Monthly Archive: November 2009

Gary Benson might not remember Serpentine Fire, but he sure felt the heat when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sided with Maurice White and rejected Benson’s application to register “WE NEED A REBIRTH OF THE EARTH. EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE (and Design)”. Benson applied to register the foregoing mark for arranging concerts with ecological …

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Zenon Martin Yracheta wrote “The Three Chihuahua’s” in 2004. In 2006, he commissioned a screenplay. Yracheta then sent both the story and the script to Ellen Gonzales at CBS who referred Yracheta to Gilbert Davila. In 2008, Disney debuted Beverly Hills Chihuahua. According to Yracheta’s complaint, filed November 16, 2009 in Texas district court, “The …

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Major League Baseball is calling foul on Don Mattingly and has let him know with their own sentiment: an opposition. MLB is not happy with Mattingly’s choice of logo, claiming in large part that the logo is confusingly similar to its well-recognized MLB logo. This is not the first inning. In fact, MLB took its …

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The Sycamore Family Bakery (“SFB”) sold his rights in the trademark GRANDMA SYCAMORE and GRANDMA SYCAMORE’S HOME MAID BREAD to Sara Lee for a bucket o’ money. Apparently, granny wasn’t ready for retirement, however. SFB thought it would be a good idea – and not a violation of its agreement with Sara Lee (predecessor in …

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