Article Archive for February 2012
New York’s legendary Naked Cowboy filed a lawsuit against CBS last year over a conspicuously similar naked cowboy appearing on the show “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The Southern District of New York recently dismissed the suit for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
Princeton Vanguard, manufacturer of “Pretzel Crisps,” faces challenge from Frito-Lay who says their trademark is generic
Michael Jordan has sued Chinese sportswear manufacturer Qiaodan Sports for using his name, jersey number, a similar logo, and other trademarks associated with his identity. Jordan wants to prevent Qiaodan Sports from misleading Chinese consumers and to reclaim his Chinese name and identity.
A local artist from Alabama who is an ardent supporter of the Crimson Tide is fighting a legal battle with the very institution he lionizes in his paintings. The University of Alabama embarked on this suit after artist Daniel Moore refused to pay royalties on paintings he created that depicted notable moments in Alabama football history.
Two attorneys have filed a copyright infringement complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Westlaw and LexisNexis. Could it mean the end of online legal research?
Minnesota whiskey distillery’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Jameson is resolved in a week
Apple scored a big win in the German courts, winning its lawsuit against Motorola Mobility on the slide to unlock patent. This could result in trouble for Android phones in Germany, especially with a new Microsoft lawsuit surfacing against Motorola.
Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., a company owned by Edgar R. Burroughs’ family, is suing distributor Dynamic Forces and publisher Dynamic Entertainment for trademark infringement and unfair competition, claiming that their comic-book series “Lord of the Jungle” and “Warlord of Mars” infringe on Burroughs’ characters, namely Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars.
In a world where it is getting harder to get an audience for commercials, Madison Avenue needs a hook. When that hook is a famous copyright and the audience is the Super Bowl’s it is best to play it safe and get a license, even if it comes at a cost.
Jeremy Lin has filed a trademark for the term “Linsanity,” but not before a fan and one of his high school physical education coaches beat him to the punch. With Lin’s application filed, neither of the two previous applications stand much chance of being approved by the USPTO.