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Trademark Owner Sues WhoisGuard Privacy Service on TM Grounds

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:53:08 +0000

Sonneman, seller of lighting products, sues privacy service, NameCheap (provided of WhoisGuard), for protecting site used to sell infringing lighting products.

Caraccioli v. Facebook – Defamation + Other Claims Dismissed under CDA Sec 230

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:46:46 +0000

Prof Goldman summary of Caraccioli v Facebook here.

DoJ’s Motion to Dismiss in CREW v Trump (emoluments)

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 03:06:43 +0000

Department of Justice memo to dismiss in CREW v Trump, 1:17-cv-00458-RA (SDNY). Discussion of emoluments begins on page 26.

LUSH VAPOR for e-Liquid Not Confusingly Similar to LUSH for Fragrances

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:07:19 +0000

Fragrances and e-Liquids (flavors for e-cigarette)s too dissimilar. TTABlog commentary on LUSH VAPOR TTAB Decision.

Confusion Between Big Chickens and Little Chickens

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:26:32 +0000

TTAblog discussion of TTAB decision in Original Maryland Fried Chicken, LLC v. MTM Enterprises Group, LLC, Opposition No. 91217560 (May 25, 2017) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Bergsman).

ABS-CBN Brings Florida Action re Illegal Streaming Devices

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:03:47 +0000

ABS-CBN, Philippines-based entertainment company, sues Florida entities for distributing devices used to illegally stream plaintiff’s content.


Mon, 08 May 2017 16:33:10 +0000

Plaintiff appears to be selling beans and ground coffee (but also ‘brewed coffee’) while defendant operates coffee shops. For what it’s worth, in 2015 the TTAB refused registration of the mark RED WHALE for beer, citing a prior registration for RED WHALE for vodka (applicant there is plaintiff here).

Recent Tweets and Re-Tweets

Thu, 04 May 2017 16:28:24 +0000

What does a counterfeit look like?Coach, Inc. v. Chung Mei Wholesale — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 4, 2017 Seattle Mariners Oppose MAINE MARINERS for clothing. Opp. No. 91234252. — TTABlog (@TTABlog) May 1, 2017 In Soccer, Teams Change Logos at Their Peril – — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 29, 2017 Beware of misleading offer […]

Bring Your Alibis

Tue, 02 May 2017 20:36:57 +0000

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

US v Westchester re Housing Consent Decree

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:00 +0000