You’ve heard of beating the rap? Well, a gynecologist in Pennsylvania has beat the rapper ― Dr Dre, to be exact.
For people that generate ideas, particularly in the internet age, it is worth seriously looking at the trade-off between protection and pace of growth. Some innovations are naturally suited to intellectual property protection, such as new technical ways to achieve something.
Earlier this month, cereal company Kellogg's took action against Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis to stop him
What's in a smell? Well according to Play-Doh rather a lot. This month US toy giant Hasbro filed a trademark application
In the Summer of 2015, Kylie Jenner moved to register the trademark 'Kylie' with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO
Kylie Minogue has won a landmark legal battle against Kylie Jenner, after the reality television starlet tried to trademark
Have you got Iceland (the frozen food supermarket) confused with Iceland (the country) before? Granted it's not an everyday issue for most of us, but there are occasions when some conversational confusion may take place.
Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.
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.
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).
Oxford University is currently fighting to protect its New College trademark which is under threat from philosopher AC Grayling