Keep up with the latest intellectual property news in our weekly round-up…

 

OnePlus Buds violate Apple AirPods trademark, US Customs say

A US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson has defended the agency’s seizure of 2,000 pars of OnePlus Buds at JFK airport on August 31st. The CBP published the action and described the OnePlus Buds as “counterfeit Apple AirPods” setting off a wave of controversy.

Banksy trademark ‘at risk’ after street artist loses legal battle

Banksy’s trademark may be at risk after the street artist lost a case that an EU panel said was brought in bad faith and was undermined by a gift shop he set up in London last year.

No colour trademark for the golden Easter bunny

A well-known Swiss chocolate manufacturer has attempted to trademark the bunny’s golden colour but has been rejected by the Higher Regional Court of Munich.

Camden venue Dingwalls changes name to The PowerHaus over copyright issues

Long-standing Camden music venue Dingwalls has changed its name to The PowerHaus after a copyright issue prevented use of the original moniker.

Lionel Messi wins legal battle to trademark his logo

Footballer Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights related to his own logo. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal made by the EU’s intellectual property office an da Spanish cycling clothing brand called Massi on Thursday.

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