Posts Tagged: trademark law


Leason Ellis Continues to Fight Deceptive Trademark Practices

n a memorandum decision handed down July 2, 2014, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, most of the plaintiff claims in case 7:13…

Legally Suspect TTAB Decision Cancels Redskins Trademark

While this decision will be widely cheered by many who are concerned with political correctness, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that from a legal …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 25

Business Owners Need Federal Trademark Rights

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 …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10

Selecting the Right Trademark for Your Business

You have probably had circumstances when you have positively associated with a certain trademark. Perhaps you were traveling and had the option to eat at one of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

The Power of Policing Trademarks and Design Patents

It’s amazing how fast a successful product is counterfeited and how brazen the copying is. The figure above illustrates what counterfeiting looks like. Counterfeiters copy everything….…
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 4

Leason Ellis Sues Another Trademark Scammer in Federal Court

The firm is back at it again in 2013 taking on another alleged trademark scam operation after successfully prevailing in a similar claim just over 1 year ago against …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Trademark Protection: Is Litigation Worth the Cost?

Anybody who has any involvement with Intellectual Property (“IP”) knows full well that protecting IP means a multi-step process. Obviously, step one is the conception of the …
By Charles P. Lickson
8 years ago 0

Dr. Oz Fights Fraudulent Claims of Endorsement

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is taking the fight to the scam operators who have been duping the public using his good and extremely popular name. Indeed, the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 9

We Are Just Too Pretty to get Sued for Infringement

Firefly was a briefly lived television show that aired on Fox in 2002. It only lasted for a few months before Fox yanked the plug (a most egregious …
By Beth Hutchens
8 years ago 20

Under Armour Sues Nike Over Use of “I Will”

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 …
By Adrienne Kendrick
9 years ago 0

Tiffany Sues Costco Over Counterfeit Diamond Rings

The dispute between Tiffany and Costco first came to light in November 2012 when a customer alerted Tiffany to the sale of what was promoted on in-store signs …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

Nike v. YUMS: Covenant Not to Sue Prevents Jurisdiction

The Court went to the actual terms of the Covenant to determine if Nike had met this very tough burden burden. In this case, though, Nike did. …
By Beth Hutchens
9 years ago 0

Amazon Wins Small Victory Against Apple Over App Store

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 …
By Corinne Kerston
9 years ago 0

Hasbro’s Fight for the Little Ponies

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 …
By Corinne Kerston
9 years ago 0

Croc Counterfeiters in China get Jail Time

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) announced earlier today that Chinese courts have sentenced 18 individuals to a total of more than 46 years in prison for producing and selling counterfeit …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0