Pillsbury Trademark Action Results in Closure of “Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe”

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 18 September, 2017

At the beginning of this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Claudia and Mike Milladge opened a bakery called Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe, naming it after Claudia’s father’s nickname. This week the Milladges announced its closing on the bakery’s Facebook page:

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Topics: trademark infringement

Office Share Company WeWork Sues China’s UrWork for Trademark Infringement

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 15 September, 2017

As China’s UrWork prepares to launch in the United States later this month, US-based WeWork has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the competitor. In the complaint, WeWork also included claims of false designation of origin and unfair competition.

The lawsuit, filed in New York, follows an earlier WeWork trademark infringement complaint against UrWork filed in London in July.

WeWork, which has referred to UrWork’s business model as “derivative,” claims that the UrWork name is “deceptively similar” to its own and will cause confusion in the marketplace.

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Topics: trademark infringement

Conor McGregor Fighting Over Trademark for ‘The Notorious’ Nickname

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Tuesday, 5 September, 2017

Just after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr., in what was called “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History,” mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor finds himself in the midst of another type of fight — a trademark fight.

According to The Irish Times, McGregor is on his way to becoming the second-highest earning global sports star of 2017 and has filed trademark applications for several phrases in Ireland and with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

In January, McGregor filed a EUIPO trademark application for his nickname, “The Notorious” and was blocked by two brothers who own a manufacturing company called the DPT Group, that makes pool tables. The DPT Group registered a trademark for Notorious Fightwear in 2009 in the UK, before McGregor emerged in world of mixed martial arts (MMA). The company also owns the website mmafightwear.net, where it has sold “combat sportwear” under the Notorious brand name for a decade.

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Topics: trademark, trademark infringement

Coachella Sues “Filmchella” for Trademark Infringement

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

An upcoming film festival to be held in Joshua Tree, California — located in the Coachella Valley, home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — has coined itself Filmchella, which has the organizers of the Coachella festival claiming trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and unfair competition.

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Topics: trademark infringement

New Balance Awarded $16 Million in Chinese Trademark Infringement Case

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 24 August, 2017

In what is being described as the largest trademark infringement award ever granted to a foreign business in China, a Chinese court has ordered three Chinese shoemakers to pay New Balance $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for infringing on the company’s slanted “N” logo.

The court ruling said that the brand New Boom had “seized market share from New Balance” and “drastically damaged the business reputation of New Balance.”

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Topics: trademark, trademark infringement

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