HERITAGE HIJACK

Ross Kashtan, a US businessman who runs a Florida kava bar and coffee shop named Bula Kafe applied for the protection of the word BULA which is originally a Fijian greeting. The café sells a ra

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15 Nov, 2018

NAMESAKE

The most pertinent question in most of the cases involving trademark disputes between luxury brands is whether the consumers are able to distinguish between labels with similar names. This question h

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14 Nov, 2018

THE PARTY DRINK

In a recent judgment, Red Bull has lost its trademark dispute over its earlier mark “VERLEIHT FLÜGEL”. In 1997, Asolo had filed an application for registering a EU trade mark for the

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12 Nov, 2018

ILLEGITIMATE HOARDING

In the recent past, trade mark applications in China have been increasing at a very high pace. An explosive growth took place in 2017 when the number of applications hit the 5 million mark. A number o

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12 Nov, 2018

DANHOULI'S DOWNHILL

Major luxury brand, Alfred Dunhill has won a major trademark battle against Chinese menswear brand Danhouli. The Chinese Court has awarded a 10 million RMB )$1.47 million USD) to Dunhill against the C

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09 Nov, 2018

TWITTER'S NEST

How many times have you agreed to the Terms and Conditions without actually reading them? Probably all the time. Did you ever feel a brief moment of guilt for doing it? Everyone including the ones in

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07 Nov, 2018

THE STARRY STARBALL

Football or soccer has been a sport for every generation. The game gives a feel of youth. The ball used in the game is a priced possession for the players. Every ball is identified by their uniqueness

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18 Sep, 2018