Vietnam acceded to the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol) on 11 April 2006. The Madrid Protocol becomes binding in Vietnam on 11 July 2006. Malaysia and El Salvador acceded to the Patent Cooperation… Read More ›
Israel Clothing Company for the Larger Woman “Matim Li” (Suits Me), sues competitor “Crazy Line” for Unlawful Use of Trademark in Internet Links
In addition to generating and displaying search results based on objective criteria of relevance to the search term and importance of the website, Google, Yahoo and other search engines allow advertisers to display adverts and links to web sites on… Read More ›
The British High court has rejected Apple Corps claims that Apple Computers has infringed their trademark. The music publishing company owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono – John Lennon's widow, and the estate of George Harrison, shares a similar looking… Read More ›
In an interesting ruling of 14 March 2006, regarding the trademark Warman (Israel Trademark No. 123731) IP Arbitrator Noach Shalev Shmulovich at the Israel Patent Office has ruled that filing simple denials in a statement of defence “to put it gently and carefully, does… Read More ›
At yesterday’s cabinet meeting the Israel Government approved restructuring the Israel Patent Office as a closed Agency. Essentially income from patent, trademark and design application filings and renewals will be ploughed back into the office. The move is expected to increase staff salaries and is part… Read More ›
Pharmaceutical Giant, Glaxo Smithkline, successfully opposed grant of Israel Trademark No. 165333 for “head first and foremost”,
The UK Trade Marks Registry hearing officer has rejected an application to declare the trade mark FCUK invalid on the ground that it was contrary to accepted principles of morality.
On 19 January, 2006, Israel Commisioner of Patents & Trademarks, Dr. Meir Noam, ruled in favour of British based, International Chemical Giant ICI, and refused to register Dewilux in the trademark register, due to its similarity to Dulux, ICI’s flagship paint product…. Read More ›
The US Supreme Court refused appeal of Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motors and has allowed former Israeli Uzi Nissan to retain his domain names Nissan.net and Nissan.com. He is still allowed to sell advertisements on this popular website.