trademark dispute

No Pimping: Trademark Law Protects the Goodyear Blimp

January 7th, 2020 On January 2, 2020, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”) and the Illinois-based punk rock band, The Pimps, a/k/a The Good Year Pimps (“The Pimps”), entered into a settlement agreement to resolve allegations that The Pimps: (1) had breached a previous settlement agreement entered into between the parties; (2) were infringing …

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Who “Asked” for a Trademark Dispute?

September 11, 2018 Two weeks ago, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) denied a petition for cancellation in a trademark dispute involving the company formerly known as Ask Jeeves, refusing to cancel the trademark application of a smaller company that applied to register “ASKBOT” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The …

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Edible Marijuana Maker Settles Trademark Dispute with Hershey

November 4, 2014 In June, 2014, the Hershey Company (“Hershey”) brought a trademark infringement action against Colorado-based TinctureBelle, LLC.  Hershey alleged that TinctureBelle infringed on numerous registered trademarks in the naming, packaging and marketing of its chocolate and confectionery products containing marijuana.  TinctureBelle appeared in the action, but never filed an answer.  Instead, after months …

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