19
Sep/12

Servicemark Counterfeiting: Value Inn by Vantage v Terminated Franchisee


Why are there fewer cases involving counterfeit services as opposed to counterfeit goods? The transaction is shorter in duration for goods, so easier to maintain the deception? Services tend to require a premises, and therefore harder to run a fly-by-night business? Maybe ecommerce will result in a higher level of servicemark counterfeiting.

value inn counterfeit servicemark complaint



14
Sep/12

PREMIERE HOT TUBS v PREMIER HOT TUBS


PREMIERE is a debut performance. PREMIER is the best. The signs of PREMIERE HOT TUBS and PREMIER HOT TUBS allegedly had similar fonts, but the photos are illegible. The doc below is the State complaint attached as the exhibit for a notice of removal to fed court.

premiere v premier hot tubs



14
Sep/12

UGGS Memo for TRO in Illinois


uggs memo for ex parte tro



11
Sep/12

Thin Line Between Love & Hate


Now you have The Persuaders song ‘Thin Line Between Love & Hate” going through your head. Ha.

complaint the persuaders



10
Sep/12

Al Fross


Al Fross died ten years ago today.



10
Sep/12

RUMCHATA v RICACHA for Horchata-flavored spirits


There seem to be many recipes for Horchata, a beverage, but it tends to be milky. The owner of the RUMCHATA horchata-flavored rum drink sue the RICACHA horchata beverage for (1) infringement between RUMCHATA and RICACHA and (2) trade dress as applied to the shape, color, and label layout of the bottle.

rumchata



7
Sep/12

LIBYAN EMBASSY v. LIBYANEMBASSY.COM


Libya fails to prove protectable trademark rights in LIBYAN EMBASSY, thus fails in ACPA case.

libyanembassy domain decision



7
Sep/12

Now I Can't Stop Thinking About Ice Cream-Themed Porn Titles


Think up your own ice cream-themed porn titles. Here’s help – use TOPPINGS, SPRINKLES or BANANA SPLIT.

ben and cherry tro



7
Sep/12

University of Illinois v Mehling re 'Unofficial' Chief Illiniwek Shirts


university of illinois trademark complaint



4
Sep/12

Can You Patent A Steak?


NPR Planet Money story on whether you can patent a steak.