Posts Tagged: dilution


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

The Right of Publicity: A Doctrine Gone Wild?

The recent dispute involving Lindsay Lohan and ETrade provides an opportunity for critically examining the right of publicity. One defense that ETrade could raise would be parody …
By Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
10 years ago 4

American Idol Sues Stripper Idol Over Trademark

The owners of the trademarks on the popular American Idol TV program, FremantleMedia North America, Inc., have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7