Tag: Trademark

Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and

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Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademarks

On 16 December 2015, the new Regulation 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council came into effect.

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The value of design patents

It is a perfectly clear, crisp morning as I make my way from Washington DC’s Union Station, through a

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If Plant and Page stole “Stairway to Heaven”, why wait 45 years to take action?

On May 10 a trial will start in a district court in Los Angeles. A jury will decide whether

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The struggle to avoid trademark degeneration

I have met trademark owners that are thrilled when their trademark has become part of the language as generic

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Have faith in bad faith?

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has lost the rights to its trademark in Indonesia. The Indonesian Supreme Court has cancelled

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Names as trademarks – maybe not such a good idea!

In Denmark the owner of a trademark cannot prevent others from branding themselves under their own name, as long

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New hope for trademark owners in China

In China, the trademark system is based on the “first-to-file” system, which means that the first company or person

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Cookyright…? Cookieright…? huh…?

A couple of years ago a successful German chef with a restaurant in Rome called for protection of recipes. And

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I have seen it on TV… so it must be true

Once upon a time most of us believed that everything seen or told on television was true … and

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