Since the inception of the U.S. federal
trademark dilution statutes, courts' interpretations have been fraught with
difficulties for dilution plaintiffs. In Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe's Borough Coffee,
Inc., 588 F.3d 97 (2d Cir. N.Y. 2009) , the Court interpreted the Trademark Dilution
The Second Circuit's April 1, 2010 opinion in Tiffany
v. eBay , both affirmed and remanded portions of the decision of
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that addressed
whether the online marketplace site eBay may be liable under theories of
trademark infringement or...
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
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and COACH SERVICES...
IN THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE NORTHERN
DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
and COACH SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiffs, Case No.
CHARLIE'S OF ILLINOIS, INC.
CHARLIE'S FLEA MARKET,
SAI YUJ CHEN,
GING FANG CHEN...
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
COACH, INC. and COACH SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiffs, Case No.
THE BUYER'S MARKET, INC., AN ILLINOIS
CORPORATION, d/b/a BUYER'S FLEA
MARKET, and DOES 1 through100,
Plaintiffs may bring novel causes of
action for contributory cybersquatting and for contributory trademark
dilution, according to a recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Washington. In so ruling, the district court refused to narrowly
read the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer...
To ensure that courts give proper recognition to rights
conferred by trademark registrations under U.S. law and follow precedent
protecting trademarks that also have aesthetic attributes, the International
Trademark Association (INTA) filed an amicus brief on November 14, 2011 in a
By Steve Abreu , a member of our Trademark Practice Group
No doubt about it: It is
hard for brand owners to protect against trademark dilution, even with a
name as famous as STARBUCKS. With its decision in Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc. , a federal court in Manhattan has yet...
By Shannon King
The multi-million dollar trademark and trade dress dispute between Italian fashion label Gucci and American designer Guess?, Inc. ("Guess?") marches on toward trial as Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York largely...
1. Gaylord v. United States,
2011-5097, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S.
App. LEXIS 9719, May 14, 2012, Decided [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]
who sought 10% royalty on sales of stamps bearing image of statues on which...