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March 2008

International Ski School loses trademark case

The Grenoble civil appeals court has ruled against the SIMS (Syndicat international des moniteurs de ski) and its president Philippe Camus in a trademark dispute. The trademarks “Écoles de ski internationale” and “ESI snowboard award école de ski internationale” were registered in 1994 by Michel Vachez an independent ski instructor based at l’Alpe-d’Huez. M. Vachez formed the first ski school independent of the Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) in 1974. The judgment has forbidden the SIMS from using this trademarks with a 500 € fine for each contravention.

January 2008

Statistics on Trademarks

These statistics are based on information provided to WIPO by national and regional trademark offices via annual statistical questionnaires.

Domain Name / Nom de domaine !: Germany: Online platforms may use third parties' trademarks in AdWords

Users "do not get the idea that specific goods or services are going to be labeled "Esoteris." Yet this would be a prerequisite for assuming use as a trademark. The court found the trademark "Esoteris" is thus not used as a trademark."

CATCH US IF YOU CAN !!!: Community Trademark Courts in Italy: the Vuitton cases

par Stefano Sandri "Court of Turin and Court of Rome lately decided on the protection of the Vuitton monogram in two counterfeiting cases."

SPICY IP: Candico's sticky trademark dispute over its 'Big Bubble' chewing gum

Extrait de la décision citée par Spicy IP : "We are of the view that it is for the applicant (Candico) to prove that if the mark is allowed to continue on the register it would affect their right. In fact it is seen that after a cease and desist notice was issued the applicants (Candico) have only initiated a suit against the first respondents (Perfetti). It is clear that the applicant was not facing any legal threat and so cannot be said to be an aggrieved person."

Trademark can't be claimed on common words: Bombay HC-India-The Times of India

En Inde, "Magnum" est refusé à l'enregistrement en classe 34 : "We are of the view that the word "Magnum" is of common usage and purely descriptive," said the judges, adding, "It can serve as an indication of character or quality or value of the goods since one of its laudatory and descriptive meaning is 'great'. Such words/ marks should not be registered (as a trademark)."

Czech government says sale of brewer Budvar not the agenda - MarketWatch

PRAGUE (MarketWatch) -- The Czech government now views the privatization of state-owned brewer Budejovicky Budvar NP and its prized 'Budweiser' trademark rights as an issue for the next government, representatives of the Agriculture Ministry, which controls the brewer, said Friday.

WorldNetDaily: Teen claims invention of Obama slogan

"according to U.S. trademark No. 3,266,236, that slogan belongs to Stefan Doyno, a Scarsdale, N.Y., resident who invented the jewelry products – rings and pendants – and is working on expanding his line. As part of his work he obtained "Change Rocks" as a registered trademark"

AGIPNEWS5347 2007 Trademark Registrations Go Up in Jordan (Intellectual Property News Agency)

The number of trademark applications submitted to the Directorate in 2007 totaled 9137 compared to 8013 in 2006; the increase's percentage reached up to 16%.

AGIPNEWS5346 INTA Welcomes New President (Intellectual Property News Agency)

The International Trademark Association (INTA) welcomed in a press release Rhonda A. Steele as the 2008 President of the Association. Steele, Marketing Properties Manager for Mars Incorporated’s Asia-Pacific region, is INTA’s first Australian President

December 2007

Chinese court dismisses trademark suit against Google | Tech news blog - CNET

A Beijing company called Gu Ge Technology sued Google China earlier this year, claiming that its Chinese name, "Gu Ge" was confusingly similar to its own name.

Southeast Texas Record | Legally Speaking: Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's bringing a lawyer

"It all began back in 2000, when a British company called Father Christmas applied to the USPTO for trademark protection for the name "Santa Claus" for use of its Web site, " Blog (Drew): About that NSFW trademark application

"About that NSFW trademark application Posted by Drew at 2007-12-10 11:54:13 AM About the NSFW Trademark Application, I can say three things: 1) Yes, we applied for it. 2) Can't comment on the prank angle other than "stay tuned." 3) Muhahaha."

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By Samuel Shen "SHANGHAI, Dec 10 (Reuters) - A Chinese arbitration office has requested Danone to terminate its trademark transfer contract with Chinese beverage maker Wahaha Group -- potentially dealing a blow to the French food giant's business in the country."

Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That? » Blog Archive » More Industrial Designs now Online! a blog by Sander Gelsing, Canadian Patent and Trademark Lawyer

CIPO has announced that the complete collection of Canadian industrial design registrations is available through the Industrial Design Database. It currently has over 110,000 Canadian industrial designs that can be accessed.

Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That? » Blog Archive » Fun Trade-marks a blog by Sander Gelsing, Canadian Patent and Trademark Lawyer

This week’s (pdf) and last week’s (pdf) Trade-marks Journal had a number of amusing trade-mark applications advertised

November 2007

The Trademark Blog: 1 In 14 Chance Of Landing On A Typo-Site?

"a consumer who mis-spells a popular web site URL has a 1 in 14 chance of landing on a typo-squatter site"

International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium v. Degraphenreed et al - 2:2007cv01195 - Justia Federal District Court Filings and Dockets

Plaintiff: International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium Defendant: Miko Degraphenreed, Degrapheinread Information Systems Security Corporation, Google, Incorporated and Yahoo!, Incorporated Case Number: 2:2007cv01195 Filed: November 16, 2007 Court: Ohio Southern District Court Office: Columbus Office [ Court Info ] County: FRANKLIN Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property - Trademark Cause: 15:1114 Trademark Infringement Jurisdiction: Federal Question Jury Demanded By: None

The Trademark Blog: Homage?

similarities in these Apple and Sony ads

Las Vegas Trademark Attorney: Johnson & Johnson receives minor boo-boo in its ongoing lawsuit with the American Red Cross over the “Red Cross” trademark

Johnson & Johnson receives minor boo-boo in its ongoing lawsuit with the American Red Cross over the “Red Cross” trademark

Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

"Fun Trade-marks" sélection der Sander Gelsing, Canadian Patent and Trademark Lawyer

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