Articles by Alexis Patterson
Alexis Patterson is a 2L at the American University Washington College of Law and the 2012-2013 Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society. She has an interest in intellectual property law, especially as it relates to trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Alexis volunteered for the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and is a blogger for the IP Brief. She also serves as a team director for the Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board. Alexis received her B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John’s University. She is from Miami, FL.
J. Crew sues its former senior design director for breach of duty of confidentiality, unfair competition and misappropriation.
The Federal Circuit affirms the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to reject the registration application for COCK SUCKER on the grounds that it is “immoral or scandalous matter.”
The Board cancelled a registration for a prison toothbrush because it was functional.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board refused to register the trademark “Verde” to Verde Power Supply Inc. because “Verde” is merely descriptive.
A group of Native Americans, including Amanda Blackhorse, sued Pro-Football, Inc. over the use of the term “Redskins” in several of their registered trademarks.
Urban Decay issues a cease and desist letter to Victoria’s Secret over use of the term “THE NAKEDS” on a line of cosmetic products sold by the company.
Louis Vuitton sued Warner Bros. after the entertainment powerhouse used fake Louis Vuitton bags in the airport scene of the movie, The Hangover Part II.