The Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment on Nestlé’s KitKat trademark has demonstrated the difficulty of proving acquired distinctiveness, lawyers have told WIPR.
Even if it looks like a Kit Kat, it might not be. The European Court of Justice has thrown out an appeal by the chocolate bar’s maker, Nestlé, which argued that it owns the shape of the teatime treat.
It doesn’t take a professional economist to realize the rapid rate of growth in China. In the first quarter of 2018, the country’s GDP increased by 6.8 percent and the second quarter is predicted to see a further 6.7 percent growth. But of course GDP is not the only metric by which to measure economic growth.
Use Of A Trade Name Similar Or Deceptively Similar To The Registered Trade Mark Would Not Constitute Infringement Under Section 29(5) Of Trade Marks Act: Delhi HC [Read Judgment] | Live Law
” What has been constituted as infringement under Section 29(5) is use of the registered trade mark as trade name or part of the trade name.”, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw. The Delhi High Court drew a distinction between cases of infringement by use of ‘trade name’ under Section 29(5) of the Trade Marks Act, and the cases …
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There can be no right to the exclusive commercial use of the word ‘Malabar’, ruled the Supreme Court in a trademark battle between two companies to use the particular nomenclature for the sale of Biriyani rice. That the entities involved in the legal tussle are from West Bengal has literally taken Kerala, especially the Malabar region, by surprise.
Under certain circumstances you can trademark a color… Examples include: red soles for women’s high-heel dress shoes (Louboutin); pink fiberglass insulation (Owens-Corning);light blue for jewelry boxes (Tiffany); brown for parcel delivery trucks and uniforms (UPS); magenta for telecommunications services (T-Mobile).
Analysts and the media aren’t the only ones calling Boeing ( BA) potential new midmarket plane the “797.” Boeing trademarked the name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office in August 2017, Flight Global reported Tuesday. The trademark is another sign that the new plane, Boeing’s answer to the Airbus ( EADSY) A320neo, is likely happening.
Trampoline. Aspirin. Escalator. You know these terms with respect to a fabric springboard, headache pills, and moving stairs respectively, but these examples all have one thing in common – they were once valuable trademarks of the goods they represented.
LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s 20-year association with Nike was hanging by a shoestring on Monday as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Center Court to open the defense of his title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit. Gone was the Nike swoosh from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing.
An EU court has tried to forestall ongoing US legal proceedings by declaring that an expat Frenchman can’t trademark a logo containing the domain name France.com.
‘Cockygate’ Trademark Row Causes Heartbreak in U.S. Indie Romance Novel Publishing Industry – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law
The U.S. romance publishing industry has been roiling over a trademark issue which has been less-than-affectionately referred to as Cockygate. According to various reports, romance writer Faleena Hopkins has been asserting a trademark she registered to prevent use of the word “Cocky” in titles of adult romance novels.
Ethics watchdogs have expressed concern as the US President Donald Trump’s daughter expands her business in foreign countries
The new marks could allow the First Daughter’s brand to market a host of things from baby blankets to coffins, as well as perfume, make-up and furniture. Trademarks can be signs of corporate ambition, but they can also be filed defensively, to block copycats.
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