Category Archive: Trademark Infringement

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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Recently, news of California medical marijuana dispensaries selling a strain called “Linsanity” set loose Jeremy Lin’s lawyers—demand letters a flurry allegedly seeking apologies. This isn’t the first time a celebrity name has been used in connection with medical marijuana—does Tom Cruise Purple, aka Purple Cruise ring a bell? Lin’s trademark attorney, Pamela Deese, commented to …

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In a decision handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 12, 2011, eBay has been found to be potentially jointly liable for trademark infringement along with individuals selling infringing goods on the eBay auction site because it had prior knowledge of the infringement.  Paris-based cosmetics company L’Oréal brought the …

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Just when he thought it was safe to go back in the water (or the boxing ring as the case may be), it appears that Mike Tyson’s legal troubles continue to fight on. The latest contender is Michael Wayne Landrum, a former boxer (turned paralegal according to his complaint) who probably wouldn’t last long in …

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