Trademark Row between Diageo and Khoday Postponed by IPAB


The expected hearing of a trademark dispute between the Netherlands-based Diageo Brands BV and Indian firm Khoday Brewing and Distilling Industries Ltd. related to the use of the trademark ‘Black Label’ has been adjourned by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) to June of this year. (さらに…)

Defendant demands a whopping $553,000 in trademark lawsuit


An associate company of Reynolds American Inc., which is also a defendant in a trademark lawsuit has presented a motion demanding $553,000 in a final judgment. (さらに…)

Apple settle iPad trademark dispute by paying $60 million


Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $60 million in order to settle a trademark dispute that could have jeopardized the sale of iPads in China. (さらに…)

Oprah Winfrey Might Go To Court Over Trademark Infringement


Following ruling from the 2nd Circuit a trademark lawsuit against the famous talk show host’s company can now move forward. As per the case, Simone Kelly-Brown, the proprietor of a motivational services business called ‘Own Your Power Communications Inc.’, is litigating Winfrey over her usage of the phrase “Own Your Power” in her magazine and on her website. Kelly-Brown asserts she possesses a trademark on the phrase. (さらに…)

Disney Charges Deadmau5 of Trademark Infringement


Disney has cautioned the U.S. Trademark Office last week that it will most likely to challenge a trademark filed by Joel Zimmerman, better known as EDM star Deadmau5 (pronounced as dead mouse). The artist Deadmau5 is famous for his super-sized mouse head that he puts on during his sets. However, he has not trademarked his logo till now. According to reports, Zimmerman’s Ronica Holdings Limited is trying to trademark a black and white graphic of a mouse that Disney fears could infringe upon its famous trademark logo of Mickey Mouse. (さらに…)

Diageo Sues Admiral Nelson’s Rum for Trademark Infringement


Diageo has moved for a legal action against Heaven Hill’s Admiral Nelson’s rum over claims that it was infringing on the trademark of Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum. The lawsuit regarding the matter was filed by the liquor giant at the Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday, 26 March, 2014, against the Heaven Hill Distilleries, based in the US which owns brands like Elijah Craig and Evan Williams Bourbons. (さらに…)

Montenegro amends its trademark law to harmonize with that of EU


The Balkan country of Montenegro has lately drafted amendments to its trademark law for making it concurrent with the European Union trademark legislation. The amendments proposed are expected to be adopted soon. It is expected that the amended law will regulate the trademark registration process and the trademark infringement proceedings in a more standardized way. (さらに…)

Kardashian family fight to conceal lucrative business deals in trademark lawsuit


The Kardashian family have made millions through various lucrative endorsement deals, but they are not willing to share the amount with anybody. In fact, the family has asked a judge in their ongoing trademark lawsuit to seal court documents pertaining to how they fabricate business deals. (さらに…)

Quality Roofing Services sued for being involved in trademark infringement


A California-based roofing company filed a suit against one of its former employee for being involved in trademark infringement. The case was filed by Petersen-Dean Inc. on March 20, 2014, in the Houston Division of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas against Jason Brinkmann, who started business as Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services Inc., mentioning trademark infringement. (さらに…)

Trademarks for ‘Katie Design’ and ‘Tanmai Jewelers’ assigned by USPTO


The trademark for the name “Katie Design” was allocated to Stanton / Katie Scott who was doing business as Katie Design Jewelry Ltd. of Houston, Texas, with the registration number 4500733 on March 25 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Katie Design Jewelry had registered for obtaining the trademark on May 1, 2013 and had first used it commercially in August of that year. The logo of ‘Katie Design Jewelry’ uses the colors black and yellow as a feature of the trademark, with a yellow letter “T” in the word Katie symbolizing a cross. The remaining letters in the word, i.e, “KA” and “IE” and the word “Design” is shown in the colour black. (さらに…)

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