29
Feb/16

Energizer Bunny v Duracell Bunny


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4
Feb/16

OUTTHINK v IBM OUTTHINK


IBM was associated with the logo THINK at one point.



2
Feb/16

Tatoo Artists v Take-Two re Depiction of Tatoos in Video Game (SDNY)


Solid Oak, representing various tatoo artists sues a video game publisher which depicts the tatoos on NBA stars such as LeBron and Kobe.



22
Jan/16

Brief Amici Curiae in Samsung v Apple re Functionality of Design Patents




15
Jan/16

Text of Complaint: TOAST v TOAST


TOAST for software platform for restaurants v. TOAST and USE TOAST for mobile app that provides customers with food and drink recommendations.



14
Jan/16

6 Things Trademark Lawyers Want To Know About the New EU Trademark Law


Much has been written about the coming amendments to EU trademark law. We have a short attention span here so long-time friend to the Trademark Blog, Verena von Bomhard of Bomhard IP, boils down the essentials to six things trademark lawyers want to know about the new EU trademark law.



13
Jan/16

Text of Complaint, FRAPPUCCINO v FREDDOCCINO (WD NY)


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Starbucks sues Coffee Culture for dilution and infringement arising from use of FREDDOCCINO, as well as false advertising relating to various ‘fair trade’ claims.



13
Jan/16

Text of Complaint in BWP Media v Bleacher Report Over Gronk Photos


Law360 coverage here.



12
Jan/16

Swyers and The Trademark Company v PTO


The Trademark Company is reportedly the second largest filer of trademarks in the U.S. The USPTO appears to have been investigating the firm’s practices relating to that firm’s use of electronic signatures and the level of supervision by attorneys of that firm’s filed applications. The Trademark Company is protesting tactics taken by the PTO.



8
Jan/16

Text of Decision in LV v My Other Bag – LV Ordered To Find Parody Funny


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Followers of the legal treatments of parodies of trademarks may want to skip immediately to footnote 4 of the decision.

You see the top two pictures above? One side of the bag says ‘My Other Bag …” and the other side is a depiction of an LV bag. Get it? Ok, that’s fair use. LV’s causes dismissed.

You see the picture of the ‘LV’ basketball? The SDNY ruled in 2012 that that was actionable. And now this SDNY court says in footnote that it won’t follow Hyundai.