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Ninth Circuit Misunderstands Aesthetic Functionality
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

In 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... Read More

Another Battle Brewing for the Buckeyes. This Time, It’s Not Ohio State Football – It’s Ohio State Intellectual Property
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

The Ohio State University licenses and markets many items using the trademarks "scarlet and gray," "Buckeye(s)," "Brutus Buckeye," the Block O with or without Buckeye Leaves, "Go Bucks," and the "Buckeye... Read More

Another Battle Brewing for the Buckeyes. This Time, It’s Not Ohio State Football – It’s Ohio State Intellectual Property
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

The Ohio State University licenses and markets many items using the trademarks "scarlet and gray," "Buckeye(s)," "Brutus Buckeye," the Block O with or without Buckeye Leaves, "Go Bucks," and the "Buckeye... Read More

Ninth Circuit Misunderstands Aesthetic Functionality
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by Anne Gilson LaLonde

In 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... Read More

My Pillars Are Bigger Than Your Pillars: Wisconsin State Bar Claims LexisNexis’ Pillar Logo Constitutes Trademark Infringement
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Last week, the Wisconsin State Bar filed a trademark lawsuit against LexisNexis, claiming that the State Bar's Pillar Icon had been infringed by Lawyers.com's Pillar Icon. In the complaint, the State Bar alleges that if LexisNexis continues... Read More

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