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Trademark for Kappa Cigarette Brand Opposed

Karelia Tobacco Company Inc filed Israel trademark application 213924 for the word Kappa (non-stylized). The mark covers cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco products, lighters, matches and smoker’s requirements, all in class 34.  1,294 more words

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Leveling the Field Against Goliath - Social Media Makes Aggressive Trademark Enforcement by Large Companies Potentially Risky

Trademarks are a valuable asset of any company, especially larger companies with well-established branding.  As such, it is understandable when companies often are aggressive in protecting their brand against danger, real or perceived.   1,283 more words

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Toyo Tire Wine Court Case Against Sentury Tire

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas has won an intellectual property infringement case against Sentadia International, which does business as Sentury Tires America. As part of its settlement agreement Sentury agreed to never produce the original CLV6 tire that was displayed at the 2012 SEMA Show or any tire with a similar tread design. 147 more words

Photographer Sues Nike for Copyright Infringement of Iconic Jordan Logo

Authors: Margaret A. Esquenet, Danielle Wright*

Nike’s JORDAN brand is in the spotlight after a New York photographer filed suit claiming that Nike directly, contributorily, and vicariously infringed his copyright in the famous Jumpman Logo. 576 more words


Hard Hat - Some Protection, but Not Enough

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision upheld the trial decision that Société Laurentides Inc. (“SLI”) did not infringe the trade-mark of Osmose-Pentox Inc.(“OPI”).  SLI produced wood primers under the name “wood conservator”, and OPI is the registered owner of the design trade-mark , where the “O” has been replaced with the image of a tilted hard hat.  313 more words


Barefoot Contessa Suing California Company Over Unauthorized “Contessa Chef Inspired” Frozen Dinners

Having a famous brand might sound pretty awesome, but with a name everyone recognizes comes the hassle of trying to protect that name from others out there trying to make a buck off it. 303 more words

"So What'cha Want"?! Use Copyrighted Songs Without Permission at Your Own Risk!

As reported by several media outlets in the last few weeks, The maker of Monster Energy drinks was found liable to the Beastie Boys for copyright infringement to the tune of $1.7 million.   630 more words

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