Tags » Trademarks

New Chinese Trademark Law Takes Effect in May.

China’s new trademark law, which takes effect May 1, 2014, is designed to discourage the trademark hijacking and piracy that have caused headaches for foreign companies attempting to do business in China. 543 more words

Work And No Play

King Resolves Trademark Disputes With Two Independent Developers

Candy Crush Saga maker King has resolved its trademark disputes with the developers of two independent games, The Banner Saga and CandySwipe.

The mobile gaming giant had initially opposed… 227 more words

General

Underwear versus Hummus in Trademark Dispute

A Canadian hummus maker is embroiled in a trademark dispute with an American underwear manufacturer over the use of the “Hanes” name on their respective products. 285 more words

Trademarks

A Yiddischer Mama

I have my mother-in–law, an 85 year old Polish, Holocaust veteran staying for the whole of Pessach. To keep my sanity, I periodically disappear into the den to “work”. 116 more words

Trademarks

General Court of the EU: A button or a label attached by means of a button to the ear of a soft toy could not be registered as a community trademark for lack of distinctive character

On the 16th of January the General Court of the European Union rejected form registration two positional trademarks for lack of distinctiveness. Positional trademarks are marks used in the labeling which may eventually become distinctive not because of their originality but due to the way they are positioned on a particular product. 416 more words

Trademarks

In Trademark Dispute with Pinterest, Travel Company Claims “Pin” Is Generic

Pintrips, Inc., a startup travel planning company, has called Pinterest Inc. a “trademark bully” for suing over its use of the word “pin.”

Pintrips contends that “pin” is a generic verb that can’t be reserved for the exclusive use of one company.  247 more words

Trademarks

Underwear versus Hummus in Trademark Dispute

A Canadian hummus maker is embroiled in a trademark dispute with an American underwear manufacturer over the use of the “Hanes” name on their respective products. 285 more words

Trademarks