Lidl loses trademark battle over lookalike gin. Intellectual Property Solicitors in Manchester

Lidl loses trademark battle over Hendrick’s gin lookalike

Lidl has been forced to temporarily stop selling a version of one of its own brand gins after being sued by the makers of Hendrick’s gin who claim a trademark has been infringed. Hendrick’s gin bottles bear a diamond-shaped label in a trademark. Lidl is defending the case and claims there are “clear and obvious…

Marks & Spencer launches legal actions against Aldi over Colin the Caterpillar cake rival Cuthbert

Marks & Spencer launches legal actions against Aldi over Colin the Caterpillar cake rival Cuthbert

Marks & Spencer (“M&S”) has lodged an intellectual property claim with the High Court against Aldi in an effort to protect its Colin the Caterpillar cake with a claim that Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar product infringes its trademark. M&S argues that the similarity of Aldi’s product leads consumers to believe they are of the same…

Nike is suing New York studio MSCHF and musician Lil Nas for trademark infringement over its Satan Shoes

Nike is suing New York studio MSCHF and musician Lil Nas for trademark infringement over its Satan Shoes

Nike is suing New York studio MSCHF for trademark infringement over its Satan Shoes, collaboration with musician Lil Nas X that customised 666 pairs of trainers with human blood and pentagrams. Nike said the altered shoes, which still display its signature swoosh logo, are causing people to believe “Nike is endorsing Satanism” and causing “calls to boycott” their…

Pearl Jam tribute band change name after legal dispute

Pearl Jam tribute band change name after legal dispute

London based tribute band Pearl Jamm have changed their name to Legal Jam after the real Pearl Jam allegedly threatened  legal proceedings against them stating that “their name, domain name and merchandise is damaging the Pearl Jam brand and causing confusion.’ According to Pearl Jamm, Pearl Jam asked them to change their name, hand over their domain…

The Gin Guild issues legal action against on producers falsely labelling products as ‘gins’

The Gin Guild has issued a pre-legal action notice to the Pentone family who produce Red Storm and Ocean Storm for wrongly labelling the spirits as ‘gin’, despite only being 29% ABV.   It now intends to secure enforcement against those seeking to abuse the name and standing of the gin category, and to ensure…

Former Liverpool FC Captain, Steven Gerrard wins legal battle against sportswear firms

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has won a legal battle with two Italian sportswear firms, Lotto and Errea who tried to block his clothing range called SCG. The clothing range is a partnership between Gerrard and former club Liverpool who applied to register SGG Apparel as a trademark in the UK to protect the brand. Lotto…