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566 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

Nike Sues Wal-Mart, Claiming Cushioned Shoe Design is Copied

Nike claims in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago that Wal-Mart is selling shoes that infringe on its patented design.

The suit claims Wal-Mart’s Detra shoes infringe on…

Dog Breeder Sues Movie Studio Over Famous Canine Name: Rin Tin Tin

A Texas dog breeder whose family has been protecting the legacy of Rin Tin Tin for more than 50 years says in a lawsuit that a new movie has sullied…

Pennsylvania Law Firm Claims Websites Free-Ride on Its Name

A Pennsylvania law firm has sued a Canadian domain name registry, claiming that it helped create websites that free-ride on the Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

New ABA Magazine Offers IP Articles Written By IP Lawyers

A new bimonthly magazine has been launched by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property.

Entitled Landslide,it features articles written by IP lawyers, for IP lawyers, the section reports in an…

Nonprofits Oppose Jones Day Trademark Suit Over Associate Home Purchase Posts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Citizen have filed an opposing amicus brief in federal trademark litigation brought by Jones Day over a website’s postings about home purchases by two…

Pinkberry Suits Seek to Put Freeze on Yogurt Competitors

What do Yoberry, Yogiberry, Peachberry and Monkee’s Teriyaki, among others, all have in common?

Allegedly, they are copycat frozen yogurt shops seeking to take something of a free ride on…

Jones Day Sues Over Website Posting Attorney Home Purchase Info

Jones Day has sued a website that highlights lawyers—even posting their photos and linking to firm biographies—and other professionals who buy and sell their homes in Chicago, Las Vegas, St.…

Make That 37 Partners Who Have Left Heller Ehrman This Year

With the departure of two San Francisco Bay area attorneys for other law firms, the total number of partners who have left Heller Ehrman this year now reportedly tallies at…

Sprinkles Sues Cupcake Competitor Over Candy Dot

Sprinkles has sued over its candy dot.

The three-year-old Beverly Hills bakery, a favorite of Oprah Winfrey and Paris Hilton, says a six-month-old West Hollywood competitor, Famous Cupcakes, has stolen…

Appeals Court Vacates Ruling for Duane Morris in Malpractice Case

A ruling by a federal appeals court clears the way for a plaintiff to pursue a malpractice suit against Duane Morris in state court.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit…

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