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Paramount Spins Off Pixar? Eyebrows Raised On Naming Choices By Canadian Company...
This is an interesting article by Omar El Akkad with The Globe and Mail on the naming choices used by Paramount Resources Ltd. in Canada.
United States
6 Dec 2011
'Middle Finger' Bottle Design is Scandalous
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "TTAB"), in a relatively rare decision that a trademark is "scandalous" has refused registration to a trademark for a bottle shaped like a hand with its middle finger extended upwards as pictured below.
United States
6 Dec 2011
Google Prevails In "Gadget" Trademark Lawsuit - "Gadget" Term is Generic
Firefly Digital Inc, a web development company, sued Google last year in Louisiana federal court for its use of the term "Gadgets" to refer to its line of "Google Gadgets" product.
United States
23 Nov 2011
Givenchy Files Lawsuit Against BCBG Over "Knock-Off" Handbags
Givenchy’s Nightingale handbag is a favorite among celebrities and handbag lovers everywhere. According to French couture house Givenchy S.A., BCBG Max Azria Group, Inc. thought so too and, wanting to make a profit off the Nightingale handbag, began manufacturing alleged knockoffs of the popular bag.
United States
15 Nov 2011
Blue Is The New Red (Or Is Red The New Blue): Update On Louboutin's Lawsuit Against Yves Saint Laurent
In a more recent development in the ongoing battle between high end shoe company Louboutin and high end fashion company Yves St. Laurent, Tiffany & Co. has filed papers in court in support of Louboutin.
United States
3 Nov 2011
Mattel's "Motown Metal" Line Of Hot Wheels Off Track
Under a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Mattel won’t be able to register "Motown Metal" to identify its new line of Hot Wheels toy cars, which include a 1970 Chevrolet, 1965 Ford Mustang, and a 1969 Pontiac GTO.
United States
1 Nov 2011
Lady Gaga Goes After And Files Lawsuit Against Infringer
Pop star Lady Gaga filed a lawsuit in late September, 2011 in New York state court against Excite Worldwide LLC, a marketing company based in Nevada.
United States
14 Oct 2011
Not "Sole-y" Louboutin's: Update On Louboutin's Lawsuit Against Yves Saint Laurent's Use Of Red Soles
A New York District Court recently ruled against Christian Louboutin (louboutin court opinion.pdf), holding that Louboutin’s iconic red soles do not deserve trademark protection.
United States
4 Oct 2011
Court Takes Teachbook To School In Facebook Trademark Dispute
I've previously written about the ongoing trademark litigation between Facebook and Teachbook.
United States
4 Oct 2011
ANGRY BIRDS The Real Life Version (Albeit Unlicensed And Infringing)
The unlicensed use of western intellectual property in China has flown to new heights with the launching of the world's first life-sized Angry Birds attraction at a theme park located in Changsha, China.
22 Sep 2011
Apple Is Sued Over The "iBook"
Apple finds itself in hot water again for slapping the signature "i" on a product and claiming it as its own.
United States
19 Aug 2011
Best Buy "Geeks" Out, Accusing Others Of Trademark Infringement
In addition to being a trademark geek, I could be accurately accused of also being a tech geek.
United States
4 Aug 2011
Threading the ‘American Needle’: "The Supreme Court Adopts a New Standard of Concerted Action Under the Sherman Act "
In a unanimous decision likely to transcend its unique factual background, on Monday, the United States Supreme Court in "American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, et al.," established a new test for determining whether related parties are single entities for purposes of establishing an agreement, combination or conspiracy in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
United States
1 Jun 2010
Protecting Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing to China
The increased quality of Chinese manufacturing and the attractive cost savings realized in moving U.S. operations to China make outsourcing to China an option that many U.S. companies have undertaken or are considering.
United States
20 Apr 2010
Opening The Floodgates: New Generic Top Level Domains Rolling Out Soon
In June 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) approved the recommendation for the introduction of an indefinite number of new generic top level domain names (“gTLDs”) to the 21 existing gTLDs (such as .com, .org, .net) and the over 250 existing country code top-level domain names (such as .us, .mx, and .uk).
United States
19 May 2009
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