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Trademark Parody and Copyright Fair Use

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:41:00 +0000

The Second Circuit affirmed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to My Other Bag, Inc., owner of MY OTHER BAG, against Louis Vuitton.  My Other Bag are handbags that on one side show pictures of famous handbags, such as … Continue reading

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TTAB Rules Little Caesars DEEP!DEEP! DISH Descriptive

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:20:08 +0000

Little Caesars restaurant attempted to register its DEEP!DEEP! DISH trademark for pizza.  The company conceded that “Deep Dish” was a descriptive term for pizza.  It claimed, however, that the mark had acquired distinctiveness and was part of a family of … Continue reading

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Changes to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:09:49 +0000

Effective January 14, 2017, all Trademark proceedings (oppositions, cancellations, concurrent use and ex parte appeal proceedings) which are already in progress are subject to the following changes:  All pleadings and submissions need to be submitted through the Electronic System for … Continue reading

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International Implications of the Lanham Act – Trader Joe’s

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:55:46 +0000

Trader Joe’s, a grocery store that operates stores through the United States, successfully implicated the provisions of the Lanham Act against a Canadian company that was buying Trader Joe branded products in Washington State and brining them across the border … Continue reading

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Florida Breach of Contract or Unjust Enrichment

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:26:42 +0000

In Florida, a Plaintiff may not recover on both a breach of contract claim and an unjust enrichment claim.  Nonetheless, both claims may be pled in the alternative, though only one can ultimately survive.  In Florida every contract contains an … Continue reading

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