Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…
A new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed that European universities and public research organisations use European Patents to exploit their around 36% inventions commercially; with 42% of inventions planned to be exploited.
Rapper, Burberry Jesus, is being sued by the fashion brand over his stage name and certain elements of his branding; as Burberry has stated is infringing on it’s famous trademarks.
Production company, Hanna-Barbera Productions have put forward a trademark opposition against Astro Biosciences after they have filed to trademark the name ‘Astro Dog’ for dog treats. Hanna-Barbera has said that the name will create confusion with their show, The Jetsons, as Astro was the name of family dog on the TV series.
After small/midsize businesses (SMBs) trademark applications in the US reached 6,000 through the program; Amazon have announced that the IP Accelerator is now live in Europe to help SMBs selling on the site to obtain trademarks on their IP.
Hugo Boss have come to an amicable agreement with John Charles over his merchandise with the slogan ‘Be boss, be kind’. Mr Charles created his merchandise as a spin off from his online art lessons and they are now able to continue his online art lessons and release merchandise with the slogan.