Browsing articles in "trademarks"
Jun
28
2013

The end of Viagra (2)

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Viagra®’s patent has expired, meaning anyone can make the generic medicine containing sildenafil (see our earlier post). Although the name Viagra® is still a registered trademark by Pfzier, this means that there will most likely be a run on new, more affordable erectile disfunction medicine. Meet the first one MarkMatters.com came across. It’s a hilarious ad by […]

Jun
27
2013

Share a mark

Coca-Cola Trademark Infringement Cocori-cola

Coca-Cola, who runs a remarkable campaign where the trademark on cans has been replaced by names and other words, has filed an opposition against the European application Cocori-cola. Coca-Cola and Cocori-cola, you would think that Coca-Cola would win this opposition easily. Well, Coca-Cola has won but some effort was required. The European trademark admits that […]

Jun
26
2013

The end of Viagra

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Midsummernight 2013: on 21 June at 00.00 hours the patent on Viagra® lapsed. So what  now? It is expected that by this week the first generic versions of Viagra® will be available on prescription in pharmacies. Not under the name Viagra® of course, this is a registered trademark, but under the name sildenafil, the active […]

Jun
24
2013

Sugar-coated ideas

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It’Sugar is a sweet treats store in Broadway at the Beach (South Carolina, USA). An international franchising company that opened in 2006. Since It’Sugar landed there, it’s been competing with another candy store that opened on Ocean Boulevard: I Love Sugar. Last week, It’Sugar’s trademark attorneys filed a law suit against I Love Sugar, claiming, […]

Jun
20
2013

Stoned

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It is a trend lately: popular bands of the nineties come back for a reunion tour. As a music fan this is something great, at least to have a trip down Memory lane. Recent years we saw Pavement, Soundgarden and last year Stone Temple Pilots announced a tour. This tour has already been cancelled. Scott […]

Jun
18
2013

World championship infringements

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Last week we saw that the FIFA World Cup has registered the World Cup as three-dimensional mark. The other trademarks of the FIFA are also well protected. This protection is no unnecessary luxury as a recent communication from FIFA states that the abuse and infringements of its trademarks for the upcoming World Championship in Brazil […]

Jun
14
2013

Panda parody

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The fact that something infringes your trademark or copyright, doesn’t always mean you also have to act against it. Sometimes such ‘infringements’ are considered parodies. Copyright law has a parody exception; you cannot act against a copyright infringement when it is clearly meant as a parody. Trademark law does not have such an exception. However, […]

Jun
13
2013

Priceless trademarks

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A lifetime honour, appreciation etc, that is what you get when you win a price. Especially a price in one of the worlds popular sports: football. Winning is symbolized by a cup, a fysical price. Everybody who knows a bit of football directly recognizes the World cup and the Champions league cup. Both are registered […]

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