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More about trademark surnames: the Borghese dispute

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2013

Right on the heels of our surname blog comes a New York Times article on a long-running trademark litigation over rights to the Borghese surname. The

Louboutin sees red again: protecting color as a trademark

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 12 2013

Christian Louboutin filed suit last week in Federal District Court in New York against Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear and unnamed companies and

Why can’t I use my own name? : trademarks and surnames

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 6 2013

There are many "myths" that float about in the general public about what can and cannot function as a trademark. For example, people often tell me

Laches, acquiescence, and trademark injunctions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 22 2013

On May 8, a long time manufacturer of ceremonial paddles marketed to fraternities and sororities filed a petition for certiorari with the US Supreme

The issues of trademark infringement and dilution go “wild”

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • May 20 2013

Those of us in a certain age bracket will remember Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" television program that first began in 1963. The Emmy

The new generic top-level domains and the new Trademark Clearinghouse: deciding whether to register your brands

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • May 16 2013

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is the organization that oversees domain names worldwide. It recently began

A primer on policing your trademark

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • April 10 2013

Trademark owners have a duty to police their mark. This applies to all types of marks brand names, slogans, color, product shapes, or even a smell

Are Dr. Dre’s claims of likelihood of confusion and dilution enough to “beat” his opponents?

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2013

Rapper Dr. Dre and the company he co-founded, Beats Electronics, LLC, are on the offensive at the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board challenging a

David can beat Goliath in the trademark world just ask Mixed Chicks!

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 7 2012

On November 2, 2012, a federal jury in the Central District of California awarded Mixed Chicks LLC, a beauty supply company for mixed-race women, www.mixedchicks.net, $839,535 in actual damages and $7,275,000 in punitive damages for willfully infringing the MIXED CHICKS trademark and trade dress with its MIXED SILK line of products

How do you or don’t you state a case for a declaratory judgment in a trademark dispute?

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 5 2012

Ever since the US Supreme Court in MedImmune, Inc. v. Genetech, Inc., 549 U.S. 118, 127 S, Ct, 764, 166 L. Ed.604 (2007) threw out the “reasonable apprehension” test as defining the grounds for bringing a declaratory judgment action, courts have considered a wide variety of factual circumstances in deciding which meet the Court’s redefinition of “controversy.”