trademarks

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is facing international challenges for the right to use its name on merchandise, consumer goods
Russian punk band Pussy Riot has less than three months to contest a trademark application which would allow lingerie, beachwear
Tomorrow will see a trademark auction for the phrase "Man of the Match", following the OFS Group, the phrase's current owners
Well there is no beating around the bush now I have started with that headline. How did we end up here?