Whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has logged an appeal with the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that a dog toy did not infringe on its trademarks.The Bad Spaniels dog toyAs reported by Law360.com, Jack Daniel’s submitted its appeal to the court last Friday (18 September) arguing for the previous verdict to be overturned.Jack Daniel’s, which is owned by Brown-Forman, was first taken to court by the maker of the Bad Spaniels Silly Squeakers dog toy in 2014 after the distiller sent cease and desist letters to the company.
New Balance Athletics Inc. won $504,000 in statutory damages from Chinese shoe seller, USA New Bunren International Co.’s, willful trademark infringement
Kawhi Leonard | WE GOT NOW | New Balance, 0:40
Banksy’s trademark may be at risk after the street artist lost a case that an EU panel said was brought in bad faith and was undermined by a gift shop he set up in London last year.
Banksy lost a trademark battle with a U.K.-based greeting card company and, in turn, the copyright for his famous work, “Flower Thrower,” in part because officials said his hidden identity prevents him from being classified as the “as the unquestionable owner.”
Trade marks consisting exclusively of a sound or a combination of sounds are rare. However, a recent EUIPO decision confirms that a four-note sequence for electronical and medical apparatus and sanitary installations may be distinctive.🔎R2821/2019-1 https://t.co/yrF2zvT1mK pic.twitter.com/SLlaY39or6
— European Union Intellectual Property Office (@EU_IPO) September 15, 2020
Trade mark number: 018063460
Filing date: 13/05/2019
Owner: B. Braun Melsungen AG
Appeal: R2821/2019-1 Trade mark 018063460
B. Braun auf einen Blick、1:17
As of 14 September 2020, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) has enhanced its participation in TMclass and joined DesignClass.OAPI will now use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass as well as the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) in DesignClass. Following OAPI’s decision to use HDB and HDBPI there are now twelve (12) non-EU IP offices in TMclass and eleven (11) in DesignClass, which use and accept terms from these harmonised databases.The latest addition of OAPI in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP Offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and EUIPO, to 81. As for DesignClass, there are now 38 IP offices in this tool after OAPI has joined.