Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Ford renews Thunderbird trademark

According to Muscle Cars & Trucks, Ford has filed a new trademark application for the Thunderbird name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 13th.

Jimi Hendrix’s brother and niece are in contempt of court for violating injunction

The District Judge has ordered Hendrix’s brother and niece to recall and destroy all merchandise and apparel with Jimi Hendrix’s name and to change the name of their tuition-free Hendrix Music Academy to make sure it is not affiliated with Jimi Hendrix to ‘cease and desist’ infringing on his trademark.

Softbank’s ex-employee arrested for alleged 5G secrets leak

A Rakuten worker who was a former employee at Softbank has been arrested on suspicion of allegedly leaking out Softbank 5G secrets to their new employer, Rakuten, as they were preparing to launch their own mobile network.

Team17 beats performance expectations in 2020

Team17, a video game label, creative partner and developer have announced that its performance was ahead of its expectations in 2020 with a growth of over 30% across its year-on-year revenue and adjusted EBITDA as it continues to acquire more game IP.

Cyprus still does not receive halloumi trademark yet amidst disputes

In a dispute between Cypriot producers’ and Bulgarian company, M.J. Dairies EOOD, the European Court of Justice has dismissed the claim that the trademark validation of the Bulgarian halloumi-sounding products could deceive consumers.

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