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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:12:55 +0000

DJ Plaintiff uses HIPPIE LAUNDRY for clothing. DJ Defendant owns CHINESE LAUNDRY and DIRTY LAUNDRY for shoes. Defendant protested Plaintiff’s potential expansion of HIPPIE LAUNDRY into footwear.

Recent Trademark Tweets and Re-Tweets

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:50:41 +0000

TTAB Test: Is "ROSE" Generic for Beer-Based Mixed Beverages? — TTABlog (@TTABlog) July 10, 2017 India:Online infringement: the role of intermediaries — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) July 10, 2017 interesting #trademark: configuration of bourbon bottle resembling shotgun shell with rattlesnake wrapping around it — Erik Pelton® (@tm4smallbiz) July 7, 2017 The Russian Supreme Court […]

Diageo (BULLEIT) v. W.J. Deutsch (REDEMPTION) re Trade Dress in Old-Timey Bottles of Bourbon

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:45:43 +0000

Diageo defines its Bulleit Design Mark and Trade Dress as: a. Clear canteen-shaped glass bottle with rounded shoulders; b. Embossed brand name above the label; c. Arched text in the top line of the embossed brand name; d. Convex text divider between components of the embossed brand name (e.g. BULLEIT BOURBON speared from FRONTIER WHISKEY); […]

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in Original Maryland Fried Chicken, LLC v. MTM Enterprises Group, LLC, Opposition No. 91217560 (May 25, 2017) [not precedential] (Opinion by Judge Bergsman).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