Facebook Wins Chinese Trademark Case

  International trademark cases appear to get sticky, especially in China. Fortunately, this recent trademark case did not get lost in translation. Chinese beverage company attempted...

5 Words That Major Brands Fought For In Trademark Court This Year

In 2014, major brands fought over words to trademark. In summary, Victoria Secret and Daniel Pink fought earlier this year over the flirty hue,...

Snaks 5th Avenchew v. Saks Fifth Avenue

  Entrepreneur, Carrie Sarabella, had trademarked the name 'Snaks 5th Avenchew,' (@Snaks5thAve) for her gourmet dog food brand. Saks Fifth Avenue got word of this cutely named pup snack and...

Mouse v. Mouse

  Earlier this week, the trademark registration for Deadmau5 (AKA "dead mouse") was caught in a mouse trap with word of Disney sending in a letter...

Fatdoor.com vs. Nextdoor.com trade secret theft case going to trial in federal court

San Francisco, Calif. – (April 25, 2014) –  In a blow to neighborhood social network Nextdoor.com, Inc. (http://www.nextdoor.com) and its venture fund Benchmark Capital (http://www.benchmark.com),...

San Francisco Giants Sued by Street Vendor

As many business owners know, branding is everything these days and once you get your brand just right, the next logical step is to...

Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent Red Sole Case

(New York, NY) Federal judge Victor Marrero has ruled a hard and fast judgement against fashion designer Louboutin and his request for an injuction...

Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D Facing Trademark Lawsuit Over Stage Name

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D is in a little bit of hot water when it comes to his DJ name and persona. Pauly D is facing...

How the west was won U of South Carolina vs. U of Southern California

13 years in the making  trademark battle ends as the high court lets stand a ruling that the ‘SC’ logo trademark belongs to the...

Honda Motor Co trademark ruling

What is interesting is that all future 1 b applications may be reviewed for their applicants filing in light of the Board’s decision in Honda Motor. A trademark application in the United States that requires a declaration under oath that the applicant has a bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce. This decision will also be of interest to parties to disputes involving such applications.

Google Adwords EU Court Ruling

However, the European Court of Justice did not shed light upon how, when and where should an advertiser indicate that the goods and/or services on offer are from the advertiser and not from a brand owner, when a trademarked keyword was employed by the advertiser. While the stance taken by the Court of Justice may not be legally binding on courts in Singapore, search engine advertising is likely to be adversely impacted globally as the European court's ruling questions the legitimacy of keyword search advertising, which lies at the core of a search engine marketing.