Conor McGregor has failed in a legal battle against a clothing company whose sportswear bears the same name. The 31-year-old MMA fighter applied to register his name as a trademark in order to sell clothing in Europe.
Donald Trump has failed in a legal battle over branded merchandise at his golf resorts in Scotland. The US president's representatives had trademarked 'Trump' for various goods and services connected to his businesses at Turnberry, Ayrshire, and Menie.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has succeeded in a legal fight with two sportswear firms who attempted to block his clothing range. Mr Gerrard launched a menswear line in 2018 called SGG Apparel, consisting of polo shirts, hooded tops and jackets.
The company behind a shop selling Harry Potter memorabilia faces a lawsuit from Hollywood, The Times reports. Gold Brothers, which owns The Great Wizard store in Edinburgh, has been taken to the High Court of England and Wales by Warner Bros for alleged breach of its intellectual property rights.
The EU’s controversial copyright crackdown risks ‘automated censorship’ of the internet, the chief executive of the Open Knowledge Foundation will warn today. Former MEP Catherine Stihler will speak out against ‘the blind faith many will put in automated technology or systems
Profit before tax at IP attorneys Murgitroyd rose by 16.4 per cent to £4.16 million while revenue increased by 7.5 per cent to £48m this year, its preliminary financial results to 31 May 2019 show. The proposed final dividend is of 15p per share (2018: 14.5p), resulting in a total d
Sampling without authorisation can infringe a phonogram producer’s rights, though the use of a sound sample taken from a phonogram in a modified form unrecognisable to the ear does not infringe those rights, even without such authorisation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled
Cameron Intellectual Property has announced major growth plans for London. The patent, trade mark and design attorney has appointed experienced patent attorney Avir Patel to spearhead growth from its new London office.
A ban on trademarks of "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols has been struck down by the US Supreme Court in a case involving a clothing brand with a sensitive name. Ruling against the Trump administration, the court found for Los Angeles streetwear designer Erik Brunetti who had failed in an
Scottish lawyer Fiona Nicolson is to become president of a global intellectual property organisation. Ms Nicolson, a partner with law firm Bristows LLP, a technology and life sciences firm based in London, takes over as president of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), which
Scotland’s national drink has secured enhanced legal protection in South Korea after the Scotch Whisky Association’s application to register “Scotch Whisky” as a certification trademark was successful. Amongst other things, Scotch Whisky must be aged in oak casks in Scotland
In an age where viral marketing and social media reign supreme, establishing the best method of enforcing your intellectual property rights (“IPR”) can be a thorny issue. Recent years have seen large companies take an increasingly creative approach to managing their IPR, especially trade
Bookings are being taken for the Faculty of Advocates’ 12th World Intellectual Property Day Conference, which is expected once again to attract a full house. The conference is on Friday, April 26 – World IP Day – from 11:30am to 2pm in the Mackenzie Building, off High Street, Edinb