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Lawsuit Filed Against Distributor Of Video Of Elvis Presley TV Special - FREE DOWNLOAD, Complaint
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by Travis Burchart

Some brands you just don't copy - not ever. Elvis Presley "the Brand" is one of those. Ubiquitous, well-known, and very valuable, the unlicensed copying of Elvis is like robbing Fort Knox - it's very bold. Recently, Elvis Presley... Read More

Supreme Court Affirms: Trademark Case Mooted By Covenant Not To Sue
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals properly rejected trademark counterclaims levied against Nike Inc. where a covenant not to sue entered into by the counterclaimant extinguished any justiciable controversy between... Read More

Posted on 7 Sep 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

On September 1, 2016, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of actress Lindsay Lohan’s misappropriation of likeness lawsuit against the video game manufacturer Take-Two... Read More

4th Circuit Finds Possible Trademark Infringement In Google's AdWords Program
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Mark Rogers

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 9 found sufficient evidence to create an issue of fact as to whether Google Inc. had committed direct infringement by allowing the use of third-party trademarks by participants... Read More

Controversy Requirement Debated Before Supreme Court In Trademark Case
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals properly found standing lacking in a trademark infringement case by virtue of a covenant not to sue, an attorney for Nike Inc. told the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 7 ( Already LLC... Read More

Yves Saint-Laurent Sued For Trademark Infringement Of Distinctive Red Soles
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

A new line of women's footwear now being sold by Yves Saint-Laurent has high-end French shoe designer Christian Louboutin seeing red. Louboutin's companies, asserting that a new line of red Yves Saint-Laurent shoes violates their U.S. trademark... Read More

Attack Of The 300-Foot Tower: University of Texas Files Trademark Suit To Protect Campus Landmark
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by Travis Burchart

Many universities can boast of a famous landmark -- Notre Dame has the Grotto, Duke has its University Chapel, UC San Diego has the Geisel Library, the University of Wisconsin has the Red Gym. Of the more famous, the University of Texas has the UT Tower... Read More

Cancellation Of The Washington Redskins Trademark Registration: The Judicial Decision
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an opinion issued on July 8, 2015, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel the registration of the Washington Redskins football... Read More

High Court: NFL Licensing Conduct Constitutes Concerted Action
Posted on 24 May 2010 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 24 unanimously held that conduct by the National Football League, its 32 teams and the clubs’ wholly owned licensing company in granting an exclusive license to Reebok International... Read More

Charlie Sheen, Tigers Blood And Trademark Infringement
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

According to , Charlie Sheen is attempting to copyright his various catchphrases, including the phrase "Tiger Blood." However, Sheen's a little late to the game as evidenced by a recent filing from Zing Brothers, LLC, owner of... Read More

Lacoste Granted Limited Discovery In Lawsuit Over Sales In 'Big Box' Stores
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Lacoste Alligator, S.A., which sells tennis shirts and other apparel with the distinctive green crocodile logo in high-end stores like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, will get a chance to find out, through discovery in a lawsuit, which of its distributors... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Court Awards Attorneys' Fees for Willful Trademark Infringement
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Dabney Carr After a bench trial, Judge Gibney of the Eastern District of Virginia found in favor of Lorillard Tobacco on its claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution and awarded attorneys' fees to Lorillard... Read More

Novak Druce + Quigg LLP Adds Trademark Partner Katherine M. Basile
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — Novak Druce + Quigg LLP has announced that Katherine M. Basile joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner and co-chair of the Trademark practice effective Feb. 15, 2010. Basile comes from Howrey LLP, where she has... Read More

Winston & Strawn Expands London Office IP Practice With Richard Price, Gareth Morgan
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that it has significantly expanded its intellectual property, and in particular its patent and trademark litigation capabilities globally, as well as in Europe, with the addition of Richard Price and Gareth... Read More