Trademarks

Starbucks Accused Of 'Ripping Off' New Food Craze 'Duffins'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Starbucks has been forced to admit that its new "duffin", a doughnut-muffin combination, was not an original creation despite the coffee chain's suppl...

Charlie Thomas

Hello! Lawyers Force New Magazine To Change Logo

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

It's a David and Goliath battle of the glossy magazine world - Lifestyle glossy Hello! magazine has forced a young rival to change its logo after enga...

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.

Charlie Thomas

KitKat's Four-Fingered Shape Is Protected After Nestle Wins Its Latest Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Nestle has won the latest stage in a long-running battle to safeguard the look and feel of the humble KitKat from wannabes. Nestle registered the s...

Charlie Thomas

Trade Mark Wars: Other Bands Which Have Fought Over The Right To Their Band Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is facing international challenges for the right to use its name on merchandise, consumer goods or musical devices and re...

Charlie Thomas

EXCLUSIVE: Pussy Riot Faces Fight For Trademark In The UK

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Russian punk band Pussy Riot has less than three months to contest a trademark application which would allow lingerie, beachwear and other clothing, a...

Can You Be Sued For Using A Catchphrase?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Tomorrow will see a trademark auction for the phrase "Man of the Match", following the OFS Group, the phrase's current owners, decision to sell up. ...

The Great Olympic Con Trick

Steve Davies | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Sport
Steve Davies

Well there is no beating around the bush now I have started with that headline. How did we end up here?