Angry Birds is a beloved mobile game created by Rovio Entertainment. It was first released for iOS in 2006 and since then it has been downloaded billions of times worldwide. There has also been an Angry Birds movie, a comic book mini-series and a comic strip series. The sequel to the first movie is due to be released in the US this year. Needless to mention, Angry Birds is a mega money-maker. So it’s not…continue reading
Over the last few decades the double-glazing salesman have been the target for jokes and have had to put up with a good deal of criticism and negative stereotyping. Despite all this the industry is growing and there is clearly appetite for companies to get in on a slice of the action. No better is this illustrated than in the recent legal fight between two Bradford based companies, Safestyle UK and SafeGlaze UK. Safestyle which…continue reading
What’s Amazon’ liability for trade mark infringement if they fulfil a product order that happens to be of a product that infringes a brand owner’s rights? This was the question considered in an action brought by Coty over their Davidoff Hot Water perfume. The products in this case were put on sale by a seller who used Amazon’s Fulfilment by Amazon service option to store and ship goods. Amazon describes this service option on their…continue reading
Earlier this month, Sony sued Knee Deep Brewing arguing that the brewer intentionally imitated the “Breaking Bad” logo and other design elements in order to benefit unfairly from the popular AMC series. Sony claimed trade mark infringement, dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition, among other claims, and is now seeking damages and an injunction to stop the brewer from using “Breaking Bud” and the current logo and design. The full complaint filed by…continue reading
Anyone would be grumpy if their IP was infringed, cat or otherwise, and so it comes as no surprise that Grumpy Cat Limited recently sued the owners of US coffee company Grenade Beverage for breaching an agreement over the use of the cat’s brand and image. Originally posted on Reddit, by the brother of the cat’s owner, the Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) quickly went viral as users added humorous text and captions to…continue reading
Netflix is being forced to entertain discussions with the notorious drug cartel family. It is currently party to an on-going legal battle, led the brother of Pablo Escobar, whose life was dramatized for Netflix’s most popular TV series ‘Narcos.’ ‘Escobar Inc’ – an investment holding company, has put forward a claim for trade mark infringement. Alongside this, Carlos Munoz Portal – a scout for the production company was shot dead in Mexico whilst locating places…continue reading
The Gluten Intolerance Group (‘GIG’) of North America has knifed back at Jamie Oliver and Jamie Oliver Enterprises (‘Jamie Oliver’) for trade mark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition. The complaint filed on 7th July at the US District Court for the Western District of Washington (the US state where GIG is based and where one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants operate in) details that Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (a private limited company in the UK undertaking…continue reading
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