Tag Archive: Trademark Infringement

The TTAB recently released a non-precedential opinion cancelling registration of this mark, and rejecting registrant’s parody defense. Where will this opinion fall in the lineup of parody cases? The opinion arose out of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation’s cancellation proceeding against Thread Pit, Inc.’s registration of the above-referenced mark in connection with t-shirts and collared polo …

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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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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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In a long and hard fought battle, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has given renowned fashion designer, Joseph Abboud, a chance to reclaim his name. Issuing a sweeping injunction in June 2008, a Southern District of New York court enjoined Abboud from using his name to sell, market or promote his own business, goods …

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Have you ever had one of those really good soft oatmeal cookies that comes in the pretty red package that looks like this: Well, the company, Archway Bakeries, LLC, invested a lot of time and money in creating and marketing its trade dress (i.e. the look and feel of it packaging) and was piping hot …

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Inhale, Inc., makers of hookahs and the INHALE vaporizer believes Oglesby & Butler was smoking something other than tobacco when it adopted the name I-INHALE for its vaporizer product, and Inhale put down its own hookah long enough to file suit in the Central District of California for trademark infringement of its name. Inhale has …

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Toughlove American LLC (“TLA”) filed suit this month against MTV High Noon Productions, and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films (“Defendants”) claiming trademark infringement and false designation of origin based upon the production of a new reality show, TOUGH LOVE. TLA, founded by two therapists, claims to have been using the mark TOUGHLOVE for peer-to-peer, self-help, and …

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Like a quarterback sacked by his own team, a U.S. district court in Alabama granted Auburn University’s motion for a preliminary injunction against alumni, Mike Moody, and his website sixfingeryear.com in the case of Auburn University v. Mike Moody and Sixfingeryear.com (Civil Act. No. 3:08cv796-CSC November 4, 2008). There the court found that the defendants’ …

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