The Top 10 Biggest Trademark Disputes of 2018

Following on from last year's post about the biggest trademark battles of the year, Lawyer Monthly has put together this year's round up.

Sources:

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/brand-disputes-likely-to-increase-as-uk-trademarks-for-spirits-rise-41/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trends-at-uk-intellectual-property-office-1995-to-2017

https://www.erikpelton.com/uspto-received-more-than-440000-trademark-applications-in-2017-a-new-record/

https://trademarklawyermagazine.com/princes-estate-files-trademark-for-a-shade-of-purple/

https://scoutingwire.org/the-boy-scouts-of-america-organization-name-is-not-changing-and-other-facts-to-set-the-record-straight/

http://fortune.com/2018/11/06/girl-scouts-lawsuit-boy-scouts-trademark-infringement/

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/battle-of-the-sexes-girl-scouts-takes-on-boy-scouts-over-rebranding-efforts-16943

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1NB2JP

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/06/girl-scouts-sue-boy-scouts-america-lawsuit-over-name-trademark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43904274?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c6mk4k7vmv8t/trademark-disputes&link_location=live-reporting-story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43904274

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=23638806-354d-4d22-962f-d6310a25a0e5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44939819

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/jul/25/kitkat-does-not-merit-trademark-protection-eu-court-rules

https://news.sky.com/story/kit-kat-battles-for-four-finger-trademark-11448020

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/pubg-fortnite-lawsuit-explained-1202825216/

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/27/pubg-creators-drop-epic-games-fortnite-lawsuit/

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/jun/28/pubg-drops-fortnite-lawsuit-epic-games

https://www.retaildive.com/news/burberry-target-settle-trademark-dispute/540447/

https://d12v9rtnomnebu.cloudfront.net/paychek/Memo_on_resolution.pdf

http://www.startribune.com/burberry-vs-target-drawing-the-line-between-inspiration-and-infringement/491157851/

http://fortune.com/2018/05/11/burberry-suing-target-trademark-infringement-check-print/

https://www.retaildive.com/news/burberry-to-stop-destroying-unsold-merchandise/531834/

https://fashionista.com/2018/05/burberry-check-pattern-target-lawsuit

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/30/netflix-sued-by-easyjet-founder-in-trademark-dispute

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/01/netflix-is-sued-by-easyjet-founder-sir-stelios-over-tv-series-easy.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-lawsuit-easygroup/easyjet-founder-sues-netflix-over-easy-idUSKCN1MB3CU

https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2018/06/05/adidas-case-informs-importance-of-building-a-strong-case-of-irreparable-harm-in-trademark-cases/?slreturn=20181021073302

http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/adidas-scores-partial-victory-in-lawsuit-against-skechers-over-lookalike-sneakers

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/05/10/adidas-trademark-infringement-suit-against.html

https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/1048619/adidas-skechers-settle-three-stripe-trademark-row

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/ebay-fails-to-stop-registration-of-ukbay-trademark-17003

https://www.ipo.gov.uk/t-challenge-decision-results/o73618.pdf

https://tamebay.com/2018/11/ebay-lose-trademark-case-ukbay-ordered-pay-costs.html

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/elon-musk-s-teslaquila-draws-criticism-from-mexico-s-tequila-industry-16974

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/11/tequila-regulatory-council-opposes-elon-musks-teslaquila-trademark/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-mexico-tequila/elon-musks-teslaquila-drink-faces-clash-with-mexican-tequila-industry-idUSKCN1NJ023

http://www.realclearlife.com/daily-brief/elon-musk-denied-teslaquila-trademark-tequila-regulatory-council/

http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn88146961&docId=RFA20181011080750#docIndex=0&page=1

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/the-satanic-temple-sues-netflix-warner-bros-for-150-million.html

https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment/2018/11/09/news/satanists-sue-netflix-and-warner-bros-for-38m-over-statue-in-sabrina-tv-show-1481518/

https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/netflix-satanic-temple-1203023245/

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