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MLB Licenser Settles Baseball Card Maker Lawsuit

NEW YORK – (AP) Major League Baseball's licensing wing has settled a lawsuit it filed against a baseball card maker for allegedly stealing trademarks. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that The Upper Deck Co. Inc. had settled the trademark lawsuit by agreeing to pay its licensing wing...

Versace Wins $20 Million In Counterfeiting Damages

MILAN – (AP) Versace SpA, the design house founded by the late Gianni Versace, says a U.S. court has awarded it $20 million in damages for trademark violations and willful counterfeiting. Versace said in a statement on Thursday that the award stems from the company's 2003 complaint regarding...

High Court: NFL Licensing Conduct Constitutes Concerted Action

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 Ltd. to use the NFL’s and teams’...

Trademark Lawsuit Stops Return Of G.I. Joe's

PORTLAND Ore. - (AP) Customers swore the credibility of G.I. Joe's name was the reason they shopped at the longtime sporting goods retailer and when it was changed, the reason they stopped. That name and the ideals and spirit it represented was at the heart of efforts earlier this year. . . . Full...

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...

Attack Of The 300-Foot Tower: University of Texas Files Trademark Suit To Protect Campus Landmark

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, a 307-foot clock tower with an observation deck...

New Jersey Hot Dog Mecca Sues Deli Over Name

CLIFTON, N.J. - (AP) One of New Jersey's hot dog institutions isn't sparing the sauerkraut when it comes to a competitor five miles away. Rutt's Hut in Clifton has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the owners of Mutt's Hut. Rutt's, which is known for "ripper dogs"...

Lacoste Granted Limited Discovery In Lawsuit Over Sales In 'Big Box' Stores

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 (if any) have been selling its products to Costco...

Miami Heat's Bosh Sues Ex-Girlfriend Over Reality Show

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is suing the mother of his child for appearing on a reality TV show called "Basketball Wives," which he said intrudes on his private life. Bosh claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court that Allison Mathis and Shed Media are...