US Judge Sides with Louis Vuitton over Pooey Puitton “Parody” Case

French fashion house and luxury retail company, Louis Vuitton, commonly known as LV has won the adjournment of a lawsuit which was filed by a toymaker named MGA Entertainment that accused the French fashion brand of attempting to disrupt its sales of a poop-shaped toy purse, called “Pooey Puitton”. The company was actually apprehensive that […]

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Louis Vuitton takes on Belle International over Copycat Sneakers

Louis Vuitton, a France fashion house and luxury retail company, is suing two Belle International (women’s shoe retailer in China) subsidiaries for infringement in connection with its Archlight sneakers. According to the Louis Vuitton’s complaint filed in an intellectual property high court in Hong Kong, Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear – both subsidiaries […]

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Victoria’s Secret’s recent message to rising rival by means of Trademark Applications

Victoria’s Secret, an American retailer of women’s lingerie, throws shade at its budding rival ThirdLove, an online Lingerie startup by filing an application for trademark registration at the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Whilst ThirdLove might be disrupting the business on women’s lingerie, Victoria’s Secret still considers itself as consumers “first love”. Although, the […]

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Gold-coated bottle shapes as 3D Union Trademark

The Court of the European Union has passed a decision which says that the shape of a gold-plated bottle as well as a pink-coated bottle can now own the exclusive 3D Union Trademark Protection. In the packaging sector, this is counted as a significant judgment for protection of 3D union marks.  The decision taken by […]

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J & J agrees to settle hip implant lawsuits for about $1 billion

Johnson & Johnson, an American multinational company, manufacturing medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods, agreed to pay about $1 billion to resolve the immense number of lawsuits claiming it sold the defective metal-on-metal hip implants that ultimately had to be removed, as mentioned by people with knowledge of the matter. This agreement has now […]

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Apple’s ‘Think different’ versus Swatch’s ‘Tick different’

‘Think different’ is a very famous advertising slogan used by Apple since 1997. Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, advertised its watch using the slogan ‘Tick different’. This led to a legal trademark dispute between both the companies in which Apple lost to Swatch two times in recent weeks. Swatch, advertised and promoted its NFC- capable watch […]

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Kellogg’s ‘Fruit Loop’ opposition rejected

The Fuller’s brewery of Britain achieved a successful outcome when the UK  Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) rejected a trademark opposition brought by the American food manufacturing company, Kellogg.  On May 2, 2019, Thursday, the UKIPO issued a decision in favor of the brewery, stating that Kellogg’s couldn’t bespeak reputation of its ‘Froot Loops’ brand in […]

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Chinese Trademark Law amended for the fourth time

On April 23, 2019, a new amendment of the Chinese Trademark Law was passed at the 10th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress by adopting two new sets of regulations. The Trademark Law in China has been amended three times in 1993, 2001 and 2003 respectively, and this fourth amended […]

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