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LNDR beats Nike in abbreviation battle

Patrick Wingrove, London


IPEC has ruled that LNDR is not inherently descriptive as an abbreviation in a case that highlights the growing reliance on social media in trade mark litigation and the efficiency of the court

Nike LDNRIn a case that lasted only five months, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has ruled that a high-end SME fashion brand’s name is not inherently descriptive in a social media-focused case.

The matter was between Australia-based Frank Industries,...


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