Monthly Archive: January 2013

Nike sued competitor Already (dba Yums) in New York federal court for infringement of its registered trade dress in the super popular Air Force 1 footwear, an example of which is shown above. Yums filed counterclaims for declaratory relief that there was no infringement and that Nike’s Air Force 1 trade dress was invalid, seeking …

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The shape Nestlé’s iconic Kit Kar bar has been found to be distinctive, so says the appeal board at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market in the United Kingdom (“Office”). Denying Cadbury’s claim that the shape of the chocolate bar was not protectable on the grounds that it was too commonplace a shape, …

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