News of the Week

News of the Week: January 21 – February 5, 2023
News of the Week: January 12 – January 20, 2023
New on West 4th Avenue – Arc'”TERREX”?

New on West 4th Avenue – Arc'”TERREX”?

Hey everyone!   I just came across this article which reminded of something interesting that I saw while walking to the bus stop the other day. If you’ve passed between Vine St. and Yew St. on 4th Ave lately, you’ve probably seen a bunch of trees lined up in an elaborate marketing campaign for the […]

News of the Week(s): November 29, 2022 – January 11, 2023
Patagonia Sues Gap

Patagonia Sues Gap

I just saw this short news release and thought it might be of interest. Patagonia Sues Gap Article The suit is related to the Gap allegedly copying Patagonia’s “iconic” flap pocket on its fleece jackets. The short article specifically discusses goodwill and confusion, including an example of a customer genuinely being confused.

Spikeball – Already becoming generic?

Spikeball – Already becoming generic?

I enjoyed the velcro video we watched in class and I was trying to think of other such examples, beyond things such as kleenex, xerox, and rollerblades discussed in class. One day, on my way to playing spikeball, a game involving a small trampoline-like thing and a ball, I was thinking of how spikeball potentially […]

VV Tech loses its appeal against Twitter over its proposed bird trademark

VV Tech loses its appeal against Twitter over its proposed bird trademark

Twitter has successfully prevented a Singapore technology firm called VV Technology from registering a yellow hummingbird as a trademark for a mobile application. The application was filed in 2018 and was opposed by the American company, Twitter. In 2019, the principal assistant registrar ruled in favour of twitter, which led to the appeal by VV […]

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