Tag Archive: Trademarks

Last week, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries admitted he didn’t make A&F clothes in larger sizes. His reasoning: beautiful – read thin – people attract other beautiful people to wear A&F’s clothing; and unattractive – read fat – people detract from his stores. Then came the immediate firestorm of fury on social media sites …

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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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Musicians, retailers, music labels, songwriters, and managers have united under a new collective named Music Matters designed to educate consumers about the value of music and to encourage and assist consumers in identifying and purchasing online music from legal sources. With such partners and supporting sites as iTunes, Rough Trade, Spotify and Play.com, and even …

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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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A new website has launched whose purpose is to connect potential buyers and sellers of trademarks. Trademarks are words, signs or symbols used by businesses as a source identifier of goods and and services. Trademarks are valuable not only for the consumer goodwill they engender (see, MCDONALD’S, GOOGLE, BMW, HBO), but also as a barrier …

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It’s no secret: U.S. and international markets are in deep turmoil. Massive layoffs, historic stock market declines, and institutional failures remind us this no ordinary time. Even while companies look for ways to cut back and streamline institutional costs, now may be the best time to strengthen your intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Although frequently overlooked, …

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With U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House a change in U.S. – Cuba relations may be on the horizon. According to a recent Reuters story, U.S. companies have an estimated 5,000 products trademarked in Cuba, “waiting for the day they might finally land on the island separated from the United States by the …

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The estate of rock legend Jimi Hendrix won a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Seattle, Washington-based businessman who used the star’s name and image to promote his brand of vodka. In Experience Hendrix LLC et al v. Electric Hendrix LLC et al, Case No. 2:07-cv-00338-TSZ (W.D. Wash. 2009). a U.S. District Court judge ruled HENDRIX …

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