Viacom claims that it merely licensed the rights to use the “SpongeBob SquarePants” trademark to a third party and had no part in any infringement alleged by Gibson against its licensee. Gibson is claiming that Viacom and its licensee both infringed on its “Flying V” trademark. To continue reading, click: Viacom May Get Dismissal From SpongeBob Uke’s “Flying V” Guitar Trademark Lawsuit
Apple responded the lawsuit with a Motion for Summary Judgment disputing all claims. New York District Court Judge Denise Cote granted Apple’s motion holding that there was no likelihood of confusion among other issues. To continue reading, click: Federal Judge Sides With Apple in IBOOKS Trademark Dispute
After Action Inc. filed its trademark infringement complaint due to the Jets' use of ULTIMATE FAN, the New York Jets recently filed for Summary Judgment. The Jets' are alleging that the THE ULTIMATE FAN trademark has been abandoned. To continue reading, click: New York Jets Seek Summary Judgment Over “Ultimate Fan” Trademark
Nike is claiming that it has been using "I Will" and other similar phrases since before Under Armour existed. Nike also claims that the two word phrase does not function as a trademark. To continue reading, click: Nike and Under Armour Battle Over “I Will” Trademark
Many feel that capitalizing in any way on the events from the Boston Marathon disaster is in poor taste. Beyond that, most if not all of the applications are unlikely to register. To continue reading, click: The Rush of “Boston Strong” Trademark Applications Has Begun
Although the goods differ, the company has concerns that the football player’s trademark will cause confusion in the marketplace. The parties are currently attempting to work out a consent agreement. To continue reading, click: Redskins QB RGIII Runs into Trademark Trouble
IPNews® - Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer issued a default judgment awarding Tory Burch LLC $20 million in damages after finding infringing use of trademarks by a counterfeiter consortium.
Judge Pallmeyer ordered a seizure of bank accounts and the transfer of domain names. Although the infringing use has ended, many of the culprits are still unidentified. To continue reading, click: Tory Burch Awarded $20 Million in Online Trademark Infringement Scheme
The complaint was filed in Nebraska federal court against Couristan, Inc. The allegations include infringement and dilution and the complaint requests destruction of all product at issue. To continue reading, click: Carpet Company Sued Over Use of “Wild Kingdom” Trademark
The original lawsuit was filed by a Florida Ophthalmologist against Bausch & Lomb for trademark infringement. Bausch & Lomb is alleging that the trademark is in widespread use and therefore has become generic. To continue reading, click: “See Better Live Better” Trademark Generic According to Bausch & Lomb.
Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. filed the trademark and trade dress lawsuit in New York against Alphonse Capone Enterprises, Inc. Beyond vodka, Alphonse Capone Enterprises also sells cigars and operates a restaurant and bar said to be an old gangster hangout. To continue reading, click: Gunmaker files Trademark Lawsuit Over “Tommy Guns” Vodka