Conor in trademark dispute with Dutch firm McGregor IP BV

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  1. OzoneX

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    A little-known Dutch firm is seeking to hinder mixed martial arts superstar, Conor McGregor’s plans to expand his money-making brand across Europe.

    This follows McGregor IP B.V. now lodging a total of three separate objections against planned trademarks sought by Mr McGregor’s main firm, McGregor Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

    Documents lodged with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) at Alicante in Spain confirm that the Dutch firm has lodged formal objections against McGregor registering the ‘The McGregor Follows’ and ‘McGregor Productions’ trademarks.

    McGregor sells his Fighter Aerobic/Anaerobic System of Training (F.A.S.T) programme to fitness enthusiasts.

    Documentation at the EUIPO shows that McGregor Sports and Entertainment Ltd hopes to register the McGregor Productions trade-mark for a range of activities including DVDs, videos and the reproduction of sound and images.

    McGregor IP B.V. is objecting against some of the goods and services proposed by McGregor Productions. Putting forward the grounds for objection, the Dutch firm claims that “there exists a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public” concerning the proposed trademark.

    https://www.independent.ie/business...ch-firm-lodges-three-objections-37700091.html

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business...utch-opponent-in-trademark-disputes-1.3753875
     
  2. wilKO

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    The McGregor clan didn't bleed on the battlefields for some Dutch firm to try and steal the name.
     
  3. JC Komo

    JC Komo Amateur Fighter

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    This is a stretch.
     
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  4. OzoneX

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    What happened to the McGregor clan's language? Mofos be speakin English now.
     
  5. Congo66

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    Yeah you're right they moved from Scotland to Holland and set up a company doing whatever it is the the Dutch McGregors do there.
     
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    What is this MMA related piece of news doing on our business / entrepreneurship forum???
     
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    Betting on the Dutch guys by sub
     
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    Wheres Noah
     
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    I didn't know Scottish was a language...
     
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    McGregor is selling aerobic training?
    McGregor? Aerobic?

    Lol. I'd want written assurance that he's not selling the schedule he uses himself.
     
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    you're and slow so it will work for you
     
  13. markg171

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    Literally nobody is going to confuse Conor McGregor with this small Dutch firm that is literally only in the news because they themselves launched a suit against Conor, claiming people would get them confused.
     
  14. Minowafanatic

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    It's the chance of the reverse happening that the Dutch firm would be worried about, e.g. that people see/hear about their shit and think it's related to Conor McGregor's businesses. I don't think that's likely or anything, just saying it because you missed the point.
     

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