• FERRAGAMO SPA SUES FORMER FOOTBALL STAR VINCE FERRAGAMO OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

    Italian design house Salvatore Ferragamo SpA has brought a suit before the Southern District of New York (a federal court in Manhattan) against former Los Angeles Rams football player Vince Ferragamo accusing him of infringing its trademarks by operating a similarly-named winery. Ferragamo SpA’s claims that Vince Ferragamo is selling wine under the name “Tenuta di Ferragamo” which is confusingly similar to its trademarks. They further claim that it is likely to confuse consumers into believing the two are associated or that Ferragamo SpA is endorsing the winery business being run by Vince Ferragamo.
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    APPLE LOSES TRADEMARK LAWSUIT OVER 'IPHONE' IN CHINA

    Apple Inc. has lost a trademark lawsuit in China, with the court allowing local leather goods - maker (Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) limited) to sell wallets and handbags flashing the technology giant's exclusive 'iPhone' name.
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    UK: SHAPE OF KIT KAT CHOCOLATE BAR NOT REGISTRABLE AS A TRADEMARK

    In a bid to trademark the shape of KitKat in the UK, Société des Produits Nestlé SA ("Nestlé") applied to register the three-dimensional shape of the KIT KAT chocolate bar.
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    JIMMY CHOO WINS CYBER SQUATTING DISPUTE BEFORE WIPO

    Fashion brand Jimmy Choo recently won a cybersquatting dispute at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) after the two domain names containing its trademark were found to have been registered in bad faith.
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    TRUNKI LOSES LONG-RUN DESIGN BATTLE AGAINST KIDDEE

    Magmatic, the Bristol-based company behind Trunki, had argued that Kiddee suitcases (made by the Hong Kong-based PMS International) infringe its registered Design rights.
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    EDDIE PARKER TRUMPS BOX BAG IN A TRADE DRESS AND COPYRIGHTED DESIGN CASE

    Last year in November, the famous New York-based brand, Edie Parker filed a suit against Box Bag and its agent Beth Smolen alleging that "for creating and marketing her own designs, (Smolen) sells handbags that parasitically copy Edie Parker’s protected handbag trade dress and copyrighted designs."
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  • PATENT INVALIDATION DUE TO UNCLEAR CLAIM TERMS

    In 2013, Sandoz Inc. filed a case against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., disputing over an immune-modulator drug “Copaxane”, used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
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  • HONDA WAVE 125 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INFRINGEMENT IN MALAYSIA

    Japanese automotive Giant Honda Motor Company (Honda) approached the Malaysian High Court for an interim injunction against the design infringement of their motorcycle HONDA WAVE 125.
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    HONDA EX-5 DREAM COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN MALAYSIA

    Japanese automotive Giant Honda Motor Company (Honda) approached the Malaysian High Court for an interim injunction against the infringement of copyright in design of their motorcycle HONDA EX-5 DREAM.
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