Trademarks

Wu-Tang Clan Sues Brooklyn Dog Walkers Woof-Tang Clan for Trademark Infringement

Producer RZA argues that the canine service's name is "highly similar" to the legendary hip-hop group.<p>Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Humvee builder AM General suing 'Call of Duty' publisher for trademark infringement

The next “Call of Duty” battle may take place in a courtroom.<p>AM General has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc., the company behind the popular videogame series, accusing it of using imagery of its High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, which is more commonly known as the HMMWV or …

Call of Duty

gucci wins dismissal in their legal battle with forever 21

It’s all over stripes.<p>It's not a good hump day for Forever 21. The fast fashion retailer has just lost the latest round in their ongoing court battle with Gucci, after a judge dismissed their complaint against the luxury brand.<p>The legal dispute has been raging on since June last year, and it's all …

Law

Judge says Sandton pharmaceutical company sought to exploit reputation of well-known brand, TCP

The Belgian owners of the iconic TCP trademark has obtained an interdict to stop Sandton pharmaceutical company Tritof Enterprises from unlawfully …

News (South Africa)

Classixx are Suing H&M for Copyright Infringement

LA house duo Classixx are suing H&M for copyright infringement. The international retailer has reportedly been selling sweaters with the word …

Patents

Emonster sues Apple for violating Animoji trademark

Japanese iOS app developer Emonster has filed a lawsuit against Apple in US federal court over the use of its trademark, “Animoji” — first registered …

Technology

App developer who’s been using Animoji name since 2014 sues Apple for trademark infringement

An iOS app developer who’s been using the name ‘Animoji’ since 2014, and registered it as a U.S. trademark the same year, is suing Apple for trademark infringement. Apple last month announced Animoji as a headline feature of the iPhone X.<p>He claims that Apple was aware of his trademark both because …

Technology (India)

iPhone X Animoji at the heart of trademark lawsuit against Apple

The animoji is perhaps the most frivolous and most whimsical demonstration of what is actually a pretty complex and sophisticated feature. And yet, …

Intellectual Property

Apple sued for alleged trademark infringement tied to animoji feature on iPhone X

Apple is set to go through yet another lawsuit. The company has been sued by a Japanese firm, Emonster kk, which alleges that Apple stole the name …

Apple

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X "animoji" feature

NEW YORK: A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging the U.S. technology …

Phil Schiller

Amazon files Echo Look and meal kit-related trademark in Canada

Amazon has filed two interesting trademarks in Canada: one that seems to relate to the company’s rumoured Blue Apron-like food service and one that …

Patents

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging …

Phil Schiller

Tech N9ne's Strange Music Sues Strainge Entertainment for Trademark Infringement

Strange Music is demanding a jury trial as it seeks permanent injunction against Strainge Entertainment, which is headed by Universal Music Group …

Universal Music Group

IP crime and enforcement for businesses

1. IPrights infringement overview<p>IPrights are infringed when a product, creation or invention protected byIPlaws are exploited, copied or otherwise …

Law

WeWork files complaint against UrWork for trademark infringement, unfair competition

WeWork, the behemoth co-work company valued at $20 billion, has filed a complaint with New York’s Southern District Court, alleging that China-based UrWork is guilty of trademark infringement.<p>The argument is that UrWork is a name that is far too similar to WeWork given that both companies operate …

Startups

WeWork sues China’s UrWork for trademark infringement

in Beijing<p>WeWork, the American shared-office provider that is one of the world’s most valuable start-ups, is suing UrWork for trademark infringement …

China

Kodi Declares 'War' on Trademark Trolls

More and more people are starting to use Kodi-powered set-top boxes to stream video content to their TVs.<p>While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, …

Kodi

Is there something fishy about this Shanghai sushi restaurant?

Authorities in Shanghai are investigating whether a local eatery is guilty of a trademark infringement involving a Michelin-starred Japanese sushi …

Japan

Uber sued by Uber for tarnishing the good name of Uber

Can't we all just be Uber-alles?A Florida cloud computing provider named Uber Operations is suing its dial-a-ride namesake for trademark infringement.

Uber

Hasbro Files Suit Against DC Comics Over ‘Bumblebee’ Trademark

Two superhero franchises are about to square off in federal court over the right to market “Bumblebee” toys. Hasbro, owner of the Transformers brand, …

Comics

First-Ever Knockoff 'Yeezy' Retail Storefront Opens in China

The store's owner even has a valid registered trademark.<p>Kanye West's Yeezy x Adidas footwear line has witnessed paramount success and a Chinese …

Kanye West

In-N-Out sues Smashburger over alleged ‘Triple Double’ burger trademark infringement

Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Monday, Aug. 28 against Denver-based Smashburger, claiming the fast-food rival’s …

Restaurants

Why New Balance's Trademark Infringement Victory in China Is Such a Big Deal

New Balance has won big in China.<p>A Chinese court ruled last week that three domestic companies infringed New Balance’s signature slanted “N” logo and …

Retail

New Balance wins landmark China trademark case

BEIJING — A Chinese court has ruled that three domestic shoemakers must pay New Balance $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for infringing the …

Boston

Trademark infringement is not kühl

Jägermeister has caused a bit of confusion with a new campaign urging customers to "find a kühl spot" to drink. The word is German for "cool," as you …

Intellectual Property

Toblerone not distinctive enough to be a trademark, Poundland claims, as it launches ‘copycat’ bar

Toblerone may be ruing its decision to increase the gaps between its bar’s iconic triangular peaks after it was argued in a court case that they are …

Twin Peaks

Costco owes Tiffany $19 million for selling counterfeit engagement rings

Costco recently started trying to cash in on the wedding industrial complex by launching a wedding registry service, helping members plan their special days, and selling engagement rings. It’s that last one that has gotten them in some 14k trouble. The big box retailer had been selling …

Engagement Rings

Under Armour Wins Lawsuit Against Ridiculous Chinese Copycat

Have we seen the last of Uncle Martian?<p>Under Armour Inc. has just won its trademark infringement case against Chinese clothing company Uncle Martian. According to a press release put out by the law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, the People’s Higher Court of Fujian Province …

Under Armour

Trumped By ‘Covfefe’: 3 Reasons Why Trademarking Trending Names And Catchphrases Is A Bad Idea

President Donald Trump (screencap via White House YouTube feed)<p><i>Ed. note: Please welcome Tom Kulik, one of our new columnists focusing on intellectual</i> …

Law

Gucci Is Suing Forever 21 Over Alleged Unauthorized Use of Its Iconic Stripes

This could get ugly.<p>In recent months, Forever 21 has landed itself in an ocean’s worth of legal hot water and negative press for issues with “ripping off” Kanye West tour merchandise, Tupac designs and more. Most significantly, the fast-fashion giant has become embroiled in a courtroom battle with …