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Kim-oh-no!

2019-07-16T11:48:43+02:00

Kim Kardashian is changing the name of her shapewear line after backlash from fans, who called her out for trying to trademark it. Kardashian‘s new shapewear line was initially named "Kimono", alluding to her first name 'Kim'. However, many were [...]

Kim-oh-no!2019-07-16T11:48:43+02:00

Véjà-vu

2019-07-05T14:05:00+02:00

Sometimes, copycats make it easy to spot where they got their inspiration. This is low-cost retail chain Primark's attempt to ride the coattails of Veja's reputation. Veja's shoe is the one on the right, in case you didn't notice. Of [...]

Véjà-vu2019-07-05T14:05:00+02:00

Strings attached

2019-07-01T13:53:19+02:00

Gibson, the iconic guitar brand, has accused Dean Guitars of infringing on seven of its copyrighted designs, including the body shape of the Flying V. Explorer, SG and ES models in addition to the Dove Wing headstock design, the Moderne [...]

Strings attached2019-07-01T13:53:19+02:00

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows

2019-06-20T10:02:19+02:00

Brooke Shields, famous for the Blue Lagoon, has filed a lawsuit against makeup company Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers who she claims have infringed her famous eyebrows. Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers are alleged to have profited off [...]

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows2019-06-20T10:02:19+02:00

Not so belle

2019-06-19T08:30:37+02:00

Louis Vuitton is taking two Chinese shoemakers to court for allegedly copying the design of its popular Archlight sneakers. The French fashion house is suing Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear — both subsidiaries of Chinese shoe giant Belle [...]

Not so belle2019-06-19T08:30:37+02:00

Wrath of the Maiden

2019-06-26T08:42:13+02:00

Hard rock band Iron Maiden has launched a USD 2.000.000 trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. According to the band, the game’s title causes confusion among customers through its near-identical appearance to the Iron Maiden trademark, [...]

Wrath of the Maiden2019-06-26T08:42:13+02:00

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art

2019-06-19T08:21:42+02:00

Artist Ai Weiwei is taking Volkswagen to court for copyright infringement, after the company published a magazine advertisement for the car VW Polo in 2017 that featured one of his art installations as a backdrop. Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist [...]

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art2019-06-19T08:21:42+02:00

Neymar gets his name back

2019-06-20T10:10:18+02:00

Brazilian footballer Neymar has won a lawsuit over the registration of his name as a trademark. The General Court of the European Union confirmed the rejection of the trademark registration by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). A Portuguese man [...]

Neymar gets his name back2019-06-20T10:10:18+02:00

Appetite For Infringement

2019-06-26T08:43:13+02:00

80s Hard Rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses is taking a Colorado brewery to court for alleged copyright infringement, alleging the brewery has been selling a craft beer named "Guns ‘N’ Rosé ale" since 2018 without the band’s approval. The brewery [...]

Appetite For Infringement2019-06-26T08:43:13+02:00

Unblocked

2019-05-20T10:28:33+02:00

Toy giant Lego is taking legal action against a high-flying New Zealand company claiming some of its toy designs are too similar. Zuru Toys, the counterparty, however, is standing their ground stating that Lego can't claim a monopoly on plastic [...]

Unblocked2019-05-20T10:28:33+02:00
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