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Trademark Law

566 ABA Journal Trademark Law articles.

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…

Polo Ralph Lauren Loses Logo Appeal

Polo Ralph Lauren has lost a federal appeal that sought to keep the United States Polo Association from using logos on apparel that featured two polo players on horseback.

The…

Frigid Fracas

Low-Temp Locales Lay Claim to Worst Winter Weather, Slug It Out in Court Over Teeth-Chattering Title

M&M Lawsuit Just One Part of Naked Cowboy’s Financial Plan

The singing Naked Cowboy has ambitions beyond winning his trademark lawsuit against the Mars candy company over a billboard featuring an M&M dressed in the same attire—or lack of it—that…

NYC’s Naked Cowboy Says Candy Corp. Stole His Trademark Skimpy Outfit

Robert Burck has spent years developing his well-known persona as a seemingly naked cowboy playing his guitar in New York City’s Times Square. Now he is suing a major candy…

Acronym Soup Suit: AAJ, formerly ATLA, Sues TheATLA

The trial lawyers group once known as ATLA—the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—has sued a new lawyers group that calls itself The American Trial Lawyers Association, or TheATLA.

The…

Dell Serves up ‘Domain Tasting’ Suit With Novel Claim

Computer maker Dell Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit that claims several companies violated counterfeiting laws by buying and selling Web addresses with misspellings of its name.

The lawsuit contends…

Chinese Company Wins Rare Overseas Trademark Ruling

In an unusual example of Chinese company resorting to litigation to enforce its intellectual property abroad, a Beijing curd maker has won a trademark infringement suit against a German company.

Louis Vuitton Wins Hummer-Dinger Suit, Ruffed Up by Parody Ruling

Music lost and humor won in two recent rulings in lawsuits filed by Louis Vuitton.

The luxury goods maker succeeded in getting a Britney Spears video showing Vuitton-like fabric pulled…

Counterfeit Case Against eBay May Raise Web Policing Requirements

A federal judge in Manhattan has begun to hear a closely watched case between a renowned jeweler and an Internet auctioneer accused of turning a blind eye to the sale…

It’s My Trademark, Bon Jovi Says

Musician Jon Bon Jovi is claiming that a new energy drink called Mijovi infringes his trademarked name.

In a cease-and-desist letter Bon Jovi’s lawyer protested the name of the drink…

Paris Hilton Hot Over Hallmark Card

“That’s hot,” is Paris Hilton’s trademark phrase, both figuratively and literally.

Those are the allegations in a lawsuit Hilton has filed over a Hallmark moment that was not a happy…

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