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…

Liverpool FC fail in move to trademark the word ‘Liverpool’

Liverpool FC’s attempt to trademark the word “Liverpool” has been rejected by the government’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) due to the “geographical significance” of the city. The trademark attempt sparked outrage within the club’s own fanbase, as well as the Liverpool mayor. Liverpool FC said: they would “continue to aggressively pursue those large-scale operations which seek to illegally…

Airbnb threatens Scots firm Hairbnb with legal action in trademark row

Airbnb threatens legal action against Scots firm Hairbnb in trademark row

Airbnb has threatened legal action against a Scots firm named Hairbnb, which offers holiday homes for dogs. It connects licensed dog sitters, boarders and walkers with people who need their pets looked after. Allan Ritchie set up the dog boarding business in 2018 and applied for a trademark from the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Airbnb were given…