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Demise of Chief Wahoo shows how challenging Redskins brand was “successful legal failure”, expert claims
It has been announced that the Cleveland Indians baseball team will remove the controversial Chief Wahoo logo from its uniform next year. A prominent IP lawyer has told World Trademark Review that the move may have happened only because of the high-profile legal challenge against the Washington Redskins brand, claiming that it helped to create the shift in attitudes which led to the Ohio team’s branding shift.
A jury in a US federal court has rejected claims that the COMIC-CON trademark has become generic, ruling that a Utah-based comic convention’s name infringes the mark owned by San Diego Comic-Con. Although the dispute has been billed as a major test case for questions surrounding genericide, one legal commentator suggests that it will have more of an “atmospheric” than precedential effect.
EU/US disagreements highlighted as USPTO rejects inclusion of intellectual property in Hague Convention
The US Patent and Trademark Office has used the recent quarterly meeting of its Trademark Public Advisory Committee to announce its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The newly-announced position brings the office into conflict with the European Union on an issue which is proving to be divisive in the IP community.
“Super classy” Netflix cease-and-desist letter shows how to boost goodwill while tackling infringement
A cease-and-desist letter sent by Netflix to a bar that was using its trademark without permission has drawn effusive praise from online media outlets. The streaming service adopted a good-humoured approach and, in doing so, has shown how large brands can avoid accusations of trademark bullying when enforcing their rights.
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