商標登録insideNews: Burberry is Suing Rapper “Burberry Jesus” for Trademark Infringement, Dilution | The Fashion Law

A Chicago-based rapper has landed on the receiving end of a lawsuit from Burberry over his stage name and various elements of his branding, which the

情報源: Burberry is Suing Rapper “Burberry Jesus” for Trademark Infringement, Dilution | The Fashion Law

Burberry Limited v. Marvel Yarbrough(a/k/a Burberry Jesus) – Complaint (1:20-cv-06909, N.D. Ill.)

商標登録insideNews: Zoom Sued for Trademark Infringement Over ‘Zapp’ App Integration | bloomberglaw.com

Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s new “Zapps” function for integrating third-party apps infringes Zapier Inc.’s trademarks covering similar services, according to a complaint filed Monday in San Francisco federal court.

情報源: Zoom Sued for Trademark Infringement Over ‘Zapp’ App Integration

On Monday in the Northern District of California, plaintiff Zapier, Inc. filed a complaint against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for trademark infringement and unfair competition, alleging that Zoom is using the name “Zapp” for its third-party app integration within Zoom, infringing Zapier’s “Zap” third-party app integration business, which Zoom has previously partnered with to use within Zoom.

情報源: Zip Zapp Zoom: Zapier Sues Zoom For Trademark Infringement – Intellectual Property

Zapier, Inc. v. Zoom Video Communications, Inc, 3:20-cv-07506 California Northern District Court, Claims for relief: Federal Unfair Competition and Dilution (15 U.S.C. § 1125), Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unfair Business Practices

Docket Zoom App – Learn more about Zapps coming soon., 2:29

商標登録insideNews: 「巨峰」は正式名称ではなかった!?意外な名前トリビアいろいろ | マイナビニュース

情報源: 「巨峰」は正式名称ではなかった!?意外な名前トリビアいろいろ | マイナビニュース

もともと商標や登録商標であった名称が普通名称化することは商標の希釈化(ダイリュウション又はディリューション:dilution)の1つです。また”普通名称化させる”は英語で”genericize”とも言います。折角、取得した登録商標を希釈させないことも商標の運用上、重要なブランド戦略となります。ちなみに、巨峰事件は大阪地裁 平成13年(ワ)第9153号、うどんすき事件は東京高裁 平成9年(行ケ)第62号、正露丸事件は東京高裁 昭和35年(行ケ)第32号になります。