Category Archives: trade mark infringement

Louboutin’s trademark – Red Soles

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The Paris based designer, Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent last week for using their trademarked red soles on its shoes. The purpose of the red sole in Christian Louboutin’s design is branding – to help distinguish their shoes from those of other designers. The designer claims that Yves Saint Laurent’s use of the red […]

An Innocent Breach of Trademark

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Innocent Drinks, the UK market leader in smoothie products, has recently taken issue with a trademark application made by Dawn Reid and her Sussex based company Innocent Vitamins. The latter applied, in February 2011, to register the mark “innocent vitamins all goodness. no badness” for her food supplement products, a move which Innocent Drinks views […]

“The King’s Speech” trade mark dispute settles by the parties

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The film “The King’s Speech” has been in the news not just in connection with its 12 Oscar nominations but also due to a trade mark dispute. The bone of contention concerns the use of the phrase “No animals were harmed” in the credits. The American Humane Association (AHA), the nation’s voice for the protection […]

Barbie and Bratz – The Story Continues

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MGA Entertainers Inc. and Mattel Inc, the creators of the Barbie and Bratz dolls are set to restart their court battle which occurred initially back in 2004, when MGA first brought out their new Bratz dolls. Since the introduction of the Bratz dolls in 2001, MGA managed to sell $3.3 billion dolls and related products, […]

Sony Ericsson and Clearwire

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Sony Ericsson has moved to sue Clearwire over their green swirly logo, claiming that it is noticeably similar to their own logo. They have filed for a federal trademark lawsuit in Virginia.  Clearwire, a wireless Internet service provider, plans to launch new handsets later this year and intends to put their new logo on each […]