Articles in Trademark
Following the explosions on April 15, “Boston Strong” emerged as a viral hashtag on Twitter, a rallying cry at public events, and a logo on all kinds of apparels. It does not take too long for business opportunists to take advantage of this national tragedy.
Supreme, one of the most coveted skate-inspired clothing brands, is suing women’s clothing brand Married to the Mob and its founder Leah McSweeney for trademark infringement to the tune of $10 million.
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.
On April 3rd, 2013 the USPTO withdrew its initial rejection of Apple, Inc.’s application for federal trademark protection of the term IPAD MINI for being “merely descriptive.”
Facebook is being sued over its use of the phrase “Timeline,” and this case is going to court.
Post-order maneuvering in the Louboutin v. YSL case suggests the contrasting the red sole trademark may be open to interpretation (and more litigation).
GoPro, a camera company, targeted DigitalRev, a photography-centered social networking and discussion forum with a DMCA takedown notice. The notice pinpointed a product review of one of GoPro’s cameras but the company’s reason for sending the takedown notice does not line up with the purpose of the DMCA.
USPTO rejects Apple’s application to trademark “iPad mini”.
Kate Middleton’s charity has applied for a trademark on several fashion items. Is this a pre-emptive strike many other celebrities have taken?