Author: Trademark Ninja

Mount Carmel, Yelp and the Aussie Post Office (streeeewth), it’s Today’s Interesting IP

It’s a wet and miserable Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland Here’s some interesting IP to brighten up your day (yeah, like that’s going to do it): Data Protection in Ireland in Corporate Insolvency – The Fallout from Mt. Carmel – https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/2015/08/24/data-protection-regulation-ireland Is making a bad copy still copyright infringement? http://www.canadiantechlawblog.com/2015/08/21/unusable-copies-and-copyright-infringement/?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=View-Original Australian Post Office Service Sue for Trade Mark Infringement – http://www.smartcompany.com.au/legal/intellectual-property/48144-letter-boxing-sendle-says-australia-post-trying-to-stamp-out-post-without-the-office-slogan.html Yelp reviewers not entitled to be paid (well duh) – http://www.californiaworkplacelawblog.com/2015/08/articles/class-actions/common-sense-prevails-as-court-knocks-out-yelp-reviewers-class-action-seeking-pay-for-voluntary-online-reviews/ €62 MILLION awarded for Trade Mark Infringement – http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/attorney-says-pods-wins-60-million-award-in-trademark-infringement-lawsuit/2199386 Trade Mark Infringement written in the Stars – http://ipkitten.blogspot.ie/2015/08/star-wars-its-all-greek-but-opposition.html More tomorrow at lunchtime...

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WalletHub, the Nationals and Major League Baseball settle a trademark dispute over the letter W – Washington Business Journal

Interesting Article on a big scrap in the states centering on use of the letter “W”, well worth a read… A trademark battle cast as a “David-and-Goliath” struggle between a growing financial startup and a sports juggernaut has ended with less of a bang and more of a whimper.The addition of a single sentence ended a lengthy period of negotiations over trademark infringement allegations over how the letter “W” was used in logos between D.C.-based Evolution Finance’s financial information company WalletHub, the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball. With that, MLB’s complaint was dismissed July 14. Source: WalletHub, the Nationals and Major League Baseball settle a trademark dispute over the letter W – Washington Business...

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A Gas Inflatable Space Elevator, Drones and Quinoa – Today’s Interesting IP – Monday 24 August 2015

I’m home sick in bed (I prefer chocolate to grapes or flowers, if you’re thinking of sending anything over), but Interesting IP waits for no man nor illness, so without further ado (adieu?), here’s some stories I spotted from my bed! What happens when a viral video is shot by…..an intellectual property lawyer – http://www.buffalonews.com/columns/denise-jewell-gee/wnyers-fight-over-youtube-video-raises-awareness-for-copyright-infringement-20150823 The “Queen of Beers” anybody? – https://uk.news.yahoo.com/budweiser-takes-exception-firms-queen-beer-campaign-152329930–finance.html#BFhlJIT Here, Canada, Sort yourselves out – http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/data-watchdog-contacts-canadian-counterpart-over-breach-349658.html Before you eat your Quinoa (like totes) – http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2015/08/23/a_natural_superfood_and_intellectual_property.php Data Protection and Drones – http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/laws-to-protect-against-drones-must-be-considered-donohoe-1.2324695 A Gas Inflatable Space Elevator (Yeah, you heard) – http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/08/22/patent-on-gas-inflatable-space-elevator/id=60821/ More tomorrow, assuming I haven’t succumbed to the Black Lung...

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