Judge Rules Against Trademark for Shape of KitKat Bar

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

The British High Court last week ruled against Nestlé’s second attempt to trademark the four-fingered shape of its KitKat bar in a ruling that said the shape was not "distinctive enough to be protected as a trademark."

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Topics: trademarks

Louis Vuitton Files Suit Against Chinese Counterfeit Online Sellers

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Vogue calls it “Louis Vuitton’s counterfeit crusade.”

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has filed suit in a Beijing court against three previously convicted Chinese online retailers for selling counterfeit Vuitton products on the Chinese online marketplace, Taobao, which is owned by the Alibaba Group.

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Topics: counterfeits

Yosemite National Park Sites Undergo Name Change in Trademark Dispute

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

Yosemite National Park, one of the United States’ most well-known national parks, has been involved in a trademark dispute since 2014 with Delaware North, the private company that operated Yosemite's hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities like Badger Pass, Yosemite Lodge, Ahwahnee Hotel, and Curry Village.

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Topics: trademarks

NFL’s Rams Move to Los Angeles Spurs Flurry of Domain Name Activity

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Tuesday, 19 January, 2016

Last week it was announced that the National Football League’s Rams will be relocating from St. Louis, Missouri to Los Angeles, California for the 2016 NFL season. There’s a $550 million relocation fee involved in that move, but the Rams may not have initially prepared for the extra expense of obtaining a new domain name for the team once it’s based in California. Turns out there are several Los Angeles Rams-related domains already spoken for.

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Topics: domains

Brand Anniversaries Set for Celebration in 2016

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 15 January, 2016

Each year we take a look at which brand anniversaries are being celebrated around the globe and some of the special marketing activities and events that are planned around them. Here are a few highlights of what to expect in 2016:

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