trade mark infringement

Melania Trump Fights Back at Illegal Use of her Trade Marks in Slovenia

Some entrepreneurs in Melania Trump’s native Slovenia have taken advantage of the American First Lady’s image and name in a bid to promote various Slovenian products such as honey and pancakes. Mrs. Trump’s legal team issued a press release which… Continue Reading →

Disney Sued for Trade Mark Infringement by UK Boutique

UK luxury boutique store Alice Looking filed a trade mark infringement complaint against Disney in the US courts over its registered ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ US trade marks covering: jewellery, stationery, clothing, toys/games and confectionery classes. The Disney film… Continue Reading →

Louis Vuitton to Take Trade Mark Case against My Other Bag to the US Supreme Court

European multinational luxury goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton’s parent company) lost a number of trade mark lawsuits against American accessories brand My Other Bag founded in 2012 by Tara Martin.  My Other Bag prints animations inspired by iconic handbag designs… 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 →

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 →

Mars Sues Chocolatier CocoVaa for Trade Mark Infringement over Brand Name

Ms Syovata Edari, a criminal defence lawyer and owner of recently established chocolatier CocoVaa, is being sued by Mars Inc. in the US for trade mark infringement over the name of her chocolate business.  Mars Inc. says the name CocoVaa… Continue Reading →

Chanel has Trade Mark Win at the EU General Court

French high fashion house Chanel which specialises in haute couture clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories recently won a trade mark dispute at the EU General Court to protect its iconic double “C” logo.  This win marked a turnaround of… Continue Reading →

The Unauthorized Use of Trade Marks in Website Meta Data Risks Infringement

A recent intellectual property law suit in Australia (Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Ltd v Liv Pty Ltd) has changed the existing case law on the unauthorized use of trade marks in meta tags (e.g. meta description, keywords and… Continue Reading →

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