Tag Archive: Trademarks

Spain: Club Atlético de Madrid recovers the domain name “atleticodemadrid.com”

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Patricia Torres The Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid has successfully recovered the domain name <atleticodemadrid.com> in a recent domain name dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Case No. D2015-1659). The disputed domain name, which was registered by a third party …

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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CHINA: Naming Rights and Trademarks Disputes between Michael Jordan and Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court. …

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Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Use of “Johnny Football” Mark

The “Johnny Football” nickname that Texas A&M’s freshman quarterback, Johnny Manziel, earned due to his Heisman-worthy efforts in the 2012 college football season is now the subject of federal trademark litigation.  On February 15, 2013, JMAN2 Enterprises, L.L.C. sued Eric Vaughan in the Eastern District of Texas, alleging Lanham Act and Texas Unfair Competition violations …

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