University College Cork nears deal in baseball name battle

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork says it expects to resolve a trademark dispute with a US baseball giant shortly. It has been engaging in discussions with the Chicago Cubs baseball team over the establishment of a trademark for its Cork University Business School. The school, founded in 2015, is referred to by the acronym CUBS …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 9 February]

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Spread the word, Book of Kells goes global despite objection by Burger King

Posted in Legal issues on August 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s national treasure, The Book of Kells, has now become a registered global trademark owned by Trinity College – despite fast-food giant Burger King beefing about it. The worldwide restaurant chain had to be convinced that the use of the initials ‘BK’ didn’t infringe on their trademark as purveyors of burgers, fries and milk shakes …” (more)

[John Spain, Independent, 9 August]

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Inside the Dublin language school using ‘Trinity’ name

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A Dublin language school using the name Trinity English School has been accused of failing to pay staff and conning students who say they had to cut their courses short after being misled by false advertising, Trinity News can reveal …” (more)

[Adina Sulemane, Trinity News, 15 February]

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TCD takes legal action over Dublin language school’s use of ‘Trinity’ name

Posted in Legal issues on February 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has initiated a High Court action against a Dublin English-language school for using the word ‘Trinity’ in its brand name …” (more)

[Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Irish Times, 14 February]

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College Prevents Trinity Capital Hotel from Re-branding to ‘The Trinity Hotel’

Posted in Legal issues on January 27th, 2014 by steve

“Trinity College authorities recently met with those of the Trinity Capital Hotel, Pearse Street to discuss its proposed rebranding to ‘The Trinity Hotel’, The University Times has learned …” (more)

[Clare Droney, University Times, 27 January]

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Court Upholds Ban on Unlicensed Use of College Colors

Posted in Legal issues on December 1st, 2008 by steve

“Colleges may want to use their school colors to generate additional revenue now that a federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision that the unlicensed use of a college’s colors violates trademark law. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, considered a case brought against the Smack Apparel Company, of Tampa, Fla., by four institutions — Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, Ohio State University, and the Universities of Oklahoma and of Southern California — along with the Collegiate Licensing Company. The court ruled last week that Smack’s use of those universities’ colors on its T-shirts could mislead consumers into thinking that the apparel was from the universities …” (more)

[David Shieh, Chronicle, 1 December]

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