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The 9th Circuit Injects Some “Octane” into the Lanham Act Attorneys’ Fee Provision
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2016

In the immortal words of the most recent Nobel Laureate in literature, “the times they are a changin.’” Section 35(a) of the Lanham Act provides that


New Questions Raised by Judge Rakoff: Misuse of the Symbol and Literal Falsity Examined
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

Judge Rakoff is back at it in Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International, B.V. We previously blogged about the dangers inherent in


Likelihood of “Initial Interest” Confusion Powers The University of Houston to Preliminary Injunction Win in Law School Name Battle
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

On June 22, 2016, the South Texas College of Law announced that it was changing its name to Houston College of Law. This seems like a natural choice


Supplemental Registrations - Actually Worth a Hill of (Coffee) Beans
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2016

The potential defensive value of a registration on the Supplemental Register is highlighted in a recent opinion of the Trademark Trial and Appeal


Naturally Misleading? Ninth Circuit Keeps “All Natural” Fruit Labeling Dispute Alive
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2016

Does a food label advertising a product as “all natural fruit” mislead consumers when that product contains artificial preservatives? That is the


Trick or Tweet? Team Trump Gets Sued Over Skittles Twitter Pic
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2016

Life may not be bowl of cherries for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign these days. It’s more like a bowl of Skittles, as that is exactly what landed


A Diamond is Forever. What About Your Advertising Claim?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

An advertising slogan like “A Diamond is Forever” may be eternal, but the same cannot be said about some comparative advertising claims. If a company


The Slants Set To Rock at the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2016

Simon Tam and The Slants now have a gig at the biggest judicial venue in the country: The U.S. Supreme Court. On September 29, 2016, the Court


LVL XIII and Louis Vuitton Go Toe-To-Toe Over Toe Plates
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

In a previous post, we discussed Louis Vuitton’s unsuccessful lawsuit against My Other Bag, Inc., in which the “parody defense” was a key issue. Louis


In What Way is False Advertising False and Why it Makes a Difference
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

What is the difference between an advertisement that is literally false by necessary implication and one that is impliedly false? It may seem like a