"Tabassum Gazala Khan has gone on a spending spree since July in an apparent bid to acquire valuable commercial IP linked to the UFC star. Ms Khan spent €3,150 applying for an EU trademark for 'Conor McGregor The Notorious' - just days after shelling out Stg£500 (€590) on three UK trademark applications for 'The Notorious Conor McGregor', 'Conor The Notorious McGregor' and 'Conor McGregor The Notorious'. She has also registered the following websites: conormcgregor thenotorious.com, conorthenotoriousmcgregor.com and thenotoriousconormcgregor.net The EU trademark application covers 17 classes of IP, which would enable Ms Khan to cash in on McGregor's name on products including aftershave, computer games, mugs and beer. Legal experts predict McGregor will apply immediately to have the application declared invalid on the basis of 'bad faith'."
Sunday, September 18, 2016
McGregor beaten to the punch as 'IP squatter' files trademark claim; Irish Independent, 9/18/16
Simon Rowe, Irish Independent; McGregor beaten to the punch as 'IP squatter' files trademark claim: