Trademark

Is Pussy Riot Big Enough to Lay Claim to Its Own Name?

Ilya Kazi | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ilya Kazi

The story should act as a stark warning to those hungry for fame. Anyone eagerly queuing up for 'talent show' auditions or bands gigging furiously, determined to be the 'next big thing', would do well to remember that the right to use and commercially exploit their name cannot always be guaranteed.

Before You Design A Shoe With A Red Sole...

Kate Lawson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Back in 2008 Christian Louboutin sued Spanish fashion chain Zara over a pair of open-toe shoes which were of a similar design to Louboutin's Yo Yo style with its iconic red sole (which has been a signature of the brand for over 20 years).

Underwear, Lubricants, Whips and Nappies... What Else Has Oxford University Put Its Stamp On?

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University is currently fighting to protect its New College trademark which is under threat from philosopher AC Grayling. The procedure of t...