24
Nov/14

5000 Trademark Blog Posts


There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.



24
Nov/14

Recent District Court Decisions




30
Oct/14

The Evolution of Slogans


Slogans
Source: BestMarketingDegrees.org



28
Oct/14

Leason Ellis v Patent & Trademark Agency LLC Final Consent Judgment


LE v PT_A consent judgment.pdf



27
Oct/14

Will The Real Virtual Marilyn Monroe . . .


robot marilyn

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most valuable ‘personas’ ever (its a little ghoulish to put it that way but there you are). I have blogged many disputes relating to Marilyn Monroe’s personality rights (or lack thereof).

Now we have a declaratory judgment action relating to the creation of a ‘Virtual Marilyn.’

The image above is not the subject of this dispute, but an image I located here, assuming that if I searched ‘robotic marilyn’ in Google Image, I would find a reference to the iconic image from ‘Seven Year Itch.’

virtual marilyn rts of publicity.pdf



27
Oct/14

ICE IMPERIAL trade dress v DEPREVILLE ICE trade dress


imperial icedepreville ice

Moet & Chandon sells ICE IMPERIAL champagne, ‘the first champagne specifically developed to be served on ice.’ Defendant sells DEPREVILLE ICE champagne. This is a description of plaintiff’s federal registration for its trade dress:

The color(s) white, gold, silver and black is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a three-dimensional bottle design. The bottle is white. There is a silver diamond pattern at the base of the bottle. The silver diamonds become increasingly smaller as they go up the bottle, turning into silver dots and gradually fading into solid white. The foil on the top of the bottle is white with an embossed diamond-like pattern. The word “MOET” appears vertically in gold on the neck of the bottle. Above the word “MOET”, there is a gold star. Underneath the word “MOET”, there is a ribbon design in black with gold trim around the neck of the bottle. Where the ribbon crosses, there is a circular gold seal featuring the words “MOET & CHANDON EPERNAY FRANCE”, a stylized crown design, and “1743”, all in black. At the base of the bottle, there is a rectangular white label with the words “MOET & CHANDON ICE IMPERIAL” in black in the center. Above the words “MOET & CHANDON ICE IMPERIAL” on the label is a gold crown design, and underneath the words is a gold star. There is a thin gold band at the top of the bottle label, and there is a thick gold band at the bottom of the bottle label.

ice imperial v depreville trade dress.pdf



26
Oct/14

Recent District Court Decisions




22
Oct/14

Recent TTAB Filings




22
Oct/14

Recent UDRPs




22
Oct/14

There’s nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving


New York Post v someone who isn’t the New York Post. A little sad.

nyp v new york post.pdf