The ECJ today effectively struck down the ‘Safe Harbour’ Agreement that had been at the heart of data transfer policy between the EU and the US. It’s a big deal. Read more about it at the following links:
Every Friday the UK Trade Marks Journal is published! There’s a lot of applications/filings each week, some 384 pages worth this week alone, but here’s my pick of the highlights (and lowlights) this week:
Ha! A genius play on words if you ask me. Not Bear Grylls, but rather:
Iron Maiden Wine is a thing, apparently! I’ve checked the website, and this is their 7th vintage of “Eddie’s Evil Brew” apparently, though they are only getting around to applying for the Trade Mark for the words now.
A new fragrance from Lynx do we feel? It’s no Africa, but have a sniff of ‘Lynx You’ perhaps:
Haribo have been on a made Trade Mark filing buzz. They filled LOADS this week. For those ‘Tangfastic’ fans amongst you, I bring you ‘Tanfastricks’, ‘Skeletangs’, ‘Santastics’ and ‘tangfastlips’
There’s something quite interesting about this as well. A PepsiCo in Ireland has applied for Trade Marks for all of the below. Clearly the 7-Up brand, but they haven’t registered any logos with ‘Up’ in it. What’s going on here? I hope they aren’t planning on messing with an Irish institution. It’s unusual to my mind, but we’ll see what happens…
I’m not sure if this is significant or not?! Virgin group have applied to Trade Mark Virgin Virgin Records in the UK in a load of classes. Could this mean a return to the high street? Or a return of of the record label to UK shores? Could it mean nothing at all and I’m reading too much into it? Perhaps. Click below to go snoop at the application
Chelsea Football Club have applied to Trade Mark ‘Stamford Bridge’ for all sorts of clothes:
This is just for anyone (like me) we ever spent a summer in a mobile home and always lusted after a Willerby (or couldn’t afford a Roadmaster)
Looks like the return of a certain radio station could be on the cards:
I’ve been told it enough times in my life:
Really not sure I want to think about the origins of my Ice Cream this much when I’m eating it!
Fathers4Justice have applied to protect their name:
You had me at chocolate:
This is potentially quite a clever pun on Oktober Fest – But If I was the person who owned Oktober Fest, I’d be objection lickity split to October Feast
I’ve seen this quite a lot recently with brands trying to protect the packaging or get-up of their products, but leaving out the brand name (which presumably is different in different markets) This looks very lemsip to me, what do you think?
Friday was another busy day for Trade Mark applications in the OHIM. In total there were 480 Applications
Firstlly, I wonder does Jack Black know he potentially has a non-alcoholic beer coming out? This application was filed yesterday for Beers in Class 32:
On Google, I can find reference to the Nissan ID Concept Car, and also the Nissan IDX Concept car, but I can’t find any reference to a Nissan IDS Concept car, so apparently, this is coming!
Sky seem to have a pack for everything. Sky Sports Pack, Sky Movies Pack, Sky James Bond Pack. Well add to that Sky Russian Pack and Sky Turkish Pack. Sign me up.
And the big spenders yesterday, LG electronics, filing 39 Applications at a cost of €35,100 – Mostly colours, like so (click on the link to see them all)
I’ve become obsessed with checking the Trade Marks Register for the OHIM to see what applications have been filed for European Trade Marks. There is ALWAYS good stuff in there, and today was a particularly good day. These are the pick of the Trade Mark Applications for 30 September and 01 October 2015:
Watch out Smirnoff and Absolut, beacuse there’s a new kid on the block! Yes, this Trade Mark Application was just filed, for ‘Derek Zoolander Blue Steel Vodka’. I kid you not – Click below to see the application:
In another interesting case, someone yesterday applied for a Trade Mark for the word/named ‘Shakira’ – The application is in French, but according to Google Translate, it’s for:
Establishment of horoscopes ; Clairvoyance services; Remote clairvoyance services; Providing information related to the fortune-telling ; Provision of astrological information ; Providing information on the internet about astrology and horoscopes ; Horoscope predictions services; Predictions services in the form of divination sessions; Astrological predictions ; Advisory services relating to all the aforesaid services provided online from the Internet
Does this look like a different/new Heineken Bottle to you? Because Heineken just applied for this Trade Mark, and it looks like a new Heineken bottle to me:
If your name is Michaela, you’ll have to change your name* because it has just been Trade Marked:
*You wont have to change your name!
Surf Summit Ireland is coming!
If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a rockstar photographer, well this is perfect for you:
Centrum look like they might have a new product coming soon, mint flavoured multi-vitamins. Well that’s my guess anyway, VitaMINTS
Starbucks, starbucks everywhere:
Those Buggy Boards for kids to stand on behind their buggies:
I’m including this for two reasons, firstly it brings me back to my Atari 2600, when almost all the games were made by Activision, and secondly because the application was filed by the Irish arm of the company
Jog On! This could be coming soon to a T-Shirt near you, Jog On London!
Again, good to see an Irish firm going to Europe wide protection – Keelings – Our Passion Delivers Farm Fresh
And finally, a great name for Cat treats, Catisfactions!
On Monday, I’l have all the weekend’s action!
God speed, and have a good weekend