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“Terrible Towel” Lawsuit a Good Reminder to Consult a Trademark Lawyer

On August 21, 2020, The Eamon Foundation, owner of multiple trademarks related to the “Terrible Towel” waived at Pittsburgh Steelers (the “Steelers”) games, sued Time In, LLC d/b/a Time in Apparel (“TIA”) for trademark infringement, unfair competition, dilution and unjust enrichment. The lawsuit is a good reminder of the importance of consulting with an experienced …

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A Trademark Lawyer Can Guide you to Obtaining a Strong Trademark

When starting a new business and attempting to stand out from the crowd, it is important for business owners to consider how to go about building a strong brand. An essential part of creating good branding is developing a robust trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that …

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Want to Coexist with Another Brand? Ask a TM Lawyer How to Do So

Businesses often come into conflict with other businesses that use identical or similar brands to sell related goods and/or services. This can lead to the refusal of a trademark application by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on the basis of a likelihood of confusion, or lengthy litigation with attendant expensive legal fees …

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Wondering if Your Trademark has Been Abandoned? Ask a Trademark Lawyer

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has led to the shuttering of businesses throughout the world. While many of these businesses will be able to open when it is deemed safe by authorities for them to do so, others will be forced to close down forever. For struggling businesses that have registered and/or common …

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Jack Daniels Chewed Up by Trademark Law

VIP Products LLC (“VIP”) designs, markets and sells “Silly Squeakers” dog toys that are often made to humorously resemble well-known beverage containers. In 2013, VIP fashioned the Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker (“Bad Spaniels”) dog toy to resemble a Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle and altered the label by: 1) replacing “Jack Daniel’s” with “Bad Spaniels;” 2) …

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No Pimping: Trademark Law Protects the Goodyear Blimp

No Pimping: Trademark Law Protects the Goodyear Blimp

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 on Goodyear’s trademark …

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Girl Scouts Involved in Trademark Law Dispute with Rebranded Boy Scouts

November 9, 2018 On November 6, 2018, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (“GSUSA”) filed a complaint against the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) in the Southern District of New York for trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution. GSUSA has been in operation for over 106 years and is currently serving …

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Las Vegas Golden Knights Enter into Coexistence Agreement with U.S. Army

August 3, 2018  The Las Vegas Golden Knights (“Golden Knights”) hockey team must be in the running for the feel-good sports story of the year. As an expansion team, they made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, making them the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major sports leagues …

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