Trademark Law

First Amendment

First Amendment protects anti-abortion activist’s satirical use of NAACP name, 4th Circuit rules

Trademark Law

Rock band gets First Amendment rehearing in its quest for a trademark deemed disparaging

Trademark Law

Band can’t trademark disparaging name, Federal Circuit says; judge raises First Amendment concerns

Intellectual Property Law

Clothier settles with Eagles singer over ‘Don a Henley and Take It Easy’ ad

Intellectual Property Law

Amazon sues over claimed fake reviews posted on its site

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS ruling raises the stakes for Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hearings

Trials & Litigation

Fat Noodle is ‘confusingly similar’ to Chubby Noodle, restaurant says in trademark suit

Trademark Law

Seattle Seahawks attempting to trademark the number 12, the word ‘boom’ and more

Trademark Law

Craft brewers find good beer names are limited; one conflict creates ‘Collaboration Not Litigation’

Intellectual Property Law

Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ sues Fox for $250M, says wise guy in ‘Simpsons’ cartoon is based on him

Trademark Law

Chobani is accused of violating ‘how’ trademark with its marketing campaign

Trademark Law

ALS Association seeks trademark for ‘ice bucket challenge’

Intellectual Property Law

Hacking software in Batman movie doesn’t infringe on real-life product, says 7th Circuit

Internet Law

Gadfly buys website in DA’s name after he lets registration expire

Around the Blawgosphere

Wearing a ‘smartwatch’ to court | Trademarking a hog call | Better Call Saul—and here’s the number

Legal Marketing

Brewery sues DUI law firm, says look-alike ‘Sessions Law’ mark confuses ‘Session Lager’ customers

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer sued by Judge Judy over TV ads says stations urged him to participate

Intellectual Property Law

John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University

Intellectual Property Law

Jones Day and digital rights group face off in war of words over Detroit bankruptcy parody site

Entertainment & Sports Law

Washington Redskins team loses trademark registration