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562 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

Philip Morris Sues Over Fake Marlboro Cigarettes

Philip Morris USA filed lawsuits on Monday against eight retailers it says is selling counterfeit versions of the company’s popular Marlboro brand cigarettes in New York and New Jersey.

In…

Salt Lake Airport Wins Trademark Battle with US Over ‘Simpli-Fly’ Motto

Two U.S. agencies have backed away from a battle over rights to the term “Simpli-Fly.”

Salt Lake City International Airport uses the term, trademarked in 2005, to describe its traveler…

Fewer Good Band Names Available, Causing Trademark Rifts

There aren’t many good band names left, according to Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

He told the Wall Street Journal about the difficulties he had…

It’s Airstream v. Airstream in This Cross-Country Cupcake Battle

In the “burgeoning local trailer-food market” in Austin, Texas, Hey Cupcake is an early pioneer, having established its presence in 2007, operating out of an airstream trailer topped with a…

La. AG Steps into ‘Who Dat’ Controversy, Says Some T-Shirts OK

Do T-shirt makers need permission from the National Football League to sell their wares with the words ‘Who Dat,’ the popular cheer of fans of the New Orleans Saints?

Not…

iPad Name Also Claimed by Fujitsu and Bra Maker

Fujitsu is consulting its lawyers about its legal rights to the iPad name.

The Tokyo technology company applied in 2003 for a trademark on its iPad, a handheld device that…

Florida Personal Injury Firm Sues Over Strangely Similar Website

Lawyers at the Florida personal injury law firm Gordon & Doner stumbled on a surprising online find: There were two versions of its website.

The Florida law firm did something…

Google IDs Defenses in YouTube Suit, Faces New Smartphone Name Claim

Attorneys for Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. are sharpening their legal weapons as they prepare for a federal court battle over an asserted $1 billion in damages over thousands of…

Suit Claims Search Engine’s ‘Bing’ Name Infringes Trademark

A small St. Louis design company claims in a lawsuit that Microsoft infringed its trademark when it called its new search engine Bing.

The suit was filed in St. Louis…

The North Face Sues The South Butt for Trademark Infringement

The North Face Apparel Co. has filed a trademark infringement suit against a teen who started a company called The South Butt to help pay for college.

The North Face’s…

IRS and Foreign Countries May Jointly Audit Some Corporations

After collecting millions of dollars in unpaid taxes from Americans with secret bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Internal Revenue Service is expanding its overseas enforcement efforts.

The tax…

Supreme Court Won’t Decide Challenge to Redskins Name

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal that claims the trademark for the Washington Redskins name should have been denied because it is racially disparaging.

The legal…

Playboy Sues Lawyer Who Posed for Mag, Claims She Can’t Be ‘Lawyer of Love’

Playboy magazine has sued a Chicago divorce lawyer who posed nude for the magazine and once wrote its “Lawyer of Love” advice column, claiming she has no right to the…

Law Firm & Ex-Associate Litigate Badmouth Blog Battle in State & Federal Court

A war of words between Levinson Axelrod and ex-associate Edward Harrington Heyburn is now in litigation.

The New Jersey-based personal injury law firm filed an order to show cause in…

UK Lawyers Set to Stock Supermarket Shelves for Client, Delaying Case

Lawyers with the British law firm Pinsent Masons will be stocking supermarket shelves at Asda, delaying a trademark dispute involving the U.K. supermarket chain.

Asda’s counsel, Hugh Cuddigan, asked the…

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