Author: Trademark Ninja

Saab is back, Tesco Now, and Facebook back in the Irish High Court today – It’s today’s Interesting IP

After the ECJ judgment 2 weeks ago, the Irish Facebook Safe Harbour case was back in the High Court this morning – http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/1020/736068-data-court/ Speaking of Facebook, it is going to warn you if your account has been hacked by a government, which was nice. https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/2015/10/20/facebook-to-warn-users-of-state-sponsored-attacks Another Irish Water Woopsy Doodle – http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/water/irish-water-crisis/new-training-for-irish-water-staff-after-data-breach-34123711.html Saab us coming back from the dead as Turkey’s National Car. Sorry, what now?http://www.autoblog.com/2015/10/19/turkey-buys-saab-93-for-national-car/ Tesco Now – What could this Trade Mark Application mean? http://www.cityam.com/226826/tesco-now-trademarked-is-one-hour-delivery-on-its-way Peer to Peer Filesharing and Copyright Law – http://www.doc4net.com/doc/2329053601373...

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Eau de Keano? Robbie Keane’s company applies for Robbie Keane Trade Mark

“What does Robbie Keane smell like?”, I’ve often wondered to myself while watching the great man in action. I’d say he smells lovely. Musky, manly, with a hint of grass after a forward roll goal celebration. Anyway, you may soon be able to smell just like him because his UK based promotions company has just applied to register the name “Robbie Keane” as a Europe Wide Trade Mark: And what does he plan on using his name for? Glad you asked! Look at the possibilities: Eau de Robbie A Robbie Keyring A Robbie Keane Moneybox A Robbie Keane blank...

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7up Mojito, HeisenBerg Vodka and The Burger’s Priest – Yesterday’s European Trade Mark Applications

Bless me father for I have sinned, it’s been 6 days since I last posted on the filings for Community Trade Marks in OHIM, and here’s what the world may have missed… Firstly, apparently this is a ‘thing’ on the continent already, but I’ve never heard of it, seen it or tasted it, so colour me excited (FYI, it’s entirely non-alcholic, Boo Erns)   Previously I posted about an application to register a Trade Mark for Heisenberg E-Cigarettes, now it’s Heisenberg Vodka When Gaffer Tape or Duct Tape (Duck Tape?) just wont do, you need:   This looks like...

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Big Pimpin’ Lute

A case started in the US yesteday involving Jay Z (Jigaa Whaaaaaat) and Timbaland! They are being sued by an Egyptian musician who claims that they ripped off this song in creating Big Pimpin. Here’s a video side-by-side of the two songs:   Now, to be fair, the rap lads are asserting that the first thought the sample was royalty free, and that they subsequently paid for it, so it’s not a question of are they similar or anything. It’s acknowledged that they did use the sample, but that they were entitled to. Here’s some extra reading on it!...

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