U.K. supermarket no longer legally trumps a literal country Iceland Foods, which operates Iceland supermarkets in the U.K., no longer holds the EU trademark on the word “Iceland,” which is, of course, a sovereign country. The EU Intellectual Property Organisation granted the food company said trademark back in 2014, but that trademark is now invalidated after the supermarket tried to stop the country from mentioning itself in a slogan, prompting the country to sue.
Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons tried to block his attempts to trademark an Indian businessman’s Glenfield Scotch whisky,, saying it uses the same green and gold colours and stag on its packaging.
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Chanel has successfully prevented a Vietnamese company from registering CocoGoodsCo as a trademark in the UK, according to a report published by the World Intellectual Property Review. The UK Intellectual Property Office agreed with the French luxury brand that Luong Quoi Coconut’s mark infringed Chanel’s ‘Coco’ trademark in class 3, covering soaps, shampoo, deodorant and […]
COCO MADEMOISELLE Eau de Parfum Intense – CHANEL、1:00
A business has launched a legal claim against Bentley Motors over the ownership of a clothing trademark. Brandlogic, owner of Manchester-based Bentley 1962 clothing, is seeking an injunction to stop the car firm using the name Bentley on UK clothing.It claimed in the High Court the car manufacturer had “badly damaged its business”.
The New Continental GT Convertible | Epitomising the Spirit of Grand Touring | Bentley Motors, 2:18
Cadbury has faced yet another setback over its decades-long battle to own the right to trademark the colour purple, which it has used for its chocolate bars since 1905.
Cadbury Dairy Milk – Aliens – Canada (40 secs)
On 14 November 2018, the UK government and the European Commission agreed in principle the terms of an Agreement between the UK and the EU setting out the terms of an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The full text of the Withdrawal Agreement can be viewed in this link, with matters relating to intellectual property being set out in particular in Articles 54 to 61.
A NEW application by Oxford University to trademark the word ‘Oxford’ on more than a hundred products from stickers and pencils to DVDs and even bibles has sparked concern. Maps, tickets, newspapers, journals and 122 other goods could potentially be left with a bill for using the word ‘Oxford’ in the wrong way if the application is approved. The bid for exclusive use of the city’s name has been made by Oxford University Press, a division of the university, and unless there is formal opposition is likely to become active within three months.
This is Oxford, 0:30
A UK company has acquired the trademark for “Bitcoin” and has allegedly threatened to bring a lawsuit against a small business that sells bitcoin-themed shirts. The business owner shared their plight on the Bitcoin subreddit, explaining that today, May 25, they received a letter from a company claiming to own the UK trademark for “Bitcoin.”
Trade mark number UK00003279106
Trade mark BITCOIN
Class 25, 32, 33
Filing date 22 December 2017
Owner(s) name A.B.C. IPHOLDINGS SOUTH WEST LLC
c/o MONOPOLIP LTD, London, SW6 1BE, United Kingdom
Country of Incorporation United Kingdom
Company registration number 006649708
Date of publication 02 February 2018
Brussels, Angers, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF UNION PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS
The UK government has outlined its intention to offer EU registered trademarks a UK equivalent post-Brexit.In its latest draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, the UK revealed that it would create an equivalent cloned right during the Brexit post-transition period, which is planned to last from 29 March 2019, to 31 December 2020.
The London Taxi Company wanted to claim exclusive rights to the black cab shape and thwart a rival firm. But Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd have upheld a ruling made last year by a high court judge. In January 2016, Mr Justice Arnold ruled that the shape was not a “valid registered trademark” after a high court hearing in London.
A boom in new fintech innovations saw UK financial services firms register a record number of trade marks in 2016, according to research.Companies in the sector registered 4,228 trade marks last year, up from 3,141 in 2011, professional services firm, RPC, found.