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Trademark Law

561 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman Seeks Trademark of Tabloid Moniker

The controversial California woman who gave birth to octuplets earlier this year has decided to embrace the moniker with which she is often identified in supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip…

Blogger Gears Up for Legal Battle Over Goldman Sachs Critique

A major Wall Street investment bank has apparently retained a well-known New York City-based law firm in an effort to curtail a blogger’s critical posts.

But blogger Mike Morgan says…

Guitar-Wielding Lawyer Rocks Fender

A New Jersey lawyer, who by day practices entertainment law and by night plays guitar and tours the country with one of his two rock bands, has helped win a…

Wisconsin Could Face Trademark Fight over Slogan ‘Live Like You Mean It’

Wisconsin is seeking trademark protection for its new slogan, “Live like you mean it,” but some critics are vowing a fight.

The phrase has been used by motivational speakers, authors,…

Groundhog Day is a Repeating Theme in Life of Punxsutawney Lawyer

Punxsutawney Phil may be Jeff Lundy’s most high-profile client.

The Pennsylvania lawyer is a board member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club and the defender of the groundhog’s trademark, obtained in…

Taco Bell Loses Chihuahua Dispute as it Fights 50 Cent Ad Suit

A federal appeals court has ruled that Taco Bell—and not its ad agency—is responsible for paying $42 million in damages and interest to two cartoonists who claimed the fast-food giant…

BlockStoppers?

Jones Day has won numerous accolades for cli­­ent service and litigation prowess, but one of its latest lawsuits has some scratching their heads. After a website that highlights expensive real…

Patterson Belknap: 50 Cent IP Suit Burnishes ‘Gangsta Rapper’ Image

Lawyers for Taco Bell have filed an answer to an infringement lawsuit by 50 Cent that claims he is using the litigation “to burnish his gangsta rapper persona.”

The lawyers…

Law Firm Sues Google, Claims Search Results Infringe its Trademark

A San Francisco law firm called Global Law is suing Google because search results for its name linked to a different firm.

The suit filed in federal court claims a…

Judge Allows Jones Day Suit Over Web Posts About Attorney Home Purchases

A controversial federal trademark infringement suit by the Jones Day law firm against an Internet news site that publicizes home purchases by individual attorneys has survived a motion to dismiss.

Fox Lawyers Tell Movie Studio to Stop Making Knockoffs

The studio 20th Century Fox has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a low-budget competitor that is releasing a movie with a similar name and release date to Fox’s own remake…

Retired NFL Players Get $28.1M, Including $21M in Punitives

Developing: A federal jury in San Francisco today awarded $7.1 million in compensatory damages to a group of retired National Football League players, finding that the NFL Players Association didn’t…

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