CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

After the discomfort expressed by the Fijian people over the trademark ‘Bula’, their national greeting registered by a coffee shop in Florida, the Kenyan people are showing their anger ove

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17 Dec, 2018

THE SCOUT GAME

The Girl Scouts of USA (GSUSA) has sued the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for trademark infringement. The dispute between them is regarding the use of the word “scout” without a gender modif

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21 Nov, 2018

MOTION TRADEMARK

Nusret Gökçe, nicknamed Salt Bae is a Turkish chef who owns a chain of steak houses. His art of cooking and preparing meat has become world famous. He has become widely known for the way h

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19 Nov, 2018

TARGET ADVERTISEMENTS

Facebook has filed a new patent on 10th of May and published on 15th of November which will make it easy for Facebook to analyse family photos and target ads based on them. The patent is on an algorit

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17 Nov, 2018

CHEESY BLOW

The highest court of the European Union has ended a long battle between two Dutch cheese producers. Levola Hengelo, which makes an herb and veggie-filled cheese spread, contended that a similar tastin

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17 Nov, 2018

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