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558 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

Tony La Russa Sues Twitter over Imposter’s Page

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has sued Twitter claiming that the microblogging site refused to take down an imposter’s page that contained “derogatory and demeaning” remarks.

The suit…

In Battle of the Ducks, Company Claims Rights to Quacking Noise

It’s not exactly a dog-eat-dog battle. On one side is Bay Quackers. On the other is Ride the Ducks.

Both companies operate amphibious vehicles, known as ducks, in the city…

PI Attorneys Sue Google Over ‘Adwords’ Sale of Law Firm Name to Competitor

Two Connecticut personal injury lawyers are suing Google, contending that the Internet search engine improperly sold advertising rights concerning their law firm name to a competitor.

When Internet users type…

‘Fendi Crush’ was Highlight of Sotomayor’s IP Practice

Practicing intellectual property law at Pavia & Harcourt in the 1980s and 1990s offered U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor an early opportunity to demonstrate her legal eagle potential.

Representing…

Wham-Owed

If you think that all kids want these days is a Wii, a Nintendo DS or the latest PlayStation, then a series of recent lawsuits may make you think twice.

Intellectual Property Boutique Is Hot for New Recruits

The last time patent litigator Bert Ehrlich experienced a downturn in the economy, his law firm missed the boat. Not this time.

Ehrlich, a partner at the intellectual property boutique…

Brando Trust Sues Apartment Complex Over ‘Brando Loft’ Name

An apartment building in Los Angeles has been sued for trademark infringement for offering a “Brando Loft” for rent.

The suit names the companies owning the Broadcast Center Apartments, the…

2 Pizza Workers, Via YouTube, Allegedly Put Brand at Risk, Now Face Charges

It was just a stupid prank, apparently, rather than a video of actual food preparation. But a clip obviously intended to provoke an “Oh, gross!” response reportedly did just that…

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