By Jonathan E. Moskin Although some will see new threats to trademark owners and the licensing
industry and others will see new opportunities, trademark owners using
creative designs will surely take notice of two decisions this summer:
Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. A.V.E.L.A. ,
Inc., 636 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. Cal. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ],
the Ninth Circuit misapplied the doctrine of aesthetic...