Someone Attempts to Trademark a Slogan “OK Boomer” With USPTO

As the slogan “OK Boomer” has gained remarkable attention in the mainstream beyond Generation Z, someone has applied for the Trademark Registration of “OK Boomer” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). TikTok, the incredibly popular video-sharing app, has emerged as a launchpad for various viral memes and internet trends, including “OK Boomer” […]

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All About Two Vital Trademark Symbols – TM & ®

Undoubtedly, most of us know that a trademark is a type of Intellectual Property (IP) that comprises a recognizable word, sign, symbol, or expression used to distinguish products of a particular source from those of others. However, this is not all. To get the expected benefits from trademarks, you need to be aware of all […]

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Role of Cease & Desist Letter in Trademark Infringement

Trademark Infringement is a serious matter that often disturbs the functionality and ambiance of the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. Hence, one should address this issue as soon as it gets discovered. In the present era, on one side, companies or individuals who infringe trademarks do not comprehend the legal implications of cloning or using a […]

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Delhi High Court pulls up Prasar Bharati for using the word ‘Dish’

On 16th July 2019, the Delhi High Court (HC) restrained India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati from infringing the trademark ‘Dish’ of Dish TV. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw through an interim order revealed that it is unexpected of the public sector enterprise infringing the mark of another company, and hence, the defendant was restrained […]

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-white Sued for Trademark Infringement

New York-based marketing and creative agency, OffWhite Productions has filed a Trademark Infringement case against Virgil Abloh’s OffWhiteTM. It claimed that the defendant is infringing its trademark rights by using a name similar to its brand name. The case filed by complainant contains many claims, such as: OffWhite Productions has been utilizing its Registered Trademark […]

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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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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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