Plaintiff winery licensed the MARILYN MONROE name and likeness from the Monroe licensing entity, and sold wine under the MARILYN MONROE brand for many years, displaying a succession of images of Marilyn on its labels, over the years. At one point it also licensed the copyright in a famous nude photograph of Marilyn on Red
The Trademark Blog picks up another award, this time from someone I didn’t pay (I justify linking to these articles with the pretence that I’m giving you a list of good blogs to read, but my savvy readers see through that and know vanity when they see it).
My son asked me to order a “Get Fuzzy” book for him and I wound up blogging.
From the decision:
“The hula is a general name for many types of Hawaiian folk dances. . . Hula movements have standard forms and to perform an `ike motion, “a dancer raises one hand out and one arm is bent at the elbow and the hand is open and placed behind the eye with the…
Sunday Times of London: “Homeless in Cyberspace” (in which the author forgets to renew her domain name, and a speculator offers to sell it back to her for $888).
IHT: “MGM seeks control of Wargames.com site name.” MGM is apparently planning a sequel to the film ‘Wargames.” The domain name registrant has put up a war games-related site since receiving the demand letter, which of itself will not be all that probative. This registrant also has been in the news in 2005…
If I disclose that I refer all my IT contract work to my friend Dennis Kennedy, does it cheapen this award? In any event, here’s a list of good law blogs (and mine).
Defendant purports to own rights in ASPEN. Plaintiff (Victoria’s Secret) uses a skiing theme in its seasonal promotion, including references to the ASPEN ski resort. Defendant requests cessation. Plaintiff alleges that it is not using term as a trademark. Defendant threatens lawsuit but doesn’t sue. Plaintiff files action for declaration of non-infringement. Complaint here.…
Christopher Little Literary Agency
10 Eel Brook Studios
125 Moore Park Rd
Domain name: DEATHLYHALLOWS.COM
Created on: 2006-12-21
Expires on: 2008-12-21
Christopher Little is JK Rowlings’ agent. It was announced today that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be the name of the seventh book.