Sexy but too similar? App developers “Bang-ed” up over trade mark dispute

What happens when you take three College aged guys, a few hours of spare time, Red Bull, vodka, and a smartphone? Why, a new “casual sex matchmaking app” called “Bang With Friends”!   Unfortunately for our anonymous trio (yes, despite the “honesty” of the app they refuse to reveal their identities) the hangover may last a while. read more...

Getting a “fair go” on the internet: Copyright in the Digital Era?

Everybody loves those ‘funniest faces/dresses/animals’ slideshows, right? There’s no denying there are some classic photos online, and there’s nothing wrong with having a quiet giggle at them over your morning latte. What might not be OK is when those images are copyrighted and unfairly used without permission- but what does “fair” actually mean? On June read more...

Heartache and Sour Grapes on the Internet: A Lesson in Case Management

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. It’s an old saying, but it rings true, especially when social media is your platform of choice for voicing some less than complimentary opinions. The temptation to vent your frustrations via Facebook or Twitter can be overwhelming- after all, we spend a lot of read more...

‘Breastaurants’!? Wow that’s [insert scandalous trade mark here]®!

There must be something in the water at trade marks offices around the world. They’ve approved shirts emblazoned with the letters FCUK, bar snacks called Nuckin Futs and even a beer called F*****g Hell! If that wasn’t exciting enough, soon we might be able to finish up the day at a ‘Breastaurant’.  The trade mark read more...
Subjects: Trade marks