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Brick by brick


Toy brick maker Lego has won another case against imitators in China, where copies of its colorful plastic toy bricks and figures have been a recurring problem. Last year, in a landmark case, Lego succeeded for the first time in [...]

Brick by brick2018-11-15T14:40:40+00:00

Game over?


Amusement park Walibi is being scared by Nintendo over its annual Halloween Fright Nights. Walibi has been using Nintendo characters. Nintendo claims to never have given permission to use its copyrighted characters. During Halloween the Dutch amusement park used bloody versions [...]

Game over?2018-11-15T14:28:08+00:00

Not so happy


Pharrell Williams is not so ‘Happy’, and threatens to sue President Trump for using his song. Singer and artist Pharrell Williams has sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Donald Trump after the president played Williams' 2014 smash hit "Happy" at [...]

Not so happy2018-11-07T09:00:13+00:00

Crocodile case


Fashion brand Lacoste has taken Dutch retailer Hema to court, because the store sells children's clothes with a crocodile on it. And the crocodile belongs to Lacoste, Lacoste claims. The French iconic trademark is eager to attack crocodile logo's used by [...]

Crocodile case2018-11-08T13:31:50+00:00

A dress to impress


American fashion label Halston claims that Calvin Klein has violated its copyright by copying three designs for dresses. Everything revolves around three dresses of which Halston stated that Calvin Klein has copied them indiscriminately. It concerns a black knee-height dress [...]

A dress to impress2018-10-31T16:30:11+00:00



Although it is still a ‘fast food’ chain, McDonald’s is moving towards healthier meals, reducing calories in its meals. This advertisement, spotted by on of our observant attorneys during his holidays, is an accidental extension of this trend.: an ad [...]


Why would a sheriff do that?


Normally, as a clothing brand, you want your clothes on as many people as you can. Well, you should be careful what you wish for. A sheriff in Union County, Arkansas (USA) has been putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest [...]

Why would a sheriff do that?2018-10-30T08:57:53+00:00

I am… too famous


The big trick is to get your trademark well-known, famous even. This takes a lot of marketing effort, but who doesn't want to be up there with Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola? Well, the city of Amsterdam doesn't; it is removing a [...]

I am… too famous2018-10-30T08:55:23+00:00

Covered by a cover


A Canadian artist is accusing a home decor retailer of copyright infringement after noticing a duvet cover that resembles her painting that hung in one of the company’s stores. Artist Jill Paddock’s blue, yellow and white abstract painting of flowers [...]

Covered by a cover2018-10-30T08:45:09+00:00

Can’t do it My Way


A local talent contest called "Sinatra Idol" has to change its name, after receiving a cease and desist letter over copyright infringement from the hit show "American Idol." The annual show in Hoboken, New Jersey (USA) had been hosted in [...]

Can’t do it My Way2018-10-30T08:42:25+00:00