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561 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

Why the Rat Olympics Became the Xtreme Rat Challenge

The U.S. Olympic Committee has pursued 1,000 violations of its trademark since the last Olympics, prompting some awkward-sounding substitutes.

The committee has the exclusive right to use the word under…

Legal Threat Results in One Less Billy Goat

A billy goat curse may be extending beyond the Chicago Cubs. It’s also apparently afflicting the owner of a California tavern who says he’ll change his establishment’s name to avoid…

Wordscraper is Facebook’s New Scrabulous, Testing IP Law

There is Scrabulous news today for some 500,000 aficionados of the popular computerized word game that was played on the Internet by some 450,000 Facebook users each day.

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Why ‘Big Red Tickle Monster’ Is Taking the Place of Elmo

Hit by the threat of lawsuits, companies that provide costumed characters for kids’ birthday parties are changing their ways.

“Big red tickle monster” is replacing Elmo and “explorer girl with…

Fake News Article Results in Real Lawsuit

Admittedly not thinking about the consequences, a computing services manager for the University of Texas reportedly says he was the practical jokester who posted a fake Oklahoman article online under…

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