Apologies for a long, cranky post during the holidays, but this topic deserves some attention. As you know, I’ve been writing about trademark squatting and other registration issues for a long time, and the subject has been particularly hot in the past couple of years with disputes involving famous brands and names like iPad, Hermes, [...]
Fujian-based sportswear and footwear producer Qiaodan Sports Co said Thursday that it may sue Michael Jordan for malicious prosecution in a counterstrike against a lawsuit the US basketball star filed against it in February. If Qiaodan does decide to file a lawsuit, the charges would be “malicious prosecution, infringing upon the reputation of Qiaodan Sports [...]
If you’re a big fan of China trademark squatting, or rather stories about the issue, check this out. Malcolm Moore and his Telegraph colleagues have done a bit of digging and come up with some good examples of China trademark squatters who have registered famous UK brands: Investors in UK companies from Mulberry to Burberry [...]
It doesn’t get any better than this. Famous brand being used on condoms by a trademark squatter. And the good guy wins.
Another trademark case whose origins stretch back to the mists of . . . the late 90s. Over a decade later, Pfizer is still being punished for a bad call.
Another famous foreign brand tussles with a China trademark squatter, and once again, evidence of well-known status is found lacking.
The early bird catches the worm. In the trademark biz, they’re called squatters, and they register first.
Would it surprise you to know that an enterprising Wuxi fellow in the sporting goods biz registered the “Jeremy S.H.L.” trademark in China last year? Yes, when Jeremy Lin entered the NBA, this guy saw a great opportunity and took it. I wonder how long it will take Jeremy Lin, his agent, and whatever corporate [...]