My dear friend and client, “The Hobbit” actor William Kircher (@williamkircher). I obtained a judgment in his trademark infringement suit today. Defendants messed with the bull in William, and they got the horns. Victory. Period.
Anyone see what we see? Yes, that's right, a little bit of potential trade mark infringement! Imagine if your brand was not secured and got confused with the likes of UKIP! Make sure you invest in Intellectual Property and protect your brand! Contact us today for a free consultation!
Let us start your Monday morning off with a laugh and trade mark infringement case! This was recently found on our travels through SE Asia in Vietnam to be specific. Who do you think Branel got their inspiration from for the branding of this product? Would you be confused? Drop us a comment and let us know what the real product is called and who manufactures it! #Branel#Chocolate#SFFF#Foodhub#Foodpreneur
You are likely making the googly eyes at this Frozen Orange Blancmange which, though it tastes like a Creamsicle, is NOT Creamsicle pie. The proper name "Creamsicle" is trademarked by the good people at Unilever who I have the utmost respect for, particularly those in their legal department. .
If you're dreaming of eating this pie, I've got good news for you: YOU CAN! I wrote the recipe for Taste, and not only is it crazy delicious but ridiculously easy as well. A beginner can make it. A child can make it. Koalas can make it, because they have opposable thumbs and there's a booming citrus industry in Australia. Click the link in my profile, bookmark it, and you'll have a go-to dessert for every potluck summer shindig for the rest of your life. .
Woooow @forever21, whole new low for y'all!! I'd say, "Let's boycott." but who fucking shops there anyway?! #Repost @wearewildfang 😳😳😳Uhh does this mean we've made it??? @forever21 ripped us off. (think they're donating to PP and ACLU?) #TrademarkInfringement
Intreseting case of #Trademark#infringement : Starbucks v. Freddocino.
January 2016, Starbucks filed a lawsuit against the parent company of New York's Coffee Culture Cafe for launching a drink called the "Freddocino" The lawsuit's documents allege that not only does the drink appear similar to the Frappucino, the structure of the name contains enough similarities to cause "confusion in the marketplace" and diminish "Starbuck's brand equity." Starbucks does own the trademark Frappucino, and additionally alleged that Coffee Culture has created deceptive packaging to make it appear the term "Freddocino" is trademarked when it is not. While Coffee Culture Cafe has changed the name of the drink to a "Freddo," Starbucks is proceeding with the lawsuit. Coffee Culture could have avoided the issue by avoiding infringement on a closely-guarded trademark, with an annual value of approximately $1.5 billion.
Two Ipswich men sentenced for illegal tobacco offences
Mohammed Raoof, 31, of Gaye Street and Pavel Ibrahim, 26, of Franciscan Way both appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with breaching the 1994 Trade Marks Act, General Product Safety Regulations and Tobacco and Related Products Regulations.
Both men pleaded guilty to all offences. Raoof was sentenced to 200 hours community service and fined £500 and also ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge. Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 hours community service and ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge.
Raoof was arrested after 20,600 illegal cigarettes and 143 packets of rolling tobacco were seized by Suffolk Trading Standards at his home
Samples of the seized tobacco were sent to the relevant trade mark holders and were also tested for safety measures. A total of 6,680 cigarettes were found to be counterfeit and infringing the trademarks Regal, Richmond, Winston and Marlboro while 2,880 cigarettes failed to have any self-extinguishing protection built into them.
The seized items also failed to bear health warnings in English.
Following a search of IKI Grocery Store in Franciscan Way, Ipswich, in December 2006, Ibrahim was charged. Suffolk Trading Standards discovered 2,500 illegal cigarettes and 57 packets of hand rolling tobacco. Ibrahim was working at the premises at the time of the search and provided a false name, Hawkar Osman.
Analysis of in-store CCTV footage showed Ibrahim making 11 sales of illicit tobacco from under the counter in less than an hour and a half, before restocking the illegal tobacco under the counter.
More than 700 cigarettes were found to be infringing the trademarks Regal, Richmond, Winston and Marlboro and 900 cigarettes failed to have any self-extinguishing protection built into them. Almost all of the cigarettes found did not have any health warnings in English.
No BK Lounge to be found near Bondi Beach🚫🍔👑 In Australia, all Burger King franchises are under the name "Hungry Jacks" because a restaurant named "Burger King" had already existed within the region. #firstcomefirstserved#trademarkpriority