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English Court of Appeal rules in favour of BMW in garage TM clash


BMW has successfully appealed against a ruling that had allowed a car repair company to feature ‘BMW’ as part of its brand.

Gene Simmons applies to trademark ‘devil horns’ hand gesture


Gene Simmons, lead singer of rock band Kiss, has applied to trademark the so-called devil horns hand gesture.

Canon awarded $4.5m in toner patent case


Camera producer Canon has been awarded $4.5 million after a federal jury found that a plastic manufacturer and a toner company wilfully infringed Canon’s patent.

Apple steps up battle with Qualcomm by demanding patents be invalidated


Apple has sought to have 18 patents registered by Qualcomm invalidated, in the latest development to their legal battle over royalty payments.

Admiral Nelson rum infringes Captain Morgan trademarks, says Canadian court


Canada’s Federal Court has ruled in favour of drinks maker Diageo, saying that Heaven Hill’s Admiral Nelson rum directly infringes its Captain Morgan brand and awarding injunctive relief.

Washington Redskins also winners in SCOTUS Tam ruling: lawyers


The Washington Redskins, a National Football League (NFL) team, are also winners in a ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court, according to lawyers.

Exam board sues study help site for copyright infringement


The American Chemical Society’s exam board has sued an online study help site for copyright violations, alleging “widescale and systemic infringement”.

Mattel takes aim in Barbie tanning TM opposition


Toy maker Mattel has filed a trademark opposition notice at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board over the mark ‘Bronzed Barbie’.

SCOTUS refuses to hear ‘Dancing baby’ copyright dispute


The US Supreme Court has refused to hear the ‘Dancing baby’ copyright dispute, a case centring on a video of a child dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” that was uploaded to YouTube.

SCOTUS deems disparaging TM ban unconstitutional


The US Supreme Court has deemed the government’s ban on disparaging trademarks unconstitutional, handing a win to rock band The Slants and overturning more than 70 years of legal practice.

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