ABA Journal

Trademark Law

566 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

‘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…

Read more ...