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Trademark Law

562 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

No Gold for Tiffany in Suit Against eBay for Knockoff Sales

A federal judge in New York has ruled against Tiffany in its suit claiming eBay failed to prevent sales of counterfeit jewelry.

“What a difference 3,600 miles can make,”

Is ‘Cosmopolitan’ Resort Too Much Like ‘Cosmopolitan’ Magazine?

Cosmopolitan is a well-known women’s magazine. But is its brand strong enough to ban a developer from using the Cosmopolitan name for a new $3.9 billion Las Vegas Strip mega-resort?

Leaning Green

Who said it’s not easy being green? According to the Dechert law firm, applications for trademarks using the word green more than doubled to over 2,400 between 2006 and 2007.

Dispute Over Red Cross Symbol Settled

The cross symbol will continue to be used by a health-products company and a charity under a settlement reached yesterday.

Johnson & Johnson had sued the American…

Lawyer Bans Opponent from Hotel in Hard-Fought IP Case

Concerned that sensitive documents might be delivered to the wrong legal counsel, a corporate client in a hard-fought federal case reportedly contracted with the hotel at which its own attorney…

Big Brown Licensing Lawyer Especially Eager for Triple Crown Win

Lots of horse-racing fans would love to see favorite Big Brown come in first at the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday for a rare Triple Crown win.

But…

Adult Mag’s Case Against Credit Card Companies Declined by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a lawsuit that contends credit card companies aid copyright infringement by providing services to websites that use pirated materials.

The suit was…

Fan May Face IP Claim Over Dr. Who Knitting Patterns

A 26-year-old British fan of the BBC’s classic Doctor Who television show is facing a potential intellectual property claim over the knitting patterns she invented and distributed over the Internet…

Legal Dispute Escalates With Craigslist Countersuit Against EBay

Web classified company Craigslist has filed a countersuit against eBay that claims the auction company interfered with its business operations and infringed its trademark after acquiring a minority stake in…

Battle of the Undergarments: Spanx Sues Spank for Trademark Infringement

Spanx, the maker of body shapers, is suing Sexy Panties and Naughty Knickers Ltd. for trademark infringement over its abbreviated name, Spank.

The Fulton County…

Adidas Award of $305M in Trademark Infringement Case May Be Record

A Portland, Ore., jury has awarded Adidas AG nearly $305 million for violation of its trademark for three-stripe shoes.

Lawyers at Kilpatrick Stockton who represented Adidas said the judgment against…

Searching Questions

Internet keyword ads are a billion-dollar business, and many may be illegal

Law Firm Strikes Out as Yankees ‘Sponsor’

An athletic shoe company, a tire manufacturer, and even China’s largest dairy are sponsors of the New York Yankees. But a law firm?

That’s what nine-attorney Manhattan personal injury firm…

T-shirt Maker Wins Wal-Mart Legal Battle

A federal judge has sided with a T-shirt maker in a trademark battle with Wal-Mart.

U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. has ruled that T-shirts and other paraphernalia with…

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