Saturday, August 19, 2017

Microsoft v MikeRoweSoft and Iceland v Iceland: Five of the strangest trademark disputes; Telegraph, August 18, 2017

Sophie Christie, Telegraph; Microsoft v MikeRoweSoft and Iceland v Iceland: Five of the strangest trademark disputes

"Poundland is in the middle of a legal dispute with US food giant Mondel─ôz over the trademarking of the Toblerone chocolate bar.

The budget retailer has claimed that Toblerone is no longer distinctive enough to be a valid trademark, as it attempts to defend its right to launch its own bar Twin Peaks.

The legal wrangle is one of many brand name battles over trademarks. We take a look at five of the biggest - and most surprising - below."

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