Author: Trademark Ninja

Back from the Dead, the Return of Phantom FM?

Sooooo, yesterday Irish Trade Mark Agents FR Kelly filed an application for ‘Phantom’ in the classes for radio and television broadcasting. The same firm registered ‘Phantom’ as an Irish Trade Mark back in 2004 for Wireless Media Limited, the company behind the application for Phantom FM in the license application back at that stage registered the Trade Mark ‘Phantom’ in Ireland in 2004, and the address for service of notices relating to the Trade Mark was changed to FR Kelly in 2011* Curious. Could Phantom FM be returning is some shape or form now that the original has re-branded...

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Paddy Power Powersports, Twitter Subtweets, and Winter Is Coming – The latest European Trademark Filings

It’s been a week or so since I trawled the European Trade Mark filings to see who has been filing what (I’ve been busy, ok?!) – Quite a few marks with noting so there is. I didn’t know what a ‘subtweet’ was until I Googled it (you mention someone without using their handle, FYI), but Twitter seem to want to take ownership of it anyway! With the merger between Paddy Power and Betfair, I wonder is this registration of ‘PowerSports’ any indication of what the new company will be called? Could be completely unrelated, but looks interesting to me...

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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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