IP Kat reports about an interesting case between the famous singer Rihanna and DC Comics.
Rihana, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed applications for US and Eu trademark for Robyn for providing on-line non-downloadable general feature magazines.
Against these applications were filed oppositions by DC Comics as owner of earlier trademarks ROBYN connected to the famous comics character Robyn. The company considers that its marks have been possessing famous status since 1940. We will see what the decisions will be, for instance Rihanna can claim that she is famous too and the marks will not confuse the consumers but on the other hand she is not well known with her first name Robyn among her fans.
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