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Eye catching trade mark for Chiara Ferragni is not confusingly similar to Chiara trade mark

The Queen bee of influencers, Chiara Ferragni, and her business partners have prevailed in overturning the European Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) decision that their application to register the mark: (“the Chiara Eye mark”) was confusingly similar to a Benelux trade mark for the word “Chiara” for goods in class 25 (which covers clothing, footwear and…

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GiGi Ha-Did It Again!

The international super model and global influencer Gigi Hadid is being sued for copyright infringement as a result of an image she posted on her Instagram feed … of herself! Hadid, for those of you not so au fait with the “Instafamous” has 45 million followers on Instagram and is part of the current breed…

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Back to Rainbows, Unicorns and Smiley faces for Tesla, Elon Musk and Tom Edwards 

Those who read our recent blog article entitled “A Farting Unicorn’s Musky Attraction!” will be familiar with the copyright dispute that recently engulfed Tesla tycoon Elon Musk over Tesla’s use of a unicorn farting. To recap for those who aren’t aware of the saga, relatively unknown Coloradoan potter – Tom Edwards designed and produced a…

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What’s in a name?

That is the question; in a dispute that has arisen between the British luxury fashion brand Barbour and the iconic denim brand Levi’s over both brands small signature tabs that are sewn into the seams of various garments produced by the brands. Over the years Levi’s has been known to take a very aggressive stance…

New Zealand political party ordered to pay damages to Eminem’s publishing company – Eight Mile Style, for shady behaviour

Eminem’s publishing company – Eight Mile Style – has been awarded NZ$600,000 by a New Zealand judge in relation to a copyright infringement claim brought by it against the National Party in New Zealand. In 2014, the National Party used a track which was highly similar to Eminem’s well known track – Lose Yourself –…