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Confused or likely to be confused?

In the world of trade marks “confusion” is a big thing. Well actually it’s the “likelihood of confusion” that’s a big thing, actual confusion isn’t actually required – confused? Yes, me too and let’s hope this blog doesn’t confuse things. So why is the “likelihood of confusion” such a big deal: well I am glad you asked, in trade mark infringement and opposition proceedings to be successful a claimant, in most circumstances, must show three…
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Sesame Street as you do not yet know it

A raunchy comedy puppet plot called ‘The Happytime Murders’ is everything you would not expect to see from Sesame Workshops, the company behind Sesame Street. Gone is the mission to teach children to read. Instead the film follows two Los Angeles detectives Melissa McCarthy and puppet Phil Phillips as they work together to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of the show. The just released trailer uses explicit and profane language and there…
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Likelihood of Konfusion?

Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis is in the middle of a trade mark dispute with Kellogg’s over his right to make commercial use of his nickname “Special K”. The breakfast cereal production company has owned the right to use the “Special K” trademark in Australia for 59 years and wants to prevent Kokkinakis from using it as part of his branding campaign, which would include use in relation to clothing and sportswear. Extra time has…
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