Jägermeister in Switzerland – does the trademark offend Christians?

April 16, 2020

Jägermeister logo does not offend Christians, court rules The logo for the popular alcoholic drink Jägermeister was found not to be religiously offensive by a Swiss court earlier this week. Judges in Switzerland rejected Monday a case brought by the country’s Federal Institute of Intellectual Property demanding the emblem be restricted because the image was…

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Trademark and global protection

March 18, 2020

 International Law: Expect the UnexpectedYesterday, I gave a guest lecture at California Western School of Law, thanks to an invitation from Prof. James Cooper. It was a deeply rewarding experience, which helped me understand why so many professors say they are the ones who learn from their students. The topic of my lecture was comparative…

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EHRC and Brexit-musing

March 17, 2020

Will the human rights convention sink a Brexit trade deal? Michel Barnier says ‘very serious divergences’ have emerged in first week of EU-UK talk While the world has been watching the coronavirus, the first week of Brexit trade talks has wrapped up. The first of many, many rounds appears to have been a broadly cordial…

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First Ruling against Web-host for Contributory Trademark Infringement

March 18, 2011

On March 10, 2011 a South Carolina jury, followed by District Judge Margaret Seymour’s judgment on March 14, 2011 in Roger Cleveland Golf Company Inc. v. Prince, ruled that website owner Christopher Prince and Prince Distribution LLC as well as Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”) and web-hosting firm Bright Builders are liable for violating the South…

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