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Trademark Law

566 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

Trademark Concerns Derail Auction of Motorized Recliner That Isn’t a La-Z-Boy

Bidding had reached more than $40,000 on a motorized recliner seized after its owner was accused of driving the chair home from a bar while drunk.

But the eBay auction…

Ex-Associate Badmouths Former Firm in Legal Blog

It isn’t what an attorney would generally recommend to a client. But attorney Edward Harrington Heyburn says he was willing to risk litigation when he created a legal blog that…

Chamber of Commerce Sues ‘Yes Men’ for Fake News Conference (See Video)

A group of pranksters called the Yes Men is facing a lawsuit for impersonating the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at a news conference.

The chamber is suing the Yes Men…

Google ‘Adwords’ Don’t Violate Trademark Law, Adviser Tells EU Court

In an opinion that could point the way for a first-of-a-kind court ruling in the European Union, an adviser to the European Court of Justice says the use of a…

Pfizer Wins Injunction Banning N.Y. Man’s ‘Viva Viagra’ Missile Stunt

A federal judge has sided with Pfizer in an unusual trademark dispute over its erectile disfunction drug Viagra, granting a permanent injunction banning a New York man from towing a…

Co. Files Suit over Actual Light Fixture Based on Animated Pixar Lamp Persona

Seeing a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company create an animated desk-lamp character on the silver screen that apparently was based on its own actual lamp design didn’t bother a…

Quackers!

Lawyers frequently have been accused of tarnishing the reputation of the legal profession by filing frivolous lawsuits (McDonald’s coffee, anyone?), so when a tour boat operator recently sued a competitor…

Paris Hilton Allowed to Sue Hallmark Over ‘That’s Hot’ Phrase

A federal appeals court has ruled Paris Hilton may sue Hallmark for using her photograph and her trademarked catchphrase, “That’s hot.”

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Goldman Sachs Backs Down in Trademark Battle With Blogger

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has backed down from an earlier claim that a blogger critical of the investment bank was violating its trademark.

After sending a cease-and-desist letter earlier this…

Super (Hot) Dog (Trademark) Fight Breaks Out in Court

Who’s the original Superdawg?

That would be the one in Chicago that’s been serving up frankfurters since 1948 on the city’s northwest side. And this Superdawg—a food TV favorite easily…

Cards’ La Russa Announces Twitter Settlement, Site Denies It on Blog

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced Friday that Twitter agreed to pay his legal fees and make a donation to his animal rescue foundation to settle his suit…

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