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“LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY” NOT scandalous for beer…

In recent news, the trademark examining attorney refused registration of the stylized mark LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY for beer, on grounds that it was scandalous and vulgar. Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. The Board agreed that[...]

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A registered trademark of Major League Baseball…

Cubs Sue ‘Unofficial Mascot’ for Trademark Infringement At first glance, the press begs the question of whether this is a defensible fair use or dilution/trademark infringement? However, if I were the defendants, I would raise a completely different argument.  Who[...]

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You can catch more flies with honey than with a lawyer…

Here’s how a little civlity, humility and professionalism averted what could have been a lengthy and expensive trademark dispute.  We should all strive to follow their example; I wish they could all go this smoothly. It wasn’t really a course,[...]

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What will come between you and your Calvins, or is your undershirt giving you a reputation?

That was in part the question asked by Chicago Tribune business columnist Phil Rosenthal last Sunday.  Dismayed at the decline in fabric quality and workmanship in his favorite CK undershirts, he asked Klein’s brand managers to answer for the multi-billion[...]

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Sneak-y!

Sneak-y! Keds Says Vans Infringing Trademark Blue Label On Heel – Law360 ….  [...]

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