Posts Tagged: trademark infringement


The USPTO defined the term Trademark Bullying as the vexatious practice of a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to allow. Mirroring the modus …

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The United States Federal District Court for the District of Nevada has dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a foreign Internet poker site in a ruling that signals a rather substantial win for Internet businesses at large… Judge Robert …

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But deciding to apply for a federal trademark registration isn't the end-all-be-all. Frequently a name or mark is selected for a business without a trademark search ever being done. That can be extremely costly if it is later learned …

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Capone, an Illinois corporation, did not have authorization to use the Tommy Gun trademarks on alcoholic beverages that carry a reproduction of the Tommy Gun marks. Additionally, Saeilo claims that Capone's infringement not only violates federal trademark law, but …

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Frito-Lay brought a lawsuit against Medallion Foods for allegedly trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and dilution under United States Trademark Act. Frito-Lay also alleged willful patent infringement under the patent laws of the United States. In its …

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This should have been an open and shut case. But then Costco decided to aggressively defend what seems indefensible. Costco is basing its defense on the belief that the "[t]he word Tiffany is a generic term for ring …

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In the complaint, Willie Gary and his team claim that HP and Palm's infringing use of the name Chubby Checker in relation to its software application is likely to cause confusion or mistake in the minds of the artist's …

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2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals, recently issued an unsigned opinion finding that the USPA could, in fact, be banned from using a double horseman logo on its fragrances or cosmetics on the basis that the logo was too …

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In its complaint, UA stated that Nike started an ad campaign in the latter months of 2012 that misappropriated UA's trademark by pretty much making the phrase "I WILL" the focal point of its ads on its FACEBOOK and YouTube …

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East Carolina University, also known as ECU, has filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc., a huge multination communication company. Why take on a networking and communication giant? Because Cisco has been using the phrase “Tomorrow Starts Here” in …

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U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton while there are similarities in the names of the digital application storefronts, Apple has not proved that Amazon has in fact tried to pass itself off as an official Apple app store. In …

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Though the owners of the MLP Online site seemed to be aware of the fact that their game was infringing on the Hasbro trademark, they went ahead and constructed the game anyway. However, they are not upset with Hasbro …

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