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Shopkeeper challenges Sainsbury’s with ‘Singh’sbury Local’ store

27-01-2020Edward Pearcey

A UK shopkeeper has opened a store called ‘Singh’sbury Local’, and faces a likely backlash from a similarly-named national supermarket giant.

Alibaba helps close over 2,000 illicit manufacturing facilities, says report

24-01-2020Edward Pearcey

Alibaba Group’s intellectual property rights-protection efforts resulted in 1,045 IP-related leads being passed to law enforcement in 2019, and the closure of 2,029 facilities involved in the manufacturing and distribution of illicit goods, according to its annual Intellectual Property Rights report.

Zara ‘blatantly’ copied jeans design, says Amiri

24-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Fashion brand Amiri is suing Zara for $3 million at the US District Court for the Central District of California, accusing the retailer of “blatantly” copying the design of its skinny biker jeans.

‘Struggling artist’ loses TM in dispute with X Factor winner

24-01-2020Sarah Morgan

The management company of “X Factor” winner James Arthur has succeeded in revoking a trademark of his name before the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Sony strikes down ‘Lord of War’ trademark at UKIPO

23-01-2020Edward Pearcey

Sony has been awarded costs of £1,800 against Beijing Elex Technology after successfully opposing the latter’s “Lord of War” trademark application, according to a UK Intellectual Property Office decision.

Brands’ concern over post-Brexit protection revealed in report

23-01-2020Edward Pearcey

Almost half of UK and European businesses expect to change their brand protection strategies after the UK leaves the EU, although 31% don’t know how they’ll register trademarks, according to a report from IP specialists HGF.

Goya Food targets parental control app in trademark suit

22-01-2020Rory O'Neill

US brand Goya Food wants a Delaware federal court to order the company behind the Goya-Move parental control app to drop the name.

Chocolate brand registers first psilocybin mark

21-01-2020Rory O'Neill

A chocolate brand has registered a trademark for 'psilocybin'—one of the psychoactive components in magic mushrooms.

Airbus shoots down Chuck Yeager complaint

15-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Airbus has urged a California federal court to throw a trademark infringement case brought by a retired air force general who was the first person to break the sound barrier.

SCOTUS grapples with ‘wilfulness’ in TM infringement

15-01-2020Rory O'Neill

US Supreme Court justices presiding over a closely-watched case are so far struggling with the notion of “wilfulness” as a requirement for awarding profits in trademark infringement cases.

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