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Association with Sex-Related Goods Creates Inference of Dilution by Tarnishment
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

In a fractured disposition, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment for Victoria's Secret in V Secret Catalogue, Inc. v. Moseley , 605 F.3d 382 (6th Cir. Ky. 2010) . The court ruled that defendants' use of VICTOR'S LITTLE... Read More

Association with Sex-Related Goods Creates Inference of Dilution by Tarnishment
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

In a fractured disposition, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment for Victoria's Secret in V Secret Catalogue, Inc. v. Moseley , 605 F.3d 382 (6th Cir. Ky. 2010) . The court ruled that defendants' use of VICTOR'S LITTLE SECRET... Read More

TubcuT Manufacturer Claims Trademark Infringement
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by Lee Berlik

Access Designs, Inc., a company that manufactures TubcuT®, a product that alters regular bathtubs to convert them into walk-in showers, has filed a trademark-infringement suit against The BathWorks Company in federal district court in Charlottesville... Read More

States entitled to sovereign immunity on Lanham Act claims for trademark infringement and false designation of origin - Univ. of Wis. v. Phoenix Int'l Software (7th Cir., Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Recently, the Seventh Circuit answered the following question in the negative: Is the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act (TRCA) a valid exercise of Congress's Fourteenth Amendment power to regulate state behavior? In Bd. of Regents of the Univ... Read More

Pernod Ricard USA LLC v. Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.: More on the the HAVANA CLUB saga
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

Issued April 6, 2010, this opinion is the latest installment of the HAVANA CLUB saga. Here, Pernod Ricard USA brought a false advertising claim against Bacardi U.S.A., alleging that Bacardi's use of the HAVANA CLUB trademark on its rum bottle deceives... Read More

States entitled to sovereign immunity on Lanham Act claims for trademark infringement and false designation of origin - Univ. of Wis. v. Phoenix Int'l Software (7th Cir., Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Recently, the Seventh Circuit answered the following question in the negative: Is the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act (TRCA) a valid exercise of Congress's Fourteenth Amendment power to regulate state behavior? In Bd. of Regents of the Univ.... Read More