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The Lanham Act Probably Cannot Save College Athletes From Daily Fantasy Sports Stalkers
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

Akeem Daniels, a former Northern Illinois University (“NIU”) football player, recently invoked the Lanham Act in an attempt to force DraftKings and

United State District Court of South New York - Rules on parody
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

Observing that sometimes it is better to 'accept the implied compliment in parody' and to smile or laugh rather than sue, the United State District

I’m All Shook Up
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

Margaritaville, an entity owned by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, opposed the registration of the trade mark ‘fiveoclocksomewhere’ filed by Loom

Doordash Sued by In-N-Out Burger over Food Delivery App
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2015

The operator of a popular chain of quick service restaurants on the West Coast, In-N-Out Burger, recently sued startup Doordash alleging trademark

Dueling trademarks
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The Ohio State University has filed its opposition to the use of "The Shoe" as a trademark being sought after by Caesars Entertainment. Caesars wants

Tale of two restaurants: appeals court rules for first to use
  • Federis & Associates
  • Philippines
  • November 23 2015

A trademark right acquired through use under the old law is preserved under the first-to-file system of the IP Code. This is the gist of the ruling

Are Things Getting Nutty at the USPTO?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

As we enter the Thanksgiving and holiday season this year, it is particularly apropos to ponder the following question: Is the TTAB going nuts

Taylor Swift settles promotional sweepstakes dispute
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2015

Last week, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and the American Greetings Corporation ("American Greetings") settled a legal dispute with Blue Sphere, Inc

The naked truth about wine and beer brandmarking
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • November 10 2015

In January 2009, an Australian company named Innvopak Systems applied to register WINEBUD as a trademark for (three guesses?) wine. Perhaps

The Florence IP court protects Tuscany’s PDO wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • November 4 2015

With ruling no. 35752015 of 21 October 2015, the Company Matters division of the Florence District Court (whose jurisdiction encompasses IP matters