CategoryTrademarks

Budweiser has claimed this ‘beer’ domain name

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As of August, 2021 Budweiser has got into hands on a new domain name. The domain name is obviously beer related. However, the choice of the extension made the deal even more exciting.  Budweiser has bought the domain name Beer.eth. This is a huge step by the American beverage company with regards to its adoption of the new craze of Blockchain technology.  .eth stands for Ethereum, a popular...

Someone registered Sholay.com and applied for trademarks

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If you are not an Indian, the word Sholay might not ring any bells for you. However, if you are an Indian, the word would likely bring a range of emotions that will be difficult to gauge. Sholay is the name of one of the most popular and iconic Indian movies of all time. However, an interesting development regarding the 1975 made film came when someone registered a series of domain names related...

Panel in favor of Domain Investor with million domain names

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It is intriguing to see how many entities would approach the law, not with facts and figures but with the misconstrued logic of their own. The arbitration and redressal platforms hence serve as an appropriate anvil on which the misconstrued logic is given shape.  WIPO witnessed an interesting contention over the domain name Bookker.com. The Complainants were Bookker Corporate S.L.U, Spain...

Muzmatch and Match.com conundrum

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Since the past few months, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has been witnessing a deep tussle between two dating companies. Match.com and Muzmatch, were both involved in a legal question that whether Muzmatch infringed upon the trademarks of Match.com. Muzmatch is a new dating platform that is aimed for Muslim couples. The company provides an opportunity for the users to meet each other in...

McDonald’s replacement in Russia launches new Logo

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In an earlier post, we had talked about how McDonald’s was leaving the Russian market due to the ongoing tension. The popular restaurant chain sold over 850 restaurants in the country.  The restaurants were acquired by one of McDonald’s local licensee Alexander Govor at an undisclosed amount. The name of the new company that will be built over the remains of McDonald’s...

Finnish BEER’s unique wordplay on ‘NATO’

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The Ukraine Crisis has left Europe in disarray. Amid tension in Ukraine, Russia also talked about attacking other countries, that included Sweden and Finland. Following this, earlier week both the countries applied for NATO membership.  Although the applications haven’t been completely accepted yet, this news has created a buzz in the continent as well as among the citizens. A Finnish...

New York Court’s decision could pave way for future NFT regulations

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The New Court has presented an interim decision regarding a dispute between Hermès and a ‘self-proclaimed’ artist. The decision involves, and could provide light in the direction, NFTs would be looked at legally.  The dispute involves a collection of 100 NFTs released by an individual called Mason Rothschild. The NFTs depicted several combinations of transformed pictures of a...

How do domain names play out in JD.com’s acquisition of Deppon

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JD.com had acquired Deppon in an acquisition finalised in March this year. JD.com through its subsidiary JD Logistics had acquired Deppon Logistics Co., Ltd for a whooping $1.42 billion.  But when it comes to JD.com, an excitement towards the domain name acquisition that along with that of the Company’s, cannot be ignored. So here’s a look at the domain name situation. ...

Russians might have had their last BigMac

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The Russia Ukraine crisis continues to drag on and on. The damage done to the economy is yet to be totally accessed. However, Russia won’t be pleased to see the developments.  McDonald’s, the iconic symbolisation of Capitalism and Globalisation is finally packing its back from the country. The Company plans to sell 84% of itself that includes more than 850 restaurants.  The...

Meta files trademarks for MetaPay

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Earlier we had reported about a deal in between Meta Platforms Inc, and Meta Financial Group. The $60 million deal is now looking to benefit the company in establishing a new division.  The deal allowed Meta Platforms Inc, to use Meta Financial Group’s mark around the world. One of the subsidiaries of the Group was MataBank. MataBank’s domain name MetaPay.com was also transferred in...

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