasbro is Trying to Trade Mark the Smell of Play-Doh

Hasbro, Inc, the American multinational toy and board game company and third largest toy maker in the world recently made an application to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trade mark the distinctive scent of Play-Doh to the… Continue Reading →

Karen Millen Has Lost the Right to Trade Under Her Own Name

UK fashion designer Karen Millen lost the right to trade under her name following a judgement at the English High Court. Karen Millen founded her women’s clothing business in 1983 then opened a chain of shops trading as ‘Karen Millen’…. Continue Reading →

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