The Cannabis Trademark
Jan27

The Cannabis Trademark

As known to general public, Marijuana is legal in 28 states of USA. However, its is still illegal under federal law. Hi is a cannabis company, bearing the text ‘hi’ in an orage loop as its logo, located in Portland. Its Parent company ‘Cannabis Sativa Inc.’ has applied for the Hi trademaek at the US Patent and Trademark Office. However, there seems to be a little catch to this. As the federal laws are yet to...

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Facebook wins Trademark case in China’s Highest Court
May13

Facebook wins Trademark case in China’s Highest Court

Facebook has taken its case to the highest Court of China against drinks compay, Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory. Zhongshan is alleged to have trademarked its product after the world’s most popular social networking brand-name, Facebook in 2014. At the point where the case reached the Court, it brought to light the Chinese law which said that any globally famous brand had to prove in court that it is well known in China as...

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Gucci sues Afterlife Funeral Offerings Shop
Apr29

Gucci sues Afterlife Funeral Offerings Shop

Gucci filed for a legal warning against two HongKong based “Afterlife offering” companies. These companies are being alleged for selling ‘copycat’ paper machie versions of luxury prodects. Afterlife offering stores are popular in China for a certain ceremony recurring every year called the ‘Qingming’. WHAT IS QINGMING Qingming festival is also called tomb cleaning day. This festval marks the...

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IPAB directed to reconsider it’s Judgement
Apr22

IPAB directed to reconsider it’s Judgement

Madras High Court has ordered IPAB to reconsider and re-examine the ‘Rally’ case afresh. This case,  dating back to 2006, began with a battle of petitions for rectifications and counter rectifications. Rallifan, fan manufacturer, had filed a rectification petition against Mahavir Home Appliances against the latter’s mark, ‘Rally’. Mahavir retaliated by filing a counter rectification plea. Mahavir...

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Terre Haute Bakeries Square off over 4-sided Donut
Mar25

Terre Haute Bakeries Square off over 4-sided Donut

The same happened with Kit-Kat; and now it’s “Square Doughnuts.” Two doughnut makers from Indiana approach Court to see who shall be the sole-owner of the trademark for the “Square Donut.” Square Doughnouts from Terre Haute, Indiana have been making square shape donuts since 1960. Spread over nine locations across Indiana, they were pretty famed for their unusually shaped donuts. However, commercial...

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Adidas sues APL over Treademark 3-stripe Design
Mar19

Adidas sues APL over Treademark 3-stripe Design

After Adidas’ victory over Sketchers for the blatant trademark infringement, looks like it’s dragging APL into a lawsuit for “stealing” its 3-stripe trademark design as on its Ultra Boost and Crazy 8. APL, also known as, Athletic Pro League, is being sued by Adidas for its basketball shoe designs, TechLoom Pro and Blade for using a design similar to its 3-stripe design on its own shoes. Adidas claims this to be...

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