Further to our post on patent related issues that were raised in our London Tech Week IP seminars and workshops, here is the trade marks instalment based on the common themes that surfaced in our discussions involving trade marks.
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I’d like to chime in about the recent trademark news concerning the Washington Redskins football team.
If you are unaware of the recent controversy, the story begins at least as early as 1992, when Suzan Harjo and six other plaintiffs petitioned the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to cancel the REDSKINS trademark on the grounds that it is disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous, or disreputable towards Native Americans or Aboriginal persons. 374 more words
Canada’s trade-mark regime was officially given a maaaaaajor dose of botox on June 19, when proposed changes to trade-marks legislation was given royal assent. Whereas some revisions were expected, others have brand owners and their trusty trade-mark lawyers up in arms. 314 more words
Perram J has awarded $10 nominal damages for trade mark infringement against each of Scadilone, White Heaven and Quality Kebabs, but $91,015 additional damages against Quality Kebabs. 672 more words