Posts Tagged: blurring


Characters for Hire cite to Naked Cowboy in fighting Disney’s claims of copyright, trademark infringement

Characters for Hire also argued that the trademark infringement claims lacked the essential element of confusion. Citing to Naked Cowboy v. CBS, a case decided in Southern …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Atari files suit against Nestlé for Kit Kat ad campaign that infringed on Breakout video game

Atari Interactive Inc. filed a lawsuit alleging trademark and copyright infringement claims against Swiss food and drink company Nestlé SA (VTX:NESN). The suit targets a worldwide …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

U.S. v. Alvarez: Trademark Dilution and the First Amendment

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court handed down its opinion on the Stolen Valor Act (18 U.S.C. §§704). This poor little First Amendment case has …
By Beth Hutchens
7 years ago 1

Trademark Tarnishment: Trademark Law’s Dirty Little Secret

Dilution by blurring slowly whittles away at a trademark's distinctiveness whereas dilution by tarnishment is an attack on the reputation and positive image of a mark. Here’…
By Beth Hutchens
9 years ago 1

IHOP v. IHOP: House of Pancakes Sues House of Prayer

On September 3, 2010, IHOP IP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the owner of various IHOP registered trademarks in the United States, sued the International House of Prayer …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7