Articles by Shannon Schoultz
Shannon Schoultz is a 1L at American University Washington College of Law. She is from Beech Island, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Entertainment Management. She is interested in pursing a career in Sport and Entertainment Law. She enjoys watching SportsCenter and Law&Order SVU, and loves her Gamecocks & Cowboys.
This is the story of a Vermont-based artist’s attempt to register “Eat more kale” as a trademark. His efforts have been thwarted by Chick-Fil-A Inc. fast-food chain. Robert Muller-More was informed by US Patent and Trademark Office that his mark was likely to be confused with the chain’s “eat mor chikin” mark.
A group of US House Members have offered a bill that would prohibit the term “Redskins” from being trademarked, as the debate over the NFL team’s name expands from the legal system and the court of public opinion to Capitol Hill.
J.C. Penney is facing numerous challenges as it competes with the likes of Forever 21, H&M, and the growing popularity of thrift shopping. In its efforts to gain more cash revenue, J.C. Penney announced on February 12 changes to its credit agreement. Backed by its banks, J.C. Penney is hoping to raise billions under the revised credit line.
The Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley Sons, Inc. case went before the Supreme Court on October 29, 2012. The case involves the textbook release business of a Thailand native who came to the US to study Mathematics. While a student, he had his family purchase and ship him textbooks and he resold them on sites such as eBay. The Supreme Court will interpret US Copyright Law, the first-sale doctrine, to determine the case.
LG Display filed suit against Samsung for patent infringements of their organic light-emitting diode panel technologies. LG Display is the world’s number two maker of liquid crystal displays. Earlier in September, Samsung sought an injunction against LG over technology leaks. Samsung feels that this suit is just a scheme to overcome the previous case.