Monday, 23 November 2009

ITV wins the battle for Newton & Ridley

News in today is that ITV has successfully prevented the registration of the Coronation Street fictional brewers, Newton & Ridley, as a trademark by another company.

In April 2007, Newton & Ridley Beer Company Ltd of Sunderland applied for registration of Newton & Ridley as their trademark but ITV opposed this, saying that consumers would assume the beer producer has been licensed by Coronation Street. In May the Newton & Ridley Beer Company Ltd was ordered to change its name following a successful application under the Companies Act 2006 by ITV Productions Ltd. So now you know.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, really interesting. One day someone may try to license Frescoes!

Annie said...

Sounds like a very stupid and cynical attempt to cash in on Corrie. Rather pathetic.

Good for ITV!

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