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”.
情報源: Manchester clothing firm lodges trademark claim against Bentley Motors – BBC News
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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.
情報源: Cadbury purple trademark battle isn’t over yet | The Drum
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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.
情報源: Update on Brexit 14 November 2018
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.
情報源: Oxford University applies to trade mark ‘Oxford’ on 126 products | Oxford Mail
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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.”
情報源: UK Company Acquires ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark, Allegedly Threatens Etsy Store over BTC-themed Items
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
情報源: Notice to Stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Plant Variety Rights | CPVO
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.
情報源: IPPro The internet | Brexit transitional period to offer ‘cloned’ trademark rights | ipprotheinternet.com
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.
情報源: Black cab shape not distinctive enough to be trademark, say judges | World news | The Guardian
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.
情報源: Fintech boom drives record number of trade mark applications by UK finance firms | The Independent
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US-owned shared office giant WeWork is escalating a legal fight against its Chinese rival, UrWork, with a US trademark infringement lawsuit.
情報源: WeWork sues UrWork over trademark infringement
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Nearly half (48%) of international brand owners do not have a have a clearly-defined trademark filing strategy for when Britain leaves the European Union, according to new research.
情報源: Brands face Brexit trademark crisis | News | Drapers