Calling all runners and medieval history enthusiasts, I’ve just found THE perfect event for you! It’s the Medieval Marathon, Kilkenny on 17th September 2016!
Check out the Trade Mark Application filed with the Patents Office on 24th June 2015:
Intellectual Property doesn’t take the weekend off. I do, so here’s what’s happened since Friday, it’s today’s Interesting IP!
Later, my pick of the Trade Marks filed in the OHIM yesterday, and the cream of the IP crop from Friday’s UK Intellectual Property Office Journals
In the words of Spike from Notting Hill, not bad, not at all bad
For a Niche Law Blog that’s only been running for 3 weeks, I’m chuffed with the traction and visitor numbers, which have seen steady growth. I’ve a few ideas on how to broaden out the appeal of the site to more than just lawyers and those interested in law, so thanks for visiting so far, and, you know, please keep doing that!
It’s that time of the month again, the Irish Patents Journal is out, and here’s what’s in it!
Apartment Dwellers rejoice, you can dry your clothes without fear of offending your mangement company thanks to the Patent Application of Laura Edgeworth!
How you could get a patent for Greeting Cards I’m not sure, but I’m also eager to find out, because NAMECARDS4U have applied for a patent for them!
And as a recent new father, I, for one, am psyched about this!
Finally, nobody likes their drink being tampered with, and that could be a thing of the past thanks to this patent application from John Hayden
You Do the Map! Today FM have Trade Marked the recent competition ‘You Do The Map’ (they’ve also protected You Do The Maps), so I think you can expect that to be an annual thing or roll out elsewhere.
#IrishFitFam – You will probably be familiar from the hashtag on Facebook/Twitter and Instragram, will David Cavanagh has applied for a Trade Mark for Sports Clothing, so now you can wear the official IrishFitFam clobber
New Years Eve anybody? Who has theirs planned? Well, Apparently Paul David does! It’s coming, get Auld Lang Syne ready will yis?
I don’t smoke and never have, so I’ve no idea if these are no packaging for Carrolls Cigarettes, can anyone confirm?Hennessy XXO – Is this a new drink? I’ve Googled it, and there’s a Hennessy XO right enough, but not an XXO – Well anyway, that’s now a thing, FYI
Finally, there’s two wonderfully Irish applications, namely An Spud-Off Mor:
AND… Get Your Ass off the Couch, which simply has to have been picked from an art competition for kids, surely?
More Irish Patents Office Journal Goodness in two weeks, I’ll have the pick of the UK Crop tomorrow!
There were 431 Trade Mark Applications filed in the OHIM offices yesterday, here’s pick of my favourite.
Let’s start with this (Snigger)
And to a lesser extent, this
In non smutty and innueno related Trade Mark News, Marvel have applied to Trade Mark ‘Marvel United’
The Selfi Box, because we really need a box for them:
And Domino’s Can’t seem to commit to how quickly they will guarantee our Pizzas, having registered both these on the same day:
I’ve been busy (with work, perish the thought) so I missed a day’s interesting IP! The upside of this is that it’s all thriller no filler today on your daily dose of Interesting IP
Also coming later today, what’s in the latest edition of the Irish Patents Office Journal, and the UK Journals (out today) plus my favourite OHIM Trade Mark Applications from yesterday.
I’ve blogged previously about the handbags being swung in relation to data held on Irish servers and the Americans, you know, wanting it. Here’s The Register’s take on it, and what’s happening in Court today:
An appeals court in New York will hold an oral hearing in the Feds vs Microsoft battle today. The so-called Microsoft warrant case has dragged on for nearly two years as Redmond resists efforts to make it hand over customer emails stored in Ireland.
The American Justice Department wants the emails as part of a drug-trafficking investigation, and judge Loretta Preska ruled in July 2014 that Microsoft should hand them over regardless of where they are stored because it has “control” over them.
However, Microsoft maintains that the data is secured under EU data protection laws.
Read the rest of the article HERE
This is is a really interesting case (and article) on Trade Mark infringement in search results. It’s cropping up a lot more recently in litigation and is going to continue to do so I think. Link to the full Article below:
Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.
Holding that a reasonable jury could find that online retailer created a likelihood of consumer confusion through the format of its product search returns, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in a trademark infringement action filed by a watch company that did not authorize distribution via the online retailor. Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. Case No. 13-55575 (9th Cir., July 6, 2015) (Bea, J.) (Silverman, J., dissenting).
Read the full article here: Do Amazon.com’s Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? – Intellectual Property – United States
Without further ado (there was some ado earlier, in case you missed it), here’s today’s Interesting IP:
More tomorrow at lunchtime