Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court

Logo first registered on a football boot in 1949 was not ‘distinctive’ enough, says courtAdidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough.The company di…

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Huawei’s problems deepen as western suspicions mount

Many question marks hang over the telecom but the Chinese tech monolith is far from finishedChinese telecom giant Huawei is at the centre of an increasingly tense standoff between China and the US.What began as a trade spat and grievances over corporat…

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McDonald’s loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain

Supermac strips US food giant of trademark across Europe after landmark EU rulingPat McDonagh earned the nickname Supermac as an Irish teenager after a barnstorming performance in a Gaelic football match in the late 1960s.The centre half-back guided hi…

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McDonald’s loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain

Supermac strips US food giant of trademark across Europe after landmark EU rulingPat McDonagh earned the nickname Supermac as an Irish teenager after a barnstorming performance in a Gaelic football match in the late 1960s.The centre half-back guided hi…

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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internetMusic companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controver…

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Battle over EU copyright law heads for showdown

Brussels to vote on directive, supported by artists and news agencies, that opponents say could ‘destroy the internet’It is an argument that has drawn in Paul McCartney, Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as pioneers of …

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