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Trademark Law

567 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

Former Gucci GC Questions the Fuss over His Inactive Status

The former general counsel for Gucci doesn’t think he deserved to be fired for working at the company while on inactive status, and he explains why in an affidavit filed…

The North Face and The South Butt Settle Trademark Suit

The North Face Apparel Co. has settled its trademark infringement suit against The South Butt, a clothing line with the tagline “never stop relaxing.”

Lawyers refused to reveal details of…

2nd Cir. OKs eBay Use of Tiffany’s Trademark, But Revives False Advertising Claim

The New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with eBay today in a trademark infringement and dilution case brought by Tiffany & Co., finding that a lower…

Partner Proclaims Victory Despite Dismissal of Law Firm’s Google Adwords Suit

A Connecticut judge has dismissed an advertising complaint brought against Google by a New Haven personal injury firm, agreeing with the Internet search engine giant that the lawsuit should have…

Xerox Enlisting Hollywood in Fight Against ‘Genericide’ with Ad

Xerox Corp. has a message, and it hopes that those who write screenplays will read it.

The maker of copy machines asks in an ad it took out in The…

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…

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