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A dive into the world of celebrity trade marks

The prominence of social media and reality TV has provided many opportunities for a new kind of celebrity that I incredibly savvy when it comes to building a brand. Before there split at the beginning of 2021, Kim Kardashian and… Continue Reading →

Sporting Trade Mark Disputes

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The emergence of Emma Raducanu, from nowhere to US Open champion in a few short months, lead to the inevitable opportunities for commercialisation – and the opportunity for unrelated parties to attempt to make money from the Raducanu brand. There… Continue Reading →

Trade mark news on LinkedIn: Beyoncé ramps up trade mark battle for daughter’s name

Luke Rehbein on the LinkedIn story about Beyonce’s trade mark battle Global superstar singer Beyoncé wants to trade mark her daughter’s name. The seven-year-old, called ‘Blue Ivy’ is the subject of a David and Goliath style trade mark battle between… Continue Reading →

Luke Rehbein’s – 6 epic trade mark battles

Behind the scenes of big brands, there are constant legal battles over trade marks and intellectual property (IP). The drama is high within IP law, with all kinds of trade mark fights battling it out for the rights to names…. Continue Reading →

2019 Intellectual Property Salary Survey

Salaries are on the rise in 2019, particularly for Trade Mark Attorneys, Intellectual Property Solicitors and qualified Patent Attorneys. That’s according to our Salary Survey 2019. Every year, we report on the salaries and benefits in the UK intellectual property… Continue Reading →

Beyoncé Faces Opposition Trying to Trademark Daughter, Blue Ivy’s Name

Famous pop singer Beyoncé is trying once again (after a failed attempt in 2012) to trademark her five-year-old daughter’s name Blue Ivy Carter.  Beyoncé wishes to use the “Blue Ivy Carter” trade mark on a range of merchandise covering the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Donald Trump Files for Trade Mark ‘Keep America Great’ as Re-Election Slogan

On 18 January 2017 Donald Trump’s legal team filed a trade mark request for  his re-election campaign slogan: ‘Keep America Great’ (both with and without an exclamation mark) for the 2020 Presidential campaign.  The campaign slogan has been requested to… Continue Reading →

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