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Lithuanian Firm Sued For Holding Beauty Pageant

VILNIUS, Lithuania - (AP) Move over Miss Universe, make way for Mrs. Universe. It might sound like a nifty promotional idea for a small East European company like Lithuania, but owners of the Miss Universe trademark, entrepreneur Donald Trump and NBC Universal, aren't amused. The U.S.-based Miss...

Iowa Store Chain Fights Subway Over ‘Footlong'

DES MOINES, Iowa — (AP) An Iowa-based convenience store has asked a federal judge to rule that the word "footlong" is part of the general English language and not the special property of the Subway restaurant chain. Ankeny-based Casey's General Stores Inc. filed a lawsuit against...

Winston & Strawn Expands London Office IP Practice With Richard Price, Gareth Morgan

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 Morgan, who have joined the London office as partners...

Lawsuit Filed Against Distributor Of Video Of Elvis Presley TV Special - FREE DOWNLOAD, Complaint

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 Enterprises filed a copyright/trademark action...

Charlie Sheen, Tigers Blood And Trademark Infringement

According to Gawker.com , 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 the mark "TIGERS BLOOD," which is used...

Pharmaceutical Litigation Partner James Stronski Joins Crowell & Moring

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner James K. Stronski to the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Based in the New York office, Stronski is an intellectual property litigator with extensive experience handling cases involving the so-called "Hatch...