Articles in Trademark
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has filed opposition to an Ashland Inc. insect repellant for automobile windshields over trademark use. The repellant is called Beetle Juice and Volkswagen fears consumers will mistake a connection between the product and the iconic Volkswagen Beetle car model.
Blurb: Texas A&M quarterback and potential top pick in the upcoming NFL draft, Johnny Manziel, is facing hurdles in attempting to trademark “The House that Johnny Built” because of a friend who filed first.
After months of being at the center of trademark disputes in the United States, the European app developer King.com, Ltd. is now being targeted on its own territory. The Russian game developer, ZeptoLab, has filed to cancel King.com’s “Candy” trademark in the European Union to undermine any further attempts by King.com to prevent others from using the term in their gaming products and services.
Last week Old Navy avoided an injunction on selling its athletic apparel when the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that its sales would not irreparably harm Active Sports Lifestyle USA. …
The upcoming Supreme Court case, B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries focuses on the level of deference and possibility of issue preclusion entitled to Trademark Trial and Appeals Board decisions.
Brazil Soccer Organization (CBF) called Hyundai to pull its World Cup promotion because the organization claimed it violated their property rights. Volkswagen, CBF’s official partner, asked for clarification although Hyundai is also the official sponsor of FIFA with the right to use branding associated with World Cup.
Is there anything more to a ketchup bottle, aside from holding, well, ketchup? H.J. Heinz believes so, and is suing an Irving, Texas based company, Figueroa Brothers, Inc. for allegedly infringing its Heinz glass bottle design.
This season’s fashion shows have been making an unusual connection with food. While the fashion industry is often associated with starving models subsiding on cigarettes and Diet Coke, Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week presentation spoke to …
A UK Vietnamese shop called Mo Pho was quite surprised when it received a letter stating that the Vietnamese national dish, pho, was trademarked and to cease and desist using it in their name.
In 2013, King.com, the European app developer who created the online game Candy Crush Saga, caused an outcry from other developers when the corporation filed a trademark application for the word “Candy.” Now, King.com has decided to abandon its trademark application, stating that it has other means of protecting its mark in the United States.