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  • The Elvis Presley Estate Loses Bid to Block ELVIS JUICE Beer

    Trademark disputes involving breweries are nothing new, with breweries battling each other, wineries, and even cities over trademarks. We can now add estates of dead celebrities to the mix, as the Estate of Elvis Presley continues its battle against UK-based BrewDog over its ELVIS JUICE I.P.A. The Elvis Estate first attempted to resolve the dispute...

  • The Internet of Names: CES Round-Up

    – Laurel Sutton, Senior Strategist & Linguist at Catchword Brand Name Development CES 2016 (January 6-9, 2016) has come and gone, and, as always, offered up a rich selection of new product and company names for analysis (and occasional mockery). Questionable name choices for “innovative” products pop up every day, but only at CES are...

  • Santa Claus is in Town!

    – Nicola Hill, Browne Jacobson Season’s Greetings one and all! Welcome to the Christmas Day DuetsBlog, where you can find a spot of light-hearted IP cheer being brought to you direct from the fireside in the United Kingdom. Now, I hope that Father Christmas has been good to all of our readers this year and...

  • Do EU principles of free movement trump trade mark rights or vice versa?

    Lauren Millward, Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP In recent times trade mark law in the UK has developed to comply with the fundamental principles of the EU including the free movement of goods and services within the EU. The decision of the Court of Appeal in the UK in Speciality European Pharma Ltd v Doncaster Pharmaceuticals...

  • Rihanna ‘shines bright like a diamond’ but still no right of publicity for the UK

    Nicola Hill, Associate and Jude King, Trainee Solicitor, Browne Jacobson LLP This is the era of celebrity. It has become a global commercial enterprise in its own right. From launching personalised perfume ranges to being the face of fashion houses, there can be no doubt that celebs are a high value commodity. As such, every...

  • It’s no secret that the future of PINK for Victoria in Europe is anything but rosy

    Simon Bennett, partner and Rachel Cook, associate Fox Williams LLP Victoria’s Secret is likely to be feeling less than angelic following its recent defeat in the UK Courts. The problem? PINK.  PINK is Victoria’s Secret’s entry level brand, aimed at attracting younger customers to Victoria’s Secret, who will ultimately graduate to PINK’s more grown up...

  • “Glee” – Fox fails to see the funny side in the UK Courts

    Simon Bennett, partner and Rachel Cook, associate Fox Williams LLP Global entertainment giant Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation recently lost its case against Comic Enterprises Limited, a UK company that runs several live entertainment venues in the UK, in what has been billed as a modern day David vs. Goliath. The subject of the dispute:...

  • The Color Purple and the future of color trade marks in the UK

    Simon Bennett and Rachel Cook Fox Williams LLP Chocolate giants Nestle and Cadbury have been trading blows in the UK and European Courts for several years. This latest round in front of the UK Court of Appeal related to Cadbury’s application to register the color purple (to be specific Pantone 2685C) for the packaging of...

  • It’s Good To Be King…Or Not

    This past week, I was perusing the internet for articles of interest and came across one that made me chuckle–probably because of my profane and childish sense of humor.   Apparently, some clever entrepeneur had been taking advantage of the dated and immature Sofa King joke in connection with a sofa and furniture store.  Recently (okay, almost 6 months...

  • Enforcement of U.S. Copyrights in the U.K.

    Simon Bennett, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Fox Williams LLP, Solicitors George Lucas defeat over Stormtrooper helmet design replicas creates ability to enforce U.S. copyrights in the UK.    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled against George Lucas’ company Lucasfilm in the latest episode in a copyright and designs battle against a...

  • Right Royal, Protecting a Royal (To-Be’s) Name

    –Susan Perera, Attorney Just across the pond, the UK has been aflutter with the news of the royal engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton since the story broke back in November. As with many high profile events, this one has spurred some creative ways to profit from Kate’s newly elevated status. One area of...

  • Beatles Trump U2 in the UK

    Beatles "Stella McCartney" Stellanude "Nude Brands" "Ali Hewson" UK "European Union" Perfume eBay Injunction Patent "Trademark Dispute"

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