18
Dec/07

Pulsonic Technology Is Not A Revolution In Shaving??


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Phillips Domestic Applicances v. Braun and P&G, CV 07 CV 11290 (SDNY Dec 17 2007) (complaint on Pacer):
“Braun has been losing market share in the U.S. electric shaver business to Norelco – the brand owned by Phillips – for years . . . To reverse this trend, Braun and its new owner, P&G, needed to significantly refresh the Braun shaver line. But, because Defendants lacked any new true invention to offer consumers, Braun and P&G began to pretend that they did.” (Para 1, Complaint).
This is a false advertising case filed by Phillips in the SDNY yesterday concerning Braun’s advertising for its PULSONIC shaver. If Phillips allegations are correct, then a lot of comforting notions are going to fall away. For example, there’s no correlation between liquid rippling and skin rippling. Also, the presence of the ‘ripple’ in the skin, does not in fact depress the skin, thus exposing more hair. And, sadly, both the Pulsonic and the 360 Complete produce approximately 6 Pascals of acoustical pressure, not enough to create any sort of sonic effect.
Coverage here.



18
Dec/07

The Week In Dogs


Dog correspondents Ollie and Banner point us to “What Not Wear, Canine Edition” via Counterfeit Chic.



14
Dec/07

Dilution, Liquidation, Run-off


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Designboom: “‘Liquidated Logos by Zev“:
zevs is a young french artist who lives and works in paris. he doesn’t typically display his work in galleries, preferring instead to use the urban environment as the canvas for his street art. he has pioneered his own style of french street art that blurs the line between vandalism and art.



14
Dec/07

"The Lotts, Lobbying and Domain Name Defense"


NY Times: “The Lotts, Lobbying and Domain Name Defense“:
A report confirming an online union between Senator Trent Lott and former Senator John Breaux — breauxlott.com — raised questions because Mr. Lott is not allowed to join the lobbyist ranks for some time and has played down the prospect.”



14
Dec/07

GOT MILK v. GOT PUS


PETA is running ads to draw attention to the level of pus in milk as a result of udder infections in cows. The California Milk Processor Board is complaining.



13
Dec/07

Neologisms


This will be interesting:
Word Mark VAJAYJAY
Goods and Services beauty, hair care and personal care products
Serial Number 77337809
Filing Date November 27, 2007
Owner (APPLICANT) Twist, New.Brand.Venture
Background here.



13
Dec/07

Skullduggery


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Funeral home alleges that rival funeral home registered a domain name reflecting its name. Alpson, Inc. dba Porto Funeral Home v. East Haven Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. and James Brennan, (D Conn Dec 8 2007).
Tombstone generator here.



13
Dec/07

See Spot Allege Likelihood of Confusion


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It’s a snow day so I’m home with Banner and Ollie. Both dogs have been following the Chewy Vuitton and Jucy Crittoure cases with interest. Ollie, who is half border collie, brings to my attention Woof, Inc. v. The Dog Spot, 07-cv-02229-RCL (D.C. D.C. Dec 13 2007). Both parties are pet supply stores in the D.C. area. Plainitff uses A.K.A. SPOT, while defendant uses THE DOG SPOT.



13
Dec/07

Does HD Not Look Better With Cable?


TV Predictions: “DIRECTV and Cox Settle HD Lawsuit:
As part of the settlement, Cox has agreed to remove the claim that “HD looks better with cable” from its web site, according to Multichannel News.



13
Dec/07

"Danone To Challenge China Ruling"


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BBC: “Danone to Challenge China Ruling
“French food group Danone is to appeal against a decision by a Chinese court that it no longer has any rights to the popular Wahaha beverages brand. On Monday, a Chinese arbitration commission said a trademark transfer deal signed in 1996 had expired, a ruling that Danone disputes.”